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Substantial fleet investment at R Collard

R Collard fleet

Company invests more than £2 million in front-line earthmoving equipment and recycling plant 

THERE is no denying it. 2020 has been a challenging and turbulent year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For Hampshire-based R Collard, however, the upheaval and impact of the coronavirus outbreak has not changed their investment plans for the future.

One of the recycling firm’s key goals is to provide a local source of high-quality, affordable recycled products all year round for the strong construction markets in the South East and surrounding regions. 

Over the last 12 months, R Collard have opened a DUO plant at their Eversley site in Hampshire, which has increased on-site recycled aggregates capacity by 200%. 

The company has also invested heavily in modernizing its earthmoving fleet, so it can serve customers in the best possible way, from waste prevention, reuse and recycling to focusing on health and safety and exploring new ways to help develop a circular economy.

New machinery additions include: nine excavators (eg Volvo EW240, Hitachi ZX130); 12 HGVs; three skip lorries; nine tippers; and four loading shovels, ranging from a JCB 550-80 to a recently delivered Komatsu wheel loader. 

R Collard rounded-off the year 2020 with a special announcement of the business being shortlisted for two industry accolades (Independent Operator and Recycling Facility of the Year) at the Materials Recycling World (MRW) National Recycling Awards 2020. Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the Government’s imposed restrictions of large gatherings, the awards ceremony will take place online on 27 January 2021. 

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