R.Allison Double Bronze

November 2017

Bob McKechnie & Gary Smith of Scotland's R.Allison Ltd both achieve their BRONZE engineer accreditation

After leaving school Bob took an apprenticeship as a agricultural engineer. He spent 14 years in the agricultural sector then in 1993 he took a job as an service engineer with Scot Atlas where he worked until the demise of the company. Bob was then offered a job with Atlas Excavators here he remained for the next 8 years until taking a position with R.Allison Ltd as a service engineer working on site and within the workshops at Lanark. Outside of work Bob has restored a David Brown 885 tractor which his son uses to compete in ploughing matches with Bob as chief mechanic. 

On leaving school Gary took an apprenticeship with Levack Civil Engineering as a mechanic. Sadly Levack folded before Gary could complete his apprenticeship but he was soon given an offer from Scot Atlas to work for them and finish his apprenticeship. After 8 years Gary then went to Atlas Cranes as a service engineer until 3 years ago when Raymond of R.Allison Ltd offered Gary a position as a service engineer working from the Lanark Base and the rest is history as they say. 

R.Allison Ltd have been a FASSI authorised service partner since 2009. In the following eight years the number of FASSI cranes operating in Scotland has risen dramatically. In the same period Raymond has grown from a single mobile engineer to five engineers now enrolled in the FASSI Training Academy, operating from a fleet of vans & a smart modern premises in Lanark.   

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