For a newly appointed Mayor there are many duties that have to be fulfilled, opening new buildings, attending civic functions, the list is endless, however, for Broxtowe’s new Madam Mayor, Councillor Susan Bagshaw, a more unusual appointment arose recently to receive the keys to a pair of high-tech, eco-efficient, refuse freighters from Terberg Matec UK, a lead supplier to the Nottinghamshire Vehicle Consortium.
The new vehicles, with a collective value of over £300,000.00, represent part of Broxtowe BC’s fleet renewal program and are fitted with Terberg’s low voltage, environmentally friendly and low noise electric OmniDEL E bin lifts ensuring the quietest early morning wheelie bin collections possible.
The vehicles are ready to move into action as part of Broxtowe’s recycling and refuse collection schemes but, before they did, Broxtowe Borough Council took the opportunity to show the new Mayor where some of the investment in front-line local services is being made.
On hand to make sure the Mayor received a full explanation of the vehicle were Head of Environment for Broxtowe, Paul Summers, Contract Manager for Terberg, Gary Fisher and Terberg Director, Rob Colby.
The Mayor received a full run down of the technology on offer and tried out the driver’s seat & controls for size before concluding her visit with a chance to load a wheelie bin onto the whisper quiet Terberg OmniDEL E electric bin lift.
The refuse freighters were purchased through the Nottinghamshire Vehicle Consortium.
Made up of 11 local authorities, the Consortium is currently three years into a second renewed four year framework agreement with prime contractor Terberg Matec UK. With Nottingham City as founding and current members, the Consortium also comprises Derby City Councils, the District Councils of Ashfield, Bassetlaw, Bolsover, Mansfield, Newark and Sherwood and Broxtowe, Erewash, Gedling and Rushcliffe Borough Councils. The Nottinghamshire
Vehicle Consortium was formed with the aim of delivering greater efficiency through the formation of strong partnership arrangements with suppliers.
The initial contract covered the four year period from 2008 to 2012, with approximately 120 vehicles supplied to the Consortium during this initial term. In 2013, following a competitive tender process, Terberg Matec UK were successfully awarded a second four year contract, for which a similar number of vehicles are expected to be delivered up to 2016.
The Terberg family pedigree stretches back more than 145 years with origins that go back in time starting with humble beginnings in 1869 in the Netherlands, to growing over the last century into a multi-national group with a large number of subsidiaries in various business sectors. Still family owned, the global Terberg Group today employs over 1000 people worldwide.
The division responsible for the design and manufacture of environmental equipment is Terberg Matec, represented globally with an established network of subsidiaries operating in Belgium, France and the UK, together with an extensive and growing network of distributors worldwide.
Terberg Matec serve the worlds waste and recycling markets offering a diverse range of innovative, safe and robust products including bin lift equipment for trade and domestic collections, multi-compartment specialist recycling bodies for the collection of dry recyclables and food waste from the kerbside and commercial premises, underground and above ground waste collection systems, weighing and RFID container identification technology, telematic systems, data analysis software and reporting/invoicing solutions.
Terberg’s bin lift systems include a range of fuel-free electric lifts and a host of innovative features across over twenty bin lift models such as single man trade, auto mode changeover, gravity down operation, selective shake, single point greasing, wear free sensors, sonar detection, IP69K protected components, CleAN open interfaces.
Similarly, their popular, marketing leading range of recycling vehicles offer control systems that are constantly evolving to ensure they are the safest possible and brimming with the latest technology to ensure efficiencies are high and downtime is low.
In-cab touch screen control panels, two-handed controls, auto scanning E-stop systems and clever mechanical design all work together to give a vehicle body that is safe and easy to use, it’s easy to see why the Terberg trademarked Kerbsider® and Toploader® vehicles have become the Hoover® and Tannoy® of the recycling collection market.
Terberg Matec pride themselves in their straightforward and honest approach to business and are synonymous with innovation and reliable equipment solutions manufactured to the highest standards using some of the most advanced technology and components available today in their factories across Europe. Rigorous testing, careful design and world class manufacturing techniques ensure that their products are of a consistent high quality that is commensurate with their brand values.
Terberg are justifiably proud of having one of the best teams in the business, providing them with a solid foundation on which they have built a reputation for quality products, outstanding service and a straightforward, honest business approach to help provide customers with what they want most; consistency of personnel, industry-wide experience, in-depth knowledge and reliability. Add to this, a range of services that more than ably demonstrate its commitment to service, and you can see why more and more local authorities and commercial waste companies put their trust in Terberg Matec.
Throughout their growth Terberg Matec have strived to retain the characteristics of what is still very much a family business for over 145 years, Terberg are very proud of this and an important aspect of this approach is the unique “Terberg Feeling” that their clients experience from their business and staff. Over the years, Terberg have continued to invest heavily in research and development, in understanding customer requirements and in recruiting the right people to keep Terberg Matec (and the Terberg Group) at the leading edge of their markets. This has a positive effect on the service they offer their clients, a service that is personal, friendly, trustworthy and understanding.
Terberg Matec are now firmly established as one of the leading names in the waste handling and recycling equipment markets and have an ambition to continue to operate as an independent subsidiary for years to come, aiming to continue innovating, improving and developing products and services to ensure client delight across the world.