Molson buys Finlay Scotland



The new team (from left): Sean Warburton (Molson Finlay), Morris Wightman and Tom McNeill (Finlay Scotland), Robin Powell (Molson Group), Nigel Irvine (Terex Finlay), Jason Powles (Molson Group).


Molson Group’s big push into Scotland has gained momentum with the acquisition this week of materials processing equipment specialist Finlay Scotland.

The deal builds on Molson’s purchase last summer of Finlay Plant (UK) that gave it distribution rights for Terex Finlay mobile crushing, screening and conveying equipment in England and Wales. Finlay Scotland is the final piece in the jigsaw for Terex Finlay distribution rights across Great Britain.

The existing sales, hire and service organisations in Scotland remain unchanged and aftermarket parts requirements will also continue to be provided through the Lanarkshire headquarters.

Tom McNeill, managing director of Finlay Scotland, commented: “Finlay Scotland Ltd is one of the longest-serving dealers for Terex Finlay and can trace its roots back to the days when the business was originally owned by John Finlay. We are very excited for the future direction and growth expectations for this operation and we look forward to ensuring a seamless transition of business for our staff and customers.”

Robin Powell, joint managing director of Molson Group, added: “The success of Finlay Scotland Ltd has been built upon a customer-centric philosophy to provide innovative products, services and solutions to their local market.

“Additionally, this acquisition further strengthens our position throughout Scotland. Alongside the long-established Molson Young Plant Sales business, the addition of  Finlay Scotland ensures that our comprehensive 360-degree product offer to customers is available to customers across England, Wales and now Scotland too.”

The multi-franchise Molson Group gained a strong foothold north of the border a couple of years ago when it acquired Doune-based Young Plant Sales and it has since cemented its presence with the opening of a ‘Molson Young’ depot in Inverness.


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©Scottish Plant.  Article posted 14/3/2019