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NWH acquires D J Laing’s waste management business in Dundee

The Waste Services division of The NWH Group Ltd has announced its acquisition of the business and assets of D J Laing’s waste management operations in Dundee for an undisclosed sum, securing local jobs at the recycling operation in the Gourdie Industrial Estate. The deal further strengthens NWH’s foothold in the Scottish market complementing its existing recycling facilities in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Midlothian.

Both parties have signed an agreement that will see the waste recycling business transfer to NWH during October. The business, under the ownership of NWH, will continue to trade as D J Laing Waste Management for an interim period.

Mark Williams, Managing Director, NWH Group: “We are delighted to have reached an agreement to purchase the Dundee operation as it fits perfectly with our strategic plans to grow our business into new geographical areas throughout Scotland.”

He continued: “With the redevelopments that are currently ongoing in Dundee and the surrounding area, we are excited to be part of a vibrant and changing city.”

NWH is looking to build on the strong customer base that D J Laing has already established in Tayside and Angus and both companies will be working closely together to achieve an easy transition for employees, customers and suppliers alike.

David Laing, Managing Director, D J Laing Group, said: “After 40 years in business, and 25 years in recycling and waste management, the D J Laing Group welcomed the approach from NWH and sees the transfer of the Dundee site to NWH as a positive opportunity. Not only to secure the jobs of our skilled, long term, workforce but it will also allow the business to expand further in waste recycling. He continued: “With similar core values to our own family run business, we feel that NWH will be a very good fit for our employees, customers and suppliers.”

This acquisition will enable D J Laing Recycling Solutions to concentrate operations in the wood recycling market. It will also allow the D J Laing Group to have a fresh focus on its core business of civil engineering, construction and house building, ensuring those parts of the business grow and develop in the future. The business has a secured landbank of 360 units, including the regeneration of Panmure Industrial Estate/Maltings, Carnoustie, and proposals for a new business park and housing at Upper Victoria/Pitskelly, Carnoustie. This provides D J Laing with a future build programme over the next eight years and ample work and security for the years ahead.

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