In-vessel composting firm VCU Europa has agreed a deal to buy-out the distribution of the VCU composting system in the UK from OrrTec.
As part of the deal OrrTec managing director Rob Pumfrey and technical director Matt Pumfrey will work with VCU Europa as senior consultants.
VCU technology (owner of VCU Europa) chief executive Mark Templeton said: "This is further proof of VCU Technology's commitment to the UK market. We are building an unparalleled team of experts in the field of in-vessel composting, which we believe will help us to consolidate our leading market position."
Meanwhile, the ground engineering and environmental services group of companies Golder Associates Corporation has acquired Ireland's Environment and Resource Management (ERML).
ERML has so far focused on the waste and transportation sectors to provide engineering expertise, planning support, environmental compliance, material/soils testing and construction support. Golder Associates expects to expand the business by recruiting new staff.
Golder Associates UK managing director Julian Jones said: "As a specialist environmental engineering consultancy, ERML has an excellent reputation in Ireland and an established client base, so we are looking forward to working from this position of strength to expand our European operations into Ireland."
It also expects to open more UK offices this year to go with the more than 100 it has worldwide.