SLD (Scottish Land Development) Pumps & Power is marking 70 years in the specialist pumps and power hire sector. Established in Scotland after the WWII, SLD began as part of the national reconstruction effort to rebuild towns and cities.
SLD started out by supplying large earth-moving vehicles for civil engineering projects. The company then diversified into supplying specialist pumping equipment, and the remote generators to power the pumps.
The original earth-moving vehicle side of the business was divested in the late 1950s, and pumps and power became the core of SLD’s offering as a specialist stand-alone business. SLD’s network expanded across Scotland and the rest of the UK following investment in the 1970s and 1980s.
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