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Product news round-up: 29 March

Latest round-up of product news

Family-run ETM Recycling, based in Bristol, has purchased new Doosan Stage IIIB compliant DL250-3 wheel loader and DX140LC-3 crawler excavator models. 

Supplied by Kellands (Plant Sales), the new Doosan machines are part of over £750,000 worth of new investment in ETM’s screening and crushing facility at Durnford Quarry in Bristol. 

It means the company can convert up to 250 tonnes of inert waste and recycled aggregates per hour, and produce topsoil of the highest grade, at a cost-effective price. 

Amy McCormack, Business and Marketing Manager at ETM, said: “We are very pleased with the high performance and reliability of the new Doosan equipment together with their lower running costs, all of which contributes to an increase in efficiency throughout our business, allowing us to offer an enhanced service for companies and local authorities throughout the area.”

Refuse vehicle hire specialist Collett Transport Services (CTS) has purchased two new hire vehicles. This marks the beginning of a new phase in the company’s development, under the ownership of Specialist Fleet Services (SFS).

Andy Collett, director at CTS said: “With these vehicles, and more to come, we are lifting the age profile of our fleet and moving the business up to a new level.  The financial strength of SFS and its parent company The Rothschild Group, means that we can renew our fleet and further develop the business to provide an even better service to our customers.”

The two new vehicles, both 7.5 tonne Isuzu chassis with NTM bodies, will be going into immediate operation. The CTS hire fleet totals over 120 vehicles, and comprises primarily refuse and recycling collection vehicles.

SFS acquired CTS in October 2013 and although the companies will continue to operate as separate entities, the synergy between the two offers mutual benefits.

Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI), the main contractor on the new Ferrybridge Multifuel power station currently under construction, which will include fuels produced from waste, has awarded the electrical installation contract work to Derbyshire-based HCM Electrical.

HZI originally awarded the electrical contract work to Natus, an independent medium-sized German company that specialises in providing integrated electro-technical solutions.

Natus chose to subcontract a major share of the installation work to HCM Electrical. During construction of the Ferrybridge Multifuel power station, HZI aims to subcontract work to local and UK companies wherever possible, integrating local services and suppliers into the project’s construction.

QCR, supplier of waste and recycling equipment, has completed the acquisition of ESM, formerly Mil-tek Environmental Solutions.

ESM supplied Mil-tek’s pneumatic range of recycling balers in London and the South East since 2001. The acquisition will boost QCR’s expansion into the south east as its aim to be the choice provider for recycling solutions.

EMS will now trade as QCR. As a result of the acquisition QCR says customers will be provided with a much wider range of equipment and more competitive prices. QCR will now operate from three sites across the southern half of the UK.

Simon Taylor, QCR managing director said “This is a significant event in the continued development of our company and we look forward to working with our new customers and colleagues. The acquisition of ESM will take our group annual sales to around £6 million and will help us reach our ambition to be a £10 million company by 2020.”

Bradley Demolition, based in the North West, has reported time, cost and diesel savings on recent projects by adding a selection of Rotar demolition attachments from Worsley Plant to its range of equipment.

Paul Johnson, owner of Bradley Demolition, added Rotar attachments to his equipment range after seeing them at work at the Bauma exhibition in Germany, last April. 

He worked closely with Sean Heron, managing director of Worsley Plant, to ensure he considered the right equipment to suit his requirements. As a result, Johnson bought an RSG1000 Grab and has since added three more grabs – the RG12, RG22 and RG37 to his range, as well as a RDP42 Pulveriser. 

The RDP42 is used on a 48-tonne excavator, the larger grab on a 30-tonne and the smaller grabs on a 15-tonne excavator.

Johnson said: “The Rotar Pulveriser has a 35% quicker cycle time than anything else on the market.  It has bigger pipes, bigger return valves, bigger booster valves and bigger speed valves.  For us, this has resulted in 35% less drivers’ time, 35% less diesel. The Rotar attachments are a cut above anything else on the market and we will continue to invest in them.”

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