The power of giving

Generous SELECT Member firm DTGen donates a generator and essential supplies to help people on the frontline in war-torn Ukraine


Generous SELECT Member firm DTGen donates a generator and essential supplies to help people on the frontline in war-torn Ukraine

The generous team at DTGen have mobilised their own army of kind-hearted volunteers to bring much-needed heat, light and power to Ukraine in its darkest hour.


The Glasgow-based specialist has been working with the team at Opir to send a 250kVA generator to Eastern Europe as part of the worldwide humanitarian appeal.


The vital unit – which has been donated by DTGen along with more than 30 boxes of other essential items – is currently being transported to Ukraine by Finnie Heavy Haulage.


It was due to arrive in the country as cabletalk went to press and will be taken straight to the war zone to provide essential power to a medical facility in Lviv.


Before its departure, the generator was given a thorough overhaul and extensive testing by the DTGen technical team, with the firm’s apprentices lending a hand to help get it ready in time.


As well as electrical hardware, the humanitarian aid from the company includes toothbrushes and toothpaste, sanitary products, nappies, formula milk, children’s underwear, dummies and medicine.


David Oates, Managing Director at DTGen, said: “Like the rest of the country, we’ve watched in horror as the situation in Ukraine has unfolded and have been eager to show support for the people affected by the war.


“As always, our team has really pulled together, and we’re thankful to everyone involved that we can make this happen.”


DTGen has been a SELECT Member firm since April 2013 and its Head of Technical, Kenny Berrie, is Vice-Chair of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Branch.


The firm has carried out its humanitarian mission in partnership with Opir, a Dumfries-based volunteer group which has already distributed 10.5 tonnes of aid to Ukraine, and is now making its second trip to the country with DTGen’s generator and supplies.


“It’s just extraordinary what can be achieved when we all pull together”

Julie Joseph OBE, a volunteer with Opir, said: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the generosity of everyone involved, with a special mention for DTGen for gifting the generator and Finnie for providing the transportation to get the equipment to where it is needed.


“Working with iCare Ukraine to support with local intelligence and delivery is proving very efficient and by working together we are ensuring aid is reaching those most in need. It’s just extraordinary what can be achieved when we all pull together.”

DTGen apprentice Daniel Coll was among the technical team who helped prepare the generator for its journey

DTGen supplies, installs and maintains diesel and gas generators, providing customers with products, support and advice throughout the life cycle of their generator set. The company’s 6.3-acre HQ in the north of Glasgow accommodates workshops, a parts distribution depot, the UK’s largest stock of generators and the biggest load test cell in the country.


An 80,000 sq ft warehouse also holds more than £1million worth of generators, from six to 3,000kVA, providing customers with the right solution for all their power needs.


DTGen also operates from premises in Bristol and Rugby, with its team of experts providing comprehensive support across a range of sectors including commercial, construction, retail, data centres, education, health and government.


Since 2010, it has been supported by equity partner, Nevis Capital LLP, which continues to support the company growth.



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