CIWM Business Club Member News Round Up

Aebi Schmidt’s New Euro 6 Product Sweeps Across the UK and Europe

Sweeper manufacturer Aebi Schmidt expects to deliver up to 100 units of its new Euro 6 Swingo within the next 12 months.

UK fleet and highways managers will lead the way with consumption of the new equipment to keep in line with the Euro 6 emissions regulation, a new norm from the European Commission aimed at reducing emissions of nitrogen oxides and particulate matters, effective October 2014.

Production has been underway in southern Germany at the St. Blasien-based facility since the spring. Increased interest in the product is also coming from Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands and France.

The Euro 6 Swingo was officially launched at the IFAT show in Munich, Germany, at the end of May, where leaders from the waste management sector noted a series of other advantages to the new product, including all round, dual circuit disc brakes as standard, which provide safe, straight-line braking.

Taking delivery of a Schmidt sweeper marks the start of a collective culture of care and responsibility between fleet managers and the equipment manufacturer, which goes hand in glove with Aebi Schmidt’s Total Lifetime Care (TLC) ethos.

Tobias Weissenrieder, the product manager for sweepers at Aebi Schmidt, said: “We develop machines to customer requirements and the needs of their market.”

Alison Conroy, UK sales and marketing manager, said: “We are extremely proud to be the first manufacturer to be able to supply Euro 6 Compact Sweepers to our customers; noise, fuel consumption and comfort have all been improved. Our new demonstrators will illustrate these gains so please contact us for more information.”


Johnston Sweepers Team Up With Bucher Municipal For Winter Maintenance

busclubpic2Johnston Sweepers has teamed up with Bucher Municipal in Switzerland to launch a comprehensive and innovative range of winter maintenance equipment in the UK – including a brand new electric gritter, the One Electra, unique to the UK market.

The One Electra is the UK’s first electric-powered spreader and is introduced to the market as part of a new winter maintenance range from Bucher, Johnston’s sister organisation in Switzerland.

The range offers a genuine alternative to the spreaders and snow ploughs currently available in the UK, and follows extensive development between Johnston and Bucher Municipal to arrive at a UK specification ideally suited to the conditions and type of salt and grit used on our roads.

The new line-up has brought together the three product ranges previously available through Johnston Sweepers in the UK into one brand, under the Bucher Municipal Winter banner, with the result that Johnston is now representing possibly the largest winter maintenance provider in the world.

The new One Electra electric spreader sparked great interest at its launch at this year’s IFAT show in Munich, with visitors involved in the winter maintenance sector immediately recognising the significant environmental benefits of the innovative new machine.

Until now, only small electric spreaders have been available, with limited range and capability.


RWM 2014 Provides First Opportunity To See New UNTHA XR RDF Shredder In UK

Visitors to the RWM with CIWM 2014 exhibition will have the first opportunity to see UNTHA’s revolutionary new XR waste shredder for RDF and alternative fuel production, when it makes its UK debut at the show.

UNTHA UK announced the launch of this latest feat of engineering back in May, but industry professionals will have to wait until September until they can see the technology in this country, at the NEC Birmingham.

The first shredder to be designed and manufactured in UNTHA’s new innovation centre in Kuchl, Austria, the XR breaks the conventional shredding mould. It has been purposefully designed to increase operators’ profitability, and, thanks to UNTHA Eco Drive technology, promises to reduce energy consumption by up to 50%. This could save in excess of £500,000 in electricity costs alone, in less than five years.

Speaking of his excitement surrounding this new technology, UNTHA UK’s managing director Chris Oldfield said: “With this RDF shredder, which is also suitable for untreated bulky waste shredding, we can offer throughput, flexibility, precision, uptime, energy-efficiency, cost savings and noise minimisation,that customers don’t even think possible. I’m so excited for the UK industry to see it – I don’t think I’ve ever looked forward to RWM as much.

“We all know alternative fuel production is becoming increasingly important. However, for RDF and SRF manufacturers to truly commit to and improve the country’s sustainability agenda, they should be considering the energy efficiency of their WtE technologies. The XR enables them to reduce their electricity consumption whilst protecting the safety and efficiency of their staff, and ultimately, improving their profitability.”

The new XR will not be the only thing to see on stand R20-S21 (hall 5).

RWM 2014 takes place at NEC Birmingham, on 16-18 September. To pre-register for free entry, please visit:


CPD Approved Course Runs Alongside Southern Municipal Exhibition

The inaugural Southern Municipal Exhibition took place on 14 May in sunny East Malling, Kent. It attracted the leading names in waste and municipal services showcasing their latest technology and innovations. Hosted by VWS and EPIC Media Group, this event followed on from the successful Northern Exhibition, which took place last October in Manchester.

Running alongside this exhibition was a CIWM Approved Educational programme featuring a number of high profile speakers from leading manufacturers, waste contractors, governing bodies and local councils. This interesting and thought provoking seminar was approved by CIWM towards your CPD points for the year.

Some of the sectors leading voices spoke on a range of topics from marketing to hard to reach groups, to procurement issues, culminating in a panel Q&A discussion.

Following feedback of this year’s SME, the decision has been made to make the Exhibition/Seminar an annual event.

Feedback from both delegates and exhibitors was gathered to ensure the event goes from strength to strength.

As a result, a number of improvements have been planned, thus ensuring the SME in May 2015 will be bigger and better.

If you would like to register your interest in exhibiting at the SME 2015 event, or would like further information, please email


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