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WRG and Focsa to be rebranded

Waste Recycling Group (WRG) will be rebranded to FCC Environment as its Spanish parent company seeks to integrate it with its UK waste collection firm Focsa.

The move by Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas (FCC Group) means that WRG and Focsa will now both be known as FCC Environment. WRG signalled the integration last September when it announced it was focusing on energy from waste technologies and away from landfill, which would involve working more closely with Focsa.

FCC Environment will have a market share of 5-6% with more than 100 waste management contracts from over 60 councils in the UK. It will be led by existing WRG chief executive Paul Taylor.

Chairman of FCC Baldomero Falcones announced the integration at the annual meeting of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain. He explained that the infrastructure and energy businesses would not be included in the rebranding.

He said: “Our position is aligned with the goals of David Cameron’s Government to achieve a greater commitment to the environment and to be the UK’s ‘greenest Government’.” He believes that FCC – which has key businesses in infrastructure, environmental services and renewable energy - is “in the right place at the right time” following the UK Waste Review.

WRG general manager Mike Snell said: “It is a very exciting time because we have got a big job to do in the UK with the current demand for resource management following the Waste Review and also for FCC Group which has ambitious plans to expand operations outside of the Spanish market.”

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