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Including HES Tractec, Leafield Environmental, BroomEx and SWR

HES Tractec, specialist supplier of parts for the waste management, construction and agricultural industries, has been appointed as an authorised UK distributor for the mechatronic solutions provider, Comer Industries, following the signing of an enhanced distribution agreement.

A global leader in the design and production of advanced engineering systems and mechatronic solutions for power transmission, Comer Industries supplies to major manufacturers of agricultural equipment, industrial machinery and renewable energy applications worldwide.

Cormer Industries has enjoyed strong growth in the UK and hopes its distribution support will improve market penetration, deliver high service levels, full technical support and a faster, more flexible service.  

“This new agreement between Comer Industries and HES Tractec strengthens our UK business operations and allows us to fully service and support SME companies,” said Vincenzo Vami, managing director of Comer Industries UK.

“HES Tractec has an excellent reputation in the industry for their unrivalled customer service, boasting a robust logistics set-up, modern infrastructure and an in-depth knowledge of the market.”

Leafield Environmental has launched Firefighter, an automatic fire suppression feature for its popular Envirobank, outdoor litter-bin.

Should a fire breakout inside a bin, the device activates by a sacrificial bulb that bursts at a given temperature, releasing a powder discharge from an extinguisher for some eight seconds. Extensive tests have shown the device to be extremely effective in putting out fires before they “take hold”, with bins being fully serviceable after the fire has been extinguished.

The extinguisher unit is fitted from the front of the Envirobank and sits neatly in a recess between the two skins. It is not visible from the outside and does not interfere with the passage of litter or the removal of the wheelie bin liner.

Discharged extinguishers can be removed and replaced easily, thanks to quick-release mechanism of the holder. The bin aperture is fitted with a metal flap, designed to help starve the fire of oxygen and to reduce the risk of incandescent materials escaping from the bin and spreading the problem.

The Company recommends that a regular emptying, inspection and maintenance programme be followed to ensure the Firefighter remains serviceable or has been discharged and needs replacing.

BroomEx has updated its range, with its newhydraulic models offering an array of features and benefits. Designed for use in the harshest of conditions, the ‘built-for-life’ hydraulic sweeping machines are available in 100cm and 120cm working widths. The fastest of the BroomEx pedestrian sweepers, the hydraulic models use Honda power and can cover up to 4,900 and 5,800 square metres per hour respectively with a driving speed of 3mph. The drive includes reverse. The variable brush speed is operated from the working position and the handlebars are seven stage height adjustable with multi-function hand levers for maximum control. Brush pressure is also adjustable. All BroomEx models are finished in three layer lacquered paintwork, for surface protection from corrosion. A range of accessories are also available including collector boxes, a water spray kit, snow blades and chains, leaf pushers, and heavy-duty bristles that scrub the ground to remove stubborn debris.

Spirit Pub Company has appointed Specialist Waste Recycling (SWR) as its waste management partner – a move that will see SWR’s Smash & Grab glass crushers installed in the majority of its London pubs.

The reduction in glass volume at source has facilitated the backhaul of glass from these pubs in terms of transport savings and freeing up space in the pubs.

The multi-million pound deal builds on other projects that the companies have been working on together in recent years and will see SWR manage the waste collections, including residual general waste and glass, from all Spirit managed pubs. SWR’s operations team is migrating all 789 pubs across to its service in an intensive five-week project.

The partnership involves other companies in Spirit’s supply chain working together to help Spirit achieve its operational and environmental goals. The majority of recyclable material produced in pubs is backhauled by Kuehne + Nagel (K+N), Spirit’s food logistics provider, to central hubs where it is bulked up by K+N and then managed by SWR.

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