Stepping our investment up a gear with a brand new DAF LF 260 lorry

Over the last 12 months, we’ve invested £1million in enhancing our current aluminium recycling equipment in a bid to continue to provide our customers with industry-leading services and futureproof our work.

But our investment hasn’t stopped there. Because transportation is an equally fundamental part of our business, which requires continuous investment to enable us to operate on the scale that we do.

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Earlier this month (July) we took delivery of a brand new lorry, a DAF LF 260 MULTILIFT XR7S, taking our current fleet to a total of ten lorries, seven of which we use to pull trailers, and two vans.

“This latest investment further represents our commitment to reinforcing our status as leading aluminium metal recyclers, which wouldn’t be possible without having the latest state-of-the-art machinery or transport behind us,” explains our Commercial Manager, Ed George. 

“Our new DAF lorry, coupled with our on-going equipment investment, forms the foundation of our offering, and essentially, our success. We couldn’t possibly achieve the outputs and results that we achieve today without making sure everything we’re working with is up to standard and made for the job.”

The new DAF lorry LF 260 is being used to deliver and collect a range of small skips. And because it’s fitted with a HIAB skip loading system, we can also use it to transport bins. 

“This particular MULTILIFT XR7S also incorporates a hitch, which means we can use it to tow a trailer and swap over two skips a time, which will help reduce our carbon footprint. This enables us to double up on collections that would normally take two journeys to complete. This is essential because we offer a collection service, with a 48-hour collection window, that spans the whole of the UK, five days a week.” adds Ed.

Our current collection service is tailored to our customers’ needs and can range from supplying roll on or roll off skips, to static bins or wheeled bins. For customers without forklift trucks, we also have lorries with tail lift functionality.

Our entire fleet, including the new DAF LF 260, is tracked and fitted with cameras to comply with the Direct Vision Standards that are in force in London.

To discuss your aluminium recycling requirements with us or to arrange a collection, complete the short form on this page or give us a call on 0121 552 0330.