Ogilvie Group started life as a construction company in Scotland. However, an on-going diversification strategy has seen the Stirling-headquartered company transformed into an organisation with a turnover of more than £200 million with six divisions, including Ogilvie Fleet.
The new Ford Transit Custom 2.0 TDCi 125 Trend models, a mix of panel vans and double cabs, feature Ogilvie Group’s new corporate livery as well as special 60th anniversary logos. They join a Group fleet containing some 65 light commercial vehicles.
The Ogilvie Group also includes Ogilvie Construction, Ogilvie Homes, Ogilvie Communications, Ogilvie Geomatics and Ogilvie Net-Defence, and while most of the new fleet will be operated by the construction division unique delivery on the rear doors promotes each of the six businesses.
Furthermore, to mark the launch of the new fleet a Ford 1912 Model T one ton pick-up truck, which was driven by current chief executive Duncan Ogilvie’s grandfather when he launched the business, has been restored to its former glory. Ogilvie Group’s Jim Penman sourced the parts and undertook the restoration work over two years.
The Ogilvie Group has been steered by three generation of the Ogilvie family. To mark the 60th anniversary one of the new Transit Custom vans displays the company’s original amber and claret livery, the organisation’s corporate identity until the 1980s, in recognition of the founder’s - also called Duncan Ogilvie - time as a player with Motherwell Football Club in Scotland.