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DCW acquires competitor for Cornish expansion

Devon-based waste management company DCW has bought competitor Alpha Logic as part of its expansion into Cornwall.

DCW provides commercial waste management services and, in January, announced it was expanding its operations from Devon and borders into the whole of Cornwall.

The purchase of Alpha Logic will help DCW’s expansion by allowing it to schedule its Cornwall operations from a new depot in Lee Mill, Plymouth. The depot will be home to all Plymouth and Cornwall trucks as well as the Plymouth customer service, accounts and sales teams.

DCW managing director Simon Almond said: “Alpha Logic is the biggest acquisition in our company history. Its focus on sustainable recycling and waste management solutions makes the two companies a great fit culturally.

“The integration of Alpha Logic into the DCW operation is part of our strategic expansion in to Cornwall.”

Alpha Logic has an annual turnover of more than £3m and operates 12 trucks from Plympton, Devon. DCW’s acquisition includes all of Alpha Logic’s assets, including 21 employees and up to 600 active clients.

Almond added: “With work on our new HQ in Exeter now well underway, where completion is on schedule for summer, we are experiencing our most exciting and dynamic year yet.”

Alpha Logic managing director Ben May said: “The opportunity to join DCW was a natural choice for our business. Having worked very closely in the past several years and having an ethos to match that of Alpha Logic’s, the union was a natural choice.

“With zero to landfill waste solutions focused on high levels of customer service, the services provided by DCW are second to none.

“I know our customers will be as excited as I am by the opportunities the combined businesses will provide. I am very much looking forward to being part of the team.”

The purchase follows hot on the heels of the acquisition of the trade waste rounds from County Skip Hire in Devon, which brought 380 new commercial customers to the DCW business.

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