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Viridor pays £7.6m for recycling business JWT Holdings

July 6, 2012 Robin Meczes

Viridor Waste Management has acquired JWT Holdings, a waste collection and recycling business based in Atherton, Greater Manchester, from John William Thomasson for £7.6m. JWT Holdings employs 45 staff and handles around 70,000 tonnes of material a year. Its materials recycling facility and fleet of 29 vehicles will be integrated into Viridor’s northern region, complementing the commercial collection services of its Trafford Park Operation, says owner Pennon Group. The acquisition will provide excellent synergies with Viridor’s activities in Manchester and […]

Operator News

Knights of Old goes longer with Palletforce liveried trailers

July 5, 2012 Robin Meczes

Northamptonshire-based Knights of Old has taken delivery of two new Palletforce-branded longer semi-trailers. Both are already in action – one based at its Kettering headquarters and the other at its Hitchin site. The 15.65m long double-deck trailers are part of an order for nine longer semi-trailers in total, all being supplied by SDC Trailers. The remaining seven, at least five of which will also be double-deckers, will be used in general operations in Knights of Old livery. Two of the […]

Contract Wins

Ceva wins five year Silentnight home delivery contract

June 20, 2012 Robin Meczes

Ceva Logistics has won a five-year contract to provide a two-man home delivery service for bed manufacturer Silentnight Group. Under the deal, Ceva’s specialist home delivery unit, Ceva Home, will make over 70,000 deliveries a year, collecting mattresses and divan bases from two manufacturing sites in Lancashire and Cumbria and delivering direct to customers six days a week on behalf of national retailers. Customer deliveries will be made predominantly with 7.5 tonne vehicles and will include both assembly of new […]