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SWR acquires Smash and Grab

Waste management company SWR has acquired Smash and Grab, a firm that produces a bottle smashing machine.

The machine turns large numbers of bottles into small pieces in just a few seconds, reducing the volume by 80%. SWR plans to include the bottle smashing device as part of its waste management service contracts for customers whose businesses have to dispose of large numbers of bottles, rather than focusing  on selling the machines.

SWR chief executive Giles Whiteley said: “From the outset we were really impressed with what the machine was achieving, it solves a number of problems for customers in one hit; waste volume is reduced, collection costs are reduced, space required for bins is reduced and the problem of the noise of emptying bins full of bottles goes away.” 

Smash and Grab managing director Geoffrey Galitzine said: “SWR were one of the first waste companies that really grasped the product’s potential.  I believe that this is down to their strong focus on resolving customer issues.  The machine has been developed over several years and is loved by our customers for both its simplicity and its effectiveness.  To be able to wrap it into a waste service is absolutely fantastic and I am extremely excited about the potential that this deal opens up.”

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