Jobs threatened as Dumfries company goes into administration

The Penman factory. Credit: ITV Border

An engineering company in Dumfries has gone into administration.

Penman has been in business since 1859, and employs around 140 people.

The company is involved in the manufacture of specialist vehicles, including armoured vehicles.

On their website, they list sectors of work including mechanical, electrical/electronic and software design and development, project management and integrated logistic support.

The company is continuing to trade while administrators look for a buyer.

The Penman factory in Dumfries. Credit: ITV Border

Penman has appointed Carlisle-based accountancy firm Armstrong Watson to oversee the administration procedure.

Mark Ranson, Daryl Warwick and Michael Kienlen are the joint administrators of Penman Engineering Limited, Penman Specialist Services Limited and Penman Engineering Holdings Limited.