New fleet of vehicles signals next phase of growth for high-flying PLASgran

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Cambridgeshire based recycling specialists PLASgran have announced a significant upgrade to their transport capabilities with a new fleet of vehicles, ahead of a significant increase in compounding capacity due in July 2018.

In partnership with King’s Lynn based haulier Ge-Be Transport Ltd the new fleet, comprising a total investment in excess of £830k in brand-new trailers and tractor units, will offer increased flexibility and improved service to customers, and at the same time we will deliver proved efficiencies through planning backload collections.

The custom-made trailers allow for increased load sizes, especially when transporting low bulk density items like scrap mouldings. The Euro 6 compliant DAF 480 units afford an ideal blend of power and fuel efficiency, meaning transit times are optimised and costs minimised.

Mark Roberts, Managing Director of PLASgran said, “We are delighted to be entering into this partnership with Ge-Be, who have worked very closely with us to understand our needs and provide a cost-effective and efficient solution to our very complex logistic requirements. In the plastics recycling business, it’s as important to provide good customer service to the manufacturers whose waste you buy as it is to your compound and regrind customers, and an up to date and appropriate transport fleet is critical to the delivery of this.”

Carl Green, Managing Director of Ge-Be was also pleased with the co-operation, saying, “This represents a significant opportunity for us and we are delighted to be working with the UK’s fastest growing plastics recycler. The units and trailers will be working hard over the course of the contract and I look forward to the partnership lasting for many years.”

The move has been taken to underpin the increase in requirement for transport as a result in the latest in a long-term investment strategy for the Cambridgeshire firm, with a brand-new MAS 93K 400 twin screw compounding line due to be installed in the summer.

PLASgran have recently announced a record year of growth and taken a number of steps in recent months to increase the quality, technical performance and range of their compounded products, with the opening of a new Technical Centre a year ago and the recent purchase of a Mettler Toledo DSC 3+.

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