GFG Alliance dozen keep the wheels turning at top Highlands cycle event

Media release > 29th April, 2018
Photo of riders from the GFG Alliance team line up in Inverness today at the start of the Loch Ness Etape

Senior executives and staff from Sanjeev Gupta’s GFG Alliance – owners of the Fort William aluminium smelter – were at the heart of the action today (Sunday 29th April) as hundreds of cyclists took to the saddle for the annual 66-mile Loch Ness Etape road race.

A 12-strong team from the company – who were also headline sponsors of the flagship event – completed the course on road bikes made by GFG factories in Scotland and the English West Midlands.

GFG is one of Scotland’s biggest industrial investors, having committed around £500m over the past two years to acquire and develop metals, manufacturing and energy plants across the country, including the Shand cycle plant at Livington. The Group recently announced plans to invest a further £500m over the coming years.

Liberty House, part of the GFG Group, is currently developing an alloy wheels factory next to the smelter at Fort William which will eventually employ more than 400 people directly with a similar number across the Highlands economy.


Eoghan Mortell

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