Waste management firm jets into top ten

A WOOLPIT group has jetted into the UK’s top 10 waste management firms with its latest acquisition.

IWJS, which has just bought Aquajet (GB) Limited, now has a combined turnover across the group of more than �21million and employs more than 275 staff.

It now owns three specialist companies - Industrial Water Jetting Systems Limited, DSS Environmental Limited and Aquajet (GB) Limited.

IWJS group managing director Christopher Stewart said the move had strengthened its Uk coverage, service capability and personnel.

“All of our clients will benefit, as our ability to support them is greatly enhanced, by being able to deploy our specialist vehicles and experienced operators more effectively,” he said.

Aquajet managing director Paul Lyons said over the last 16 years, Aquajet, which specialises in the survey and remediation of canal and river watercourses, had successfully built up an enviable reputation in the waste management sector.

“I look forward to working closely with Christopher, building the business, and I am pleased our expertise will now become available to all IWJS customers.”

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DSS Environmental, which has expertise in sewer repairs and GPR location and mappying, became part of the group in August of this year.

The group has invested a further �4m in vehicles, equipment and staff to support the acquisitions and invested in staff at its Woolpit heardquarters.

It has taken on new specialist vehicles at its depots across the country, including fully equipped CCTV survey vans, JHL Recycling combination units, tankers and sewer rehabilitation equipment.