Linda Fabiani, MSP for East Kilbride, was delighted to attend the conference this week held by Clansman Dynamics at the Scottish Enterprise Technology Park. Based in East Kilbride, Clansman designs, manufactures and exports robotic handling equipment, with clients including Volvo and Fiat. The Clansman Dynamics Roadshow is the second event in a series of Roadshows as part of the UN’s International Year of Co-operatives 2012 to celebrate the success of co-ownership in Scotland.

In 2009 the company adopted a cooperative model transferring ownership to the company’s 30 staff. Clansman have shown a significant increase in productivity and profitability since the 2009 employee buyout. The company has seen a 45% increase in turnover, a comparable rise in profits and 10% increase in headcount since completing its employee buyout process in 2009, supported by CDS, Scottish Enterprise and Baxi Partnership.

This has been recognised with the group winning the Productivity and Performance Award at the 2011 Philip Baxendale Awards for excellence in mutual and employee ownership.

Linda said “It is a joy to see this level of innovation taking place on our doorsteps here in East Kilbride. I think we often forget how, as Scotland’s leading new town, we are a bustling hub of commerce and industrial invention.

“There are many world leading companies based in EK and I am delighted to see that a successful company like Clansman Dynamics chose the employee ownership route and became even more successful –  leading the way on business success, cooperative working and workplace satisfaction.”


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