Norfolk, UK, based Norse Environmental Waste Services (NEWS) has invested in a new fleet of JCB Wastemaster machines, supplied by local dealer Watling JCB, to help it deal with increased demand for its services. The order consisted of two JS20MH material handlers, three 437HT wheeled loaders, a 427HT loader and two 541-70 telescopic handlers, all of which are covered by a five year repair and maintenance agreement.
NEWS, a division of the Norse Group, operates three transfer stations within the country and also manages two third-party stations. All feed the company’s own material recovery facility that recently benefitted from a £10 million (US$14.8 million) investment to meet growing demand, with the company processing 90,000 tonnes of dry recyclable material each year.
The availability of waste industry-specific models played a crucial role in the decision to go with JCB. Transfer station manager John Tillbrook said: “They do a full range to suit our business from fork trucks, telehandlers, shovels and material handlers and everything is available in Wastemaster specification to deal with the working environment in waste handling. We haven’t got to try and add spec afterwards. When we looked at the specification at tender stage we sat down and thought what do we really need and the Wastemaster spec gave us everything we wanted on all of the kit available.”