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IQ-THINKING AS CCG OSM APPOINT NEW DIRECTOR

CCG OSM (OFFSITE MANUFACTURING) LTD,  a subsidiary of the CCG (Scotland) Group, has appointed a new director as part of the firm’s ongoing strategy for growth.

David Crawford joined the group in 2014 as a Systems Analyst following a 4-year term as an Associate Consultant with Edinburgh Napier University.

Responsible for the research and analysis of productivity across CCG’s manufacturing divisions, which includes the creation of timber systems and windows and doors, David then joined OSM full-time in 2016.

CCG OSM is one of the most advanced ‘offsite manufacturing’ facilities in the UK comprising an innovative, semi-automated production line that spans the size of two football pitches to create a closed panel timber frame solution, known as the iQ Timber System, incorporating components such as wall linings, insulation, service containment, windows and doors to support the creation of energy-efficient housing, care homes, nurseries and schools.

David’s role since joining the business has been to manage day-to-day business operations of the production and site-related processes; overseeing product development of the iQ Timber System and the improvement of efficiencies on the factory floor and kit erect activities.

David said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with the CCG Group since joining in 2014 and I am very grateful for the support shown by OSM Managing Director, Steven Earlie, in appointing me to this new role. We have achieved a lot during my time with the company: our productivity has increased on average 19% year-on-year whilst our iQ Timber System’s thermal performance has been improved by as much as 37%. This would not have been achieved without investment into new machinery and software as well as the commitment of our staff as we strive to deliver a first-class service to our parent company, CCG, and our external clients.”

OSM has been an integral component of the ongoing expansion of the CCG Group with over 2000 homes presently under construction across the breadth of the country. The capabilities of the business have also helped to support the ‘CCG Net Zero Home’ building standard, a newly-launched building standard that significantly reduces carbon emissions and heating costs.

David continued: “Our productivity and sustainability improvements are (and will continue to be) hugely important for the Scottish construction industry as we embark on an ambitious programme of decarbonisation and the delivery of 100,000 new homes in the next parliamentary term. The use of ‘offsite methods’ is evidently a crucial element to achieving these targets given the enhanced energy performance credentials and speed of construction that can ultimately be achieved so it is my ambition to keep the CCG Group at the forefront of sustainable construction in this country. The OSM team look forward to the challenge.

Steven Earlie, CCG OSM Managing Director, added: “David’s appointment as director is an important step forward for our business and I am delighted to welcome him into his new role. We employ 120 people and have a manufacturing output currently in excess of 1200 homes per year; with David’s knowledge and experience, alongside the tireless efforts of our dedicated staff, I am confident that we can continue to improve and reach new levels of success.”

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