Alton Cars, one of the UK’s largest networks of vehicle repair centres, has chosen to further extend its existing six-year contract with SWRnewstar. During this time a range of services have been implemented, including management of dry waste (mixed recycling and general waste), hard plastic, bumper, hazardous waste and machinery. By right-sizing and increasing recycling across the estate, SWRnewstar will continue its commitment to deliver costs savings, backing this up with increased site audits and employee training.
Tom Butterworth, Group Procurement Manager, Alton Cars comments: “We’re delighted to extend our partnership. SWRnewstar has a consultative and flexible approach to waste management that results in services that match our specific business needs. We very quickly found that by outsourcing our waste solutions to SWRnewstar we were not only ensuring efficiency, but also compliance, so it was an easy decision to continue.”
Moving forward, SWRnewstar will be working with Alton Cars to further influence change by providing best practice training across the estate. The completion of these sessions will ensure the waste services continue to match the specific needs of the sites, enabling further savings and efficiencies.
“Workshops and body shops generate a variety of different waste streams and through our previous experience, we know that waste from car servicing can often be hazardous, complicated and time-consuming to manage. We are therefore thrilled to continue our work with Alton Cars, providing them with a service uniquely designed to better manage this waste and successfully increase cost savings. Extensions to long-running contracts are always a testament to the ongoing high level of service we deliver and the results we can help our customers achieve” adds Dan Brown, Corporate Sector Director at SWRnewstar.