St Austell based Combellack Vehicle Recyclers have installed Wickens Car Racks to increase their yard’s storage capacity and improve site operations.
After completing some research on vehicle storage solutions and seeing Wickens Car Rack Systems in place at several other vehicle dismantlers’ yards, Combellack decided to invest in what they believed was a reliable product from a well-established supplier.
“We required a fairly bespoke package with staged delivery and self-installation, which Wickens coped with admirably,” said Darren Combellack, General Manager at Combellack.
He added, “The rack design is robust and clean, which helped with the racking installation.” The new racks allow storing nearly 300 vehicles on three and four-high car racks, replacing the existing two-high racking, which was installed on site over a decade ago. The storage footprint reduced significantly, making room on site for 65% more cars than before.
As a result, Combellack is now able to increase its stock and provide a greater range of parts to its customers. Access to selective vehicles is also time-saving – a particular car required for dismantling can be easily found and accessed with a forklift truck in a matter of minutes. In addition to the Car Racking, Combellack opted in for some axle racks with a total of 30 storage locations over five levels.
Darren said: “We felt like we were looked after as customers and the product speaks for itself". "We are looking forward to increasing our stock and helping more of our customers to find the parts they are after in less time than before.”
Visit Wickens website on www.wickens.co.uk to find out more about Car Racks.
If you require any used vehicle parts or are looking to scrap your car, contact Combellack Vehicle Recyclers on http://www.combellack.co.uk/.
Vehicle operator licensing: a digital future
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Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th September 2019 10am – 5pm
RWM is the UK’s leading trade show for recycling and waste management, providing the biggest platform for the latest innovations shaping the sustainability sector.
Since changing owners at the start of 2018, RWM has grown to attract over 12,000 visitors, including the industry’s most influential names and organisations. With professionals from across the sector and beyond in attendance, there are unrivalled opportunities for collaborations, networking and meeting the correct professionals actively seeking new business opportunities.
Both days boast exemplary seminar schedules delivering expert advice and live demos of pioneering new technology as well as hundreds of market leading companies coming equipped with their finest solution led products and services. As the event draws closer a full line up of illustrious and innovative speakers will be announced, confirming the leading reputation RWM has within the industry.
Alongside the announcement of a truly stellar speaker line up, this year is set to be bigger than ever with the launch of new features like the AI & Robotics Zone, the evolution of the Zero Emissions Zone, a dedicated Waste Tech Theatre, and the return of Materials World.
RWM, in partnership with CIWM, is the only UK event of this scale that brings the entire industry together in one location. To put it into figures: 500 exhibitors, 350 seminars and 50 free-to-attend theatres across the whole event means that RWM is not to be missed.
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Recycling Lives’ rapid growth continues with ninth site nationally
A recycling firm has topped off a year of rapid growth with its fifth site acquisition in 12 months.
Recycling Lives, a recycling and waste management firm headquartered in Preston, Lancashire, has announced its takeover of a facility in Erith, Kent.
It has taken over the former Pick-a-Part business, securing the jobs of 12 staff and set to create additional roles in the business.
The site is now Recycling Lives’ ninth nationally, having opened five across Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, the Midlands and South East in 2017 alone, to add to its four sites in Lancashire.
The facility will allow the firm - which specialises in scrap metal and scrap car processing - to depollute and recycle End-of-Life Vehicles (ELVs) in the region. The organisation is also looking to introduce its charitable activities into the South East, having already expanded its food redistribution programme further across the North West this year, including introducing its offender rehabilitation model into the area.
Managing director William Fletcher said: “This move tops off our biggest year to date, where we’ve tripled our turnover and more than doubled our national footprint.
“We’re proud to have secured the jobs of a great team in Erith and are excited to introduce our unique business offering to the South East. We’re already exploring opportunities to expand our charitable and social activities into the Kent area.”
Recycling Lives runs a unique social business model, using its commercial recycling and waste management operations to directly support and sustain and number of its own charity and social programmes.
It manages its own residential facilities to offer a safety net to homeless, marginalised men; runs an offender rehabilitation programme in nine North West prisons; and manages food redistribution in partnership with national charity FareShare to reduce food waste and tackle food poverty.
Operations at the Erith site, on Darent Industrial Park, will now shift from breaking cars for parts to processing and recycling vehicles down to composite parts ready for reuse or remanufacture.
To learn more, visit: www.recyclinglives.com
About Recycling Lives:
Recycling Lives is a multi-award-winning social business that combines commercial and charitable operations. Its highly successful commercial activities, undertaking recycling and waste management with a commitment to 100% diversion from landfill, directly support and sustain a number of charitable ventures and social enterprises, including offender rehabilitation, food redistribution and a residential charity.
The company has operated in the recycling sector for 40 years. With nine sites nationwide, including in Lancashire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Cumbria, the Midlands and South East, its main 15-acre Recycling Park is home to state-of-the-art machinery, including Europe’s only fully-digitised fragmentiser.
Its charity works to create social impact through social and environmental initiatives. In 2015/16 it created £4.1m social value through its activities.
Its HMP Academies programme is operational in nine prisons nationwide. These academies allow offenders to undertake meaningful work, in recycling and fabrication processes, while improving skills and earning qualifications, in order to reduce their risk of reoffending.
Its Release Potential programme supports ex-offenders to find employment and accommodation, and works with a number of leading UK businesses. Its residential charity offers structured support, accommodation and training opportunities to homeless adults.
Its Food Redistribution Centre is tackling food poverty and reducing food waste. It takes surplus goods from food manufacturers, suppliers and supermarkets – which would have been destined for landfill – and distributes it to charities and community groups working in deprived areas and with disadvantaged groups. The Centre has redistributed close to 1,000,000 meals and diverted more than 400 tonnes of goods from landfill since launch in October 2015.
Its residential charity offers a safety net to homeless adults, and is a base from which they can develop life and work skills to regain their independence and move into meaningful work and stable accommodation.
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