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Serco deal won by bin manufacturer

MGB Plastics has successfully tendered for a contract to supply 170,000 wheeled bins for Serco.

The deal follows recent investment by the Rotherham company in new machinery to increase its manufacturing capacity and maintain its position as the UK’s leading producer of wheeled bins.

MGB Plastics general manager Conor Sugrue said the tender win was a “crucial part” of the company’s long-term strategy.

He said: “This is an important win for us and we’re delighted to have been appointed by Serco, one of the leading private waste service operators in the UK following a competitive tender.

“The award of this tender demonstrates our long-term growth plans for MGB Plastics and part of our vision where form partnership with firms who are committed to waste management and tackling the UK’s recycling targets.

“This will allow us to build on our already very successful relationship with local authorities across the UK. We look forward to a mutually beneficial working experience with Serco over the next three years and hopefully beyond.”

The Rotherham firm will now supply its range of products, including wheelie bins and kitchen caddies, to Serco over the next three years depending on the needs of local authorities.

MGB will supply 20,000 180L bins to Serco which it will distribute to homeowners in Sandwell. This will be followed by 80,000 180L bins and 70,000 240L bins which will be rolled out from October to December.

MGB Plastics has continued its investment in the business by taking delivery of a second  new 240L wheelie bin tool as the company plans for future growth in a six-figure investment.

This new equipment will complement its existing 240L tool and allow the company to cope with extra demand and boosts sales as it targets a growing share of the market.

MGB Plastics operates from a 5,000 sq ft factory on Barbot Hall Industrial Estate in Rotherham, manufacturing 1.5 million bins a year. It also provides kitchen caddies, inner caddies and kerbside boxes.

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