CIWM Business Partner News Round-Up | October 2018

AMCS Relocates Head Office And Worldwide Tech Support Centre

AMCS, a global supplier of integrated software and vehicle technology for the waste, recycling and logistical industries, has completed the relocation to a new 14,000 sq. ft head office in the desirable City East Plaza, Ballysimon, Limerick

Founded in 2003, AMCS employs nearly 500 people globally and services over 1600 customers in 23 countries around the world.  The new head office is the company’s global technical and support headquarters and has capacity for over 150 employees, providing the environment required for their continued growth in the region.

Just 15 kilometers from the company’s previous offices, the new location and its surrounding area is home to over 80 global multinationals, Irish tech companies, R&D and support services providers with a strong focus on ICT.  The University of Limerick, with which AMCS has close ties, is also located in close proximity.

Commenting on the move, AMCS’s Head of HR, Noreen Cantillon, said: “This move demonstrates AMCS’s commitment to sustained growth in the Limerick area.  The City East Plaza location will enable us to continue to draw on the outstanding pool of technical and support services employees in the area and allow us to offer even more opportunities to join our innovative and dynamic workforce.  The global nature of our business is reflected in the fact that we have many different nationalities represented in the Limerick office, making it a diverse and exciting place to work and develop a career.”

AMCS recently announced the completion of a significant investment from Insight Venture Partners and Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF). In addition to supporting the move to the new head office and creating the potential for over 100 new jobs, the investment is being employed to power the next phase of AMCS’ international growth and further expand its SaaS Platform.

JCB Auctions Unique £20,000 Digger For Royal British Legion

Pictured left to right are JCB employees John Watson, Andy Minor, Sean Bowers and Mick Capper putting finishing touches to the machines decoration
JCB machines decorated with poppy design at JCB HQ, Rocester

JCB is digging deep to help a charity which supports the Armed Forces as the nation prepares to mark the Centenary of the World War I Armistice.

The Staffordshire-based digger maker has created a unique ‘Lest We Forget’ mini-digger, with symbolic red poppy livery, which is to be auctioned to raise funds for the Royal British Legion. The 16C-1 model is worth more than £20,000 and all the proceeds from the auction will go to the charity which provides lifelong support for the Armed Forces community – serving men and women, veterans, and their families.

JCB Chairman, Lord Bamford, said: “JCB is immensely proud to be British and we should never forget how much we as a nation owe to the generation that fought for the freedom we enjoy today. The British Legion’s theme for the Centenary is ‘Thank You’ and we can think of no better way of saying our own thank you than offering a JCB mini excavator to auction off for a charity which supports our brave Armed Forces.”

The auction is now live for pre-registration and bids can be placed online from Friday, October 5. to pre-register and make your bid. The winning bidder will be announced at the launch of the Staffordshire Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal at JCB World Headquarters on Friday, October 26th, 2018.

Fireward Wins “Product Of The Year” At RWM 2018

Automatic Fire Suppression systems specialist has been awarded ‘Product of the Year’ at this year’s RWM show.

As a business which specialises in vehicle fire suppression systems for the waste and recycling industry, this award holds great significance for both directors and team members who strive to surpass all expectations at every step of the customer journey, it says.

RWM 2018 provided Fireward with an industry leading platform from which to present the latest in Vehicle Fire Suppression technology to the waste and recycling sector, and in partnership with Liebherr, showcased the Fireward Dual-Agent Fire Suppression system fitted to an LH22m Material Handler and the new L550 XPower Wheel Loader.

The RWM show was also chosen by Fireward to launch their latest 4K-3D Animation video depicting how their Dual-Agent Fire Suppression system works when fitted to heavy plant machinery. Dramatically displayed on multiple 86” 4K TV screens, the video delivered a ‘WOW’ factor at this year’s show.

Competing against leading UK businesses within the waste and recycling sector, the judges felt Fireward’s Fire Suppression system “to be the true definition of innovation” and that “Fireward exhibited an incredible product that was never before seen within vehicle fire suppression”.

Ed Barnes, CEO of Fireward commented, “I am exceptionally proud of all the team at Fireward for their dedication and contribution which has enabled us, as a business, to grow to become the leading distributor of approved fire suppression systems in the UK today.”

While Sam Malins, commented “We are delighted to have won this award which is a worthy reflection of the quality and standards as set down by both Fireward and our manufacturing partner, Reacton Fire Suppression.”

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