News

8th April 2013

Elliott celebrates its 50th Anniversary

  • Elliott celebrates its 50th Anniversary

In 1963 Elliott Group Ltd started life as Elliott’s of Peterborough manufacturing and selling mobile classrooms from a small factory facility in Peterborough.  The success of the mobile classrooms was such that a corn mill at Congresbury near Bristol was changed from producing corn products and storage to classroom production. Another factory was opened at Tranent, south of Edinburgh to service Scotland and the north of England.

A brief history of Elliott

1968 - became a public limited company changing the name to the Elliott Group of Peterborough.
1976 - Medway Industries Ltd was acquired which manufactured post and panel buildings for the education market.
1982 - Jenks and Cattell plc (Falcon Industries plc) made a successful take-over bid for Elliott’s.
1983 - Acquisition of Austin Hall, which specialized in steel frame buildings.
1984 - Acquired Wyseplan, manufacturers of timber volumetric modules and site cabins at a factory in Bridlington.
1987 - Acquisition of Atkinson Workspace cabin fleet based in Wolverhampton.
1988 - Take-over by Godfrey Davis plc, which later became the Davis Service Group plc.
1989 - Godfrey Davis Portable Buildings Ltd was merged with the cabin and container fleet of Elliott to form Elliott Workspace.
1991 - Acquisition of Presco Buildings Ltd who manufacture stressed skin steel buildings and had built up a good hire fleet of steel cabins and steel modular buildings.
1999 - Acquisition of Strumech Engineering Ltd to add to Elliott’s growing range of products in the telecommunication market.
2000 - Acquired Redispace & Johnson Ltd who had built up a good reputation in the portable accommodation and secure storage market.
2001 - The operations of the former Redispace & Johnson joined with Elliott Workspace to form Elliotthire.
2002 - Acquisition of Porterplant Limited (now called Elliott Loohire) a toilet provider operating a fleet of over 6,000 toilets from its national network of 6 depots.
2005 - Elliott was acquired by Algeco, the European leader in modular space.
2007 - Acquisition of Wraith Accommodation, including Gamble Kitchen Rentals, that operate a range of portable accommodation, portable kitchens and catering equipment.
2007 - Acquired the assets of GE Modular Space UK that include Moduflex – an innovative product providing flexible design options in modular space.
2007 - Elliott becomes part of the Algeco Scotsman Group following the group’s acquisition of Williams Scotsman – the market leader in North America.
2010 - Acquired the assets of the Cabin Centre that includes a range of mobile welfare pods.
2011 - Acquisition of RB Farquhar
2011 - Acquisition of Speedy Space

Elliott is now part of Algeco Scotsman a leading global business services provider focused on modular space and secure storage solutions. Operating as Algeco in continental Europe, Elliott in the United Kingdom and Williams Scotsman in North America, the group manages a fleet of more than 320,000 units with operations in 37 countries throughout Europe, Middle East, China and North America. The company’s legacy is grounded in its reputation for exceptional customer service, effective management of business operations and consistent product innovation. Algeco Scotsman’s global presence combined with its local market expertise provides exemplary service tailored to meet the unique needs of customers throughout the world.

To celebrate this milestone we are running a prize draw where you can register and download your 50th Anniversary Golden Ticket!  This then gives you two opportunities of winning holiday vouchers with entry into our 'monthly draw' with a prize value of £500, and our ‘end of year’ draw with a chance to win a prize to the value of £1000.

To enter please click here

Elliot Golden Ticket