Davidsons Blast Services invests in Peterhead premises

The family-run DBS (standing, from left); Bruce Davidson (father), Zander Davdison (grandfather), Bruce Davidson (grandson), (kneeling, left) Nicola Harris (granddaughter) and Alexander Davidson (grandson, kneeling, right).
Digging in: the family-run DBS (standing, from left); Bruce Davidson (father), Zander Davdison (grandfather), Bruce Davidson (grandson), (kneeling, left) Nicola Harris (granddaughter) and Alexander Davidson (grandson, kneeling, right).

A family-run business which provides blast cleaning and application of protective coatings to the oil and gas, marine and subsea industries, has secured planning permission to develop further office space at its one acre site in Peterhead.

The blasting and painting facility, which was purpose built and opened in 2010 by the Davidson family, includes an unrivalled coatings workshop and blasting hall large enough to accommodate any structure transportable by road. 

The planning permission granted by Aiberdeenshire Council has given the firm the go ahead for the six-figure development, which is set to be complete by February 2017.

Bruce Davidson, Managing Director of DBS, said: “Since opening our blast cleaning and coatings facility, we have concentrated our investment in our workshop areas ensuring operations run at maximum efficiency.  Investment in these areas have been implemented strategically and are key to ensuring DBS continued success.

“Although it is currently a challenging climate for our industry, we believe this upgrade is necessary for the growth and further development of our services, as well as enhancing the skills we already have through running in-house training.

“And being a family owned business, we couldn’t think of a better way in marking the occasion than asking my grandfather, who originally founded Davidson’s as a company in 1976, to break ground for the development.”

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