Welsh firm Potter Group has bought a subsidiary of Sita UK in South Wales, a move that the company said further strengthens its position as the “biggest privately-owned” waste management organisation in Wales.
The acquisition of Pembrokeshire-based Resources Management UK (RML) allows Potter Group to expand both in the commercial and local authority sector, according to managing director James Potter.
“The acquisition is a very important step forward for the company enabling us to develop our business in South Wales,” he said.
RML has a contract with Pembrokeshire County Council and operates household waste recycling centres at Welshpool, Newtown and Machynlleth on behalf of Powys County Council.
It also manages a landfill and materials recycling facility in Withyhedge, Rudbaxton, near Haverfordwest and commercial waste transfer stations at Brecon and Welshpool.
“The acquisition provides good facilities and brings a range of new clients to our fold,” said Potter. “It also allows us to protect the jobs of the employees who have the local knowledge and expertise to help build our business in the area.
“There will be many opportunities to achieve future growth, with the security of a large landfill void.”
Potter Group will add some 50,000 tonnes of waste and recycling per year to its business as a result of the deal. The terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.
RML will continue to trade under its current name. The company was acquired by Sita in 2007.