CIWM Business Partner News Round-Up

Egbert Taylor Group Invests In Developing Waste Technology Platform

Egbert Taylor Group has begun 2017 by announcing its commitment to further business-to-business collaborations as part of its drive to become a 360-degree solutions provider and enable its customers to make their waste budgets work harder.

The Droitwich-based firm is welcoming discussions with innovative companies that wish to add value to the processes of waste collection and play a role in developing and shaping waste collection strategies of tomorrow.

The move, which builds on a successful 2016 that saw Egbert Taylor Group successfully integrate innovative and internationally-renowned brands within its growing waste solutions portfolio, comes as netBin is announced as the Group’s latest partner.

netBin, one of the products developed by FarSite Communications, is a web-based application that enables its users to develop efficient waste collection routes and base resource decisions on data created through its sensor technology.

From individual containers’ fill level and location to their temperature and usage statistics, netBin provides its users with full visibility over an entire fleet, regardless of the bin, container type or size. It can also play a key role in preventing misuse, reducing risks such as fires and ensuring that traditional bins never become overfull and are only emptied when full, increasing the efficiency of waste handling fleets.

JCB Wins Order Worth Almost £9 Million

JCB has kicked off the year it celebrates 40 years of telescopic handler production with a massive order from one of the industry’s most prominent users of the machines.

Nixon Hire is buying more than 160 market-leading Loadall telescopic handlers worth almost £9 million – in the year the company also celebrates its 50th birthday.

Delivery of the new fleet – which spans the four metre reach 516-40 Loadall through to the 17 metre reach 540-170 model – will take place over the next few weeks. The machines have been bought through JCB dealer Scot JCB.

Nixon Hire MD Graham Nixon said: “Nixon Hire is delighted to further cement its solid partnership with JCB with this large telehandler order. We pride ourselves in offering modern, technologically advanced products from market leading brands and JCB certainly meets this criteria.  Having worked together successfully for many years, we know it’s a name we can trust to deliver a quality and reliable product to our customers.”

Vehicle & Driver Compliance Service Launched

Three vehicle and driver compliance specialists have come together to launch a new joint initiative that gives real-time visibility of all compliance issues on a single dashboard.

The new service, which is known as “Get Connected”, is the idea of partners CMS SupaTrak, Vision Techniques and Vehicle Weighing Solutions.

Get Connected brings together the products and services of three key suppliers; CMS are experts at real-time data-technology, driver behaviour systems, accident investigation/monitoring and fully managed services. Vision Techniques are industry-leaders in safety braking systems, camera technology and vulnerable road user alarms and Vehicle Weighing Solutions are industry leaders in underbody weighing, bin weighing, overload protection systems, axle weighbridges and waste management software.

Jason Airey, MD of CMS SupaTrak, said: “Customers have been telling us that they want better product integration, and systems that work together and talk to each other. Get Connected does this and brings everything together in one seamless dashboard.”

Get Connected is underpinned with driver risk management services from Broadspire, by Crawford & Company, who specialise in supporting operators to manage and reduce work related road risk for drivers and improve road safety.

Kiverco Awarded ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Kiverco has announced it has been awarded the ISO 9001:2015 certification.

“It’s a great achievement and shows the company’s investment to increasing and maintaining levels of efficiency and productivity,” it said.

Kiverco says this new certification reinforces this and demonstrates their full commitment to their customers.

Anne McKiver, Kiverco Director said: “We are extremely proud of our team, who have worked hard to achieve this. This certification demonstrates how each department within Kiverco is committed to quality and service – from design to delivery of the finished product.”

Recyclers Team Up With Football Club To Support The Elderly

Manchester-based Hadfield Wood Recyclers has teamed up with a local football club to help expand a new initiative aimed at reaching out to older people in the north of Manchester.

The company is funding the Sporting Memories Network project, which is being led by the not-for-profit supporter-owned football club FC United of Manchester.

The Sporting Memories Network was set up locally last year by the Moston-based football club, working alongside the national charity Sporting Memories Foundation.

The project aims to unite elderly people to reduce isolation and loneliness and encourage friendships.

To date the Moston-based project has set up a weekly meeting held at FC United’s ground and has 16 regular members.

But the club is keen to expand the project further afield, starting more groups and eventually offering support across the whole of the north of Manchester.

Hadfield Wood Recycler’s funding will help the project expand and do more activities with current members.

AMCS Group Reports Record Year & Expands Executive Team

AMCS Group has today announced record sales of its innovative suite of industry specific software.

This growth has also led to the expansion of AMCS’s Executive Team with the arrival of four seasoned leaders to support the company as it expands to meet market demand.

2016 business performance highlights announced today include:

  • Annualised recurring revenue growth of 43% compared to 2015
  • Surpassed the 1,500 customer mark worldwide
  • Achieved customer retention rate above 98%
  • Completed two acquisitions creating a strong footprint and knowledge centre in continental Europe and Australia
  • Expansion of staff (+75 employees)
  • Global sales footprint with revenue coming from 22 different countries
  • Expansion of Executive Team (Michael Winton heading up North America, Conor Curley joining as CFO, Leonard Dolan driving acquisition integration and global process unification, and Mark Abbas taking over as CMO driving global product marketing, marketing and corporate messaging)

Commenting on AMCS’s 2016 performance, CEO, Jimmy Martin said: “AMCS is now a truly global business with over 350 employees and sales in 22 countries.  The recent acquisitions of GMT and ASP bring significant additional experience and resources in key markets in central Europe and Australia, as well as further broadening our product range.”

VWS Honoured For “Vital” Van Safety Overload Protection System

Vehicle Weighing Solutions Ltd (VWS) has been announced as the winner of the Innovation in Safety Award at the Van Fleet World Honours 2017 for its VOPS™2  (Van Overload Protection System).

The awards ceremony took place on 21 February at the RAC Club, Pall Mall, London.

The vehicle on-board weighing and axle overload protection, VWS developed VOPS2, a reliable enclosed measurement system, to help prevent overloading from occurring.

One of the judges, Dan Gilkes, Editor, Van Fleet World said: “We were really impressed with the VWS overload protection system. As more than 80% of the vans stopped and weighed by DVSA last year were found to be overweight VOPS2 could provide a vital safety resource, particularly for fleets that regularly run near or at full weight capacity.

“VWS can also install an alarm that will sound as maximum weight is approached, preventing overloading and boosting road safety for all.”

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