Dundee's Caltech Lifts selected for major UK framework bidding

A Dundee-based lift firm has hailed it being selected to bid for £65 million of public sector lift contracts – possibly enabling it to grow its workforce.

Sales director Fraser Renwick, left, with his brother, the company’s managing director Andrew. Picture: ASM Media & PR.
Sales director Fraser Renwick, left, with his brother, the company’s managing director Andrew. Picture: ASM Media & PR.

Caltech Lifts is one of just 27 smaller firms bidding in a UK 2020-24 lifts procurement framework – the first time the family-owned firm has won a place on the UK-wide list.

The framework will deliver design, installation, refurbishment and the servicing/maintenance of lifts to organisations such as central government, NHS trusts, emergency services and housing providers, for the next four years. It covers passenger/goods lifts and domestic lifts.

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From left: Caltech Lifts directors Fraser and Andrew Renwick. Picture: Alan S. Morrison.
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Andrew Renwick – MD of Caltech, whose clients include Dundee City Council, hotels and care homes – said: “Our success, thanks to our track record and the skill of our public sector tenders team, shows Scotland’s other SMEs which deliver quality should aim to grow right now, straight out of lockdown, and create the new jobs Scotland needs to replace those being lost daily around us.

“Our success so far also demonstrates that great Scottish firms shouldn’t restrict their ambitions to Scotland. By seeking, spotting and going for the opportunities elsewhere too we can grow our best SMEs into large companies and help Scotland bounce back from Covid-19.”

Last year, Caltech installed a "record-breaking” lift that will be key at the Baldovie waste-to-energy plant in Dundee.

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