ESE World to join RPC Group

ESE World to join RPC Group

We are pleased to confirm yesterday’s news that our shareholder, Stirling Square Capital Partners, has agreed on a sale and purchase agreement with RPC Group on the sale of all shares in ESE World BV. Announcing the news in a company wide letter, ESE World BV CEO Björn Hedenström and CFO Claudius Bensberg wrote,”This sale is a large step forward for our company, as RPC is a leading plastic products design and engineering company for packaging and selected non-packaging markets, with 28 innovation centres and over 150 operations in 31 countries, and employs more than 20,000 people. The company is one of the largest plastic converters in Europe and has operations within injection-moulding, thermoforming, blow-moulding and rotational-moulding.“ The acquisition continues a year of expansion through organic growth and strategic acquisitions for Northamptonshire-based RPC Group whose annual revenue exceeds €3,2bn. “To become a part of a strong and dynamic industrial group will give us synergies and competence exchange with leading innovative companies in- and outside Europe, and we see between RPC and ESE a good cultural fit, as well as a common focus on innovation, growth and high value plastic conversion.” continued Hedenström and Bensberg, before thanking Stirling Square for their support through the process and “during the years to bring ESE to the position where we can now enter the next phase in our history.” The proposed acquisition is conditional upon obtaining regulatory approval, so completion is not expected until early 2017. We look forward to a successful finalisation and...
The Internet of Bins Just Got Smarter

The Internet of Bins Just Got Smarter

This article first appeared online in Building Specification magazine’s Street Furniture eBulletin on 28th October. Until now, so-called ‘smart bins’ have been intelligent, but you could say lacking in common sense. Clear benefits in some aspects have been diminished by disadvantages in others. ESE World’s Clean Cube, the most recent major addition to the company’s extensive portfolio of street furniture, changes that. The Clean Cube is designed to provide a truly intelligent waste management solution for high footfall areas. This clever compacting bin uses solar energy to power both a built-in sensor that detects when the bin is ‘full’, and at that point, the compaction device it triggers. Compaction not only increases capacity, it also prevents overflow, so improving the cleanliness of the immediate environment. Once at absolute capacity, the sensor also alerts the operator that its contents are ready for collection. The benefits of this smart waste solution from an operational perspective are many: The intuitive linked software means Clean Cube bins are easy to manage and maintain. Because Clean Cubes can hold up to eight times more rubbish or recyclables than their empty volume, fewer collections are necessary. Additionally, the alert that’s sent when capacity is reached reduces the need for manual checking and handling, and does away with costly and unnecessary collection trips. A helpful route planning tool makes route optimisation a reality, reducing fuel consumption and emissions. Overall, waste collection costs are reduced by up to 85%. But what good are operational savings if they’re only achievable with an upfront outlay in costly specialist collection equipment? The Clean Cube Advantage This is where the Clean Cube...