New Kiverco recycling plant for Smiths (Gloucester)
Company boosts C&D waste-processing capacity with static plant solution
FOR nearly 40 years, family-run Smiths (Gloucester) have become one of the largest recycling companies in the whole of Gloucestershire. Operated by two generations of the Smith family, the firm offers a wide range of services to the regional construction industry.
Smiths are rapidly gaining a market share in the waste-management and recycling sector whilst also exploring the future of biomass energy. To continue to improve their C&D waste-recovery facility and remain competitive, Smiths have recently invested in a new Kiverco construction and demolition (C&D) static waste-recycling plant to future-proof their business.
Commenting on the investment, Ian Watson of Smiths (Gloucester) said: ‘We chose Kiverco to deliver our new plant as they have an exceptional reputation for quality and reliability. Our old plant had become unreliable and was not sustainable.
‘We wanted to invest in the very best of waste separation plants to ensure higher levels of purity and greater throughput for our business to grow. Sustainability is very important to the Smith family, we’re very aware of the strains on our environment, and we see our new asset as an investment for generations to come.’
Marcus McAlinden of Kiverco added: ‘Smiths had carried out extensive research over the past few years for a waste-processing plant that would increase their throughput tonnages and achieve high levels of purity in their recyclables.
‘Smiths is one of the largest construction and waste management companies in the South West, so equipment reliability and backup were crucial to the decision-making. They required a plant that would be capable of processing a huge quantity of C&D waste and we were able to sit down with them and design a plant that would meet all of their needs.
‘We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Smith family and their management team for choosing Kiverco to deliver their new plant, and we look forward to supporting them in any way we can.’
Kiverco recycling plants are utilized worldwide from the Middle East to North America and across Europe to Australasia – with more than 300 installations in the UK alone. Raising the bar on recycling and transforming the value of waste for its customers, the company provides innovative, high-performing waste-processing equipment, bespoke services and advanced recycling solutions to the industry.