Growth in its trade waste division was behind Shorts Group’s decision to bring in a brand-new Econic

UK waste services, plant hire and demolition company Shorts Group is expanding its flexible trade waste collection division with the addition of a brand-new 26-tonne refuse vehicle to its existing fleet.

Lee Robinson, Trade Waste Business Manager, Shorts Group said: “The trade waste business is continually growing so we needed a new truck quickly.”

Shorts sourced a brand-new Mercedes Econic with Dennis Olympus body from Refuse Vehicle Solutions Ltd (RVS) RediTruck service, which provides new refuse vehicles directly from stock, delivered to short timescales. This is the second RediTruck that Shorts has purchased from RVS in the past 12 months.

Lee added: “We ordered the vehicle in November and it was delivered in January. RVS made sure the vehicle matched our specifications exactly, with bin-weighing and safety equipment fitted, and even made sure it was painted in our corporate grey. The vehicle is superb, and the service and support from RVS has been excellent.”

Shorts Group is a family business established over 60 years ago and continues to provide vital services to the waste management, construction and agricultural sectors. The company provides a complete trade service supplying bins and waste collection services, as well as waste processing through its own Materials Recycling Facility.

Added Lee: “Recycling waste is at the heart of everything we do and we currently divert between 85-95% of customer residual waste away from landfill.”

RVS has supplied a combination of quality used, remanufactured and brand-new vehicles to Shorts Group for over seven years.

Spencer Law, Managing Director, RVS said: “We have a longstanding relationship with Shorts and this is the fourth truck they have purchased from us. They have the highest standards of customer service and we leave no stone unturned to make sure their vehicles provide optimum operational performance.”

RVS offers the entire range of refuse vehicle services, including new or quality used vehicles for sale, vehicle remanufacturing, a substantial hire fleet, a preventative maintenance service, repairs, breakdown, parts, finance and vehicle transportation.

For more information: http://shorts-group.co.uk/