Builders’ merchant Keyline has opened a national rail sales office for Scotland, dedicated to supporting customers working on all Scottish rail contracts including major improvement schemes currently underway.

Previously, all Keyline rail activity was centralised at the company’s office in Northfleet, Kent. The new Keyline rail office in Glasgow will enable Keyline to offer localised market knowledge, which will significantly enhance customer service for rail sector customers in Scotland.

Sean Kerr is heading up the Scottish rail office, which is located in the centre of Glasgow, and he will be the main point of contact for rail customers in Scotland. Mr Kerr has many years’ experience in the civils and specialist rail materials market, and previously worked in Keyline’s national sales office, covering a broad range of products.

He said: “In this more specialised role, I can give customers the benefit of my in-depth product knowledge and wide experience of the construction industry.”

Richard Wade, head of rail at Keyline, added: “Many of our rail customers in Scotland were telling us that they felt that Keyline’s service would be improved with the addition of a Scottish Keyline rail office. With the growth of rail work and Keyline’s commitment to excellent customer service, I am delighted that we are able to give our rail customers in Scotland the support they need.”