Scott $4m expansion ready for use in October

Expansion to double the space of Scott Technology's Dunedin site in Kaikorai Valley (above) is...
Expansion to double the space of Scott Technology's Dunedin site in Kaikorai Valley (above) is well under way. Photo: Christine O'Connor
The $4 million expansion of Scott Technology's Dunedin site is well under way and is now on-track for completion later in the year.

The redevelopment, started by construction company Calder Stewart last September, will double the space of the workshop to 3000sq m and the combined engineering and administration space will also double to to 1600sq m.

Scott chief executive Chris Hopkins said it was expected staff would move into the expanded office space by August and into the workshop in October.

The timeframe was extended by a few months as resource and building consents for various areas took longer than anticipated, Mr Hopkins said.

Scott's Dunedin site mainly does research and development for its meat robotics division. In Christchurch that division does the mainstay manufacturing of assembly lines for export.

Mr Hopkins said there were about 90 jobs at the the plant at present but he expected that number to expand during the year.

simon.hartley@odt.co.nz

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