Crane and plant firm set to create new jobs in King’s Lynn

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A multi-million pound investment in a crane and plant business is set to create more jobs at its depot in South Lynn.

Quinto Crane and Plant Ltd, which has its head office in Norwich, has announced that it is investing £2.5 million in its East of England fleet with the addition of a demolition and dismantling service.

This means it is looking to recruit more crane drivers, operators and HGV drivers, some of whom would work out of its base in Wisbech Road.

Kellie Colby, a spokesman for Quinto, said: “As part of our ongoing development we are training staff to cover more areas.

“We are recruiting around the East of England and some of those we take on may work out of Lynn some of the time.

“We have an accredited training centre at Norwich and we also offer apprenticeships and NVQs. We are also actively recruiting HGV drivers who we can train as crane drivers, which would give them job variety and great job prospects.”

The company currently has 125 employees across the group and is recruiting upwards of a further 20 positions, of which ten will be in cranes and five in demolition.

It is expected that at least two positions will be permanent posts in Lynn, and there is potential for Lynn-based residents to work across the depot network.

Quinto Crane and Plant Limited was bought by Oliver and Hannah Arnold, from Norwich, last year in a multi-million pound deal, keeping it very much a family business.

The Arnolds are investing in the company for the future by buying new cranes and equipment, refurbishing existing cranes and equipment and expanding the services offered in the East of England, East Midlands and Greater London through their depot network.

Strong sales growth means the expansion is gaining pace and the company is well placed to add demolition and dismantling services.

Said Mr Arnold: “The addition of demolition and dismantling services brings Quinto full circle to its former Pointer glory days when cranes and demolition were run side-by-side employing in the region of 1,000 people.

“There is a construction related synergy between our lifting service, machinery moving and demolition and dismantling operations that will benefit our clients. And, due to our early success since purchasing Quinto, we are recruiting for a number of positions across the company which are posted on our website.”

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