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...
ESE Awarded The Blue Angel Ecolabel

ESE Awarded The Blue Angel Ecolabel

As promised in our last post about our unique “Split Lid” for 4-wheeled containers, here’s this month’s second piece of news which reflects ESE World’s position as experts and leaders in the world of sustainable waste management services and solutions. On 23rd of May 2016, ESE was awarded the internationally acknowledged ecolabel, The Blue Angel. The environmental standards mark is the only independent label – worldwide – used to measure the eco-friendliness of plastic bins for waste and recyclables. Intended for the protection of people and the environment, it sets very exacting standards and has proven itself, over more than 35 years, as a guide for selecting environmentally-friendly products. The bar for the award of The Blue Angel is set very high. The container has to be made from at least 80% Recycled Plastics and the material has to be certified according to EuCertPlast criteria – this means the origin of the material and the whole supply chain need to be traceable. Furthermore, the production site and processes have to be certified by an independent accredited institution. Thanks to the excellent teamwork of colleagues across multiple departments, we successfully installed the necessary processes and fulfilled all requirements. Given that new public procurement law (based on EU regulations) requires more sustainable procurement from the public sector and that The Blue Angel ecolabel is explicitly mentioned in relation to decision criterion, this achievement gives us a real edge over our competitors; ESE stands alone in being able to offer the mark for bins for waste and recyclables. Watch a short film about The Blue Angel here. > https://youtu.be/UJ9XtDOfUCM The Blue Angel...
Welcome Craig. We are delighted you’re on board

Welcome Craig. We are delighted you’re on board

ESE World are delighted to announce the appointment of Craig Miller as Sales Manager for the South West region of the UK. Craig has vast sales experience selling waste collection and processing services to both the public and private sector customers having worked for large blue chip companies such as Biffa, DS Smith and most recently, SITA UK where he held the position of Regional Commercial Manager for Bristol, Wales and the West. Craig had been with SITA for seven years prior to joining ESE World Limited. Craig brings with him a wealth of knowledge of the customer base and operational area and his drive and passion will be assets that we will all benefit from.    ...
Our anniversary challenge

Our anniversary challenge

Milestones and anniversaries can be strange affairs. This year we mark 25 years in the UK marketplace. Should we look back on our achievements or look forward to things not yet done? It’s easy, as we often hear, to dwell in the past. It’s easier to be smug about the things you’ve already done. But we’re all for looking forward – and the whole industry needs to be. The greatest challenges are yet to come, as we tackle the huge demand for waste management systems that don’t impact on the environment and which communities can accept because they’re effective, yet discreet. Our first 25 years in the UK have seen many changes. Contractors and council waste collection teams no longer collect waste but make collections of commodities and resources.  Greater environmental awareness and an understanding that we cannot continue to discard valuable resources, means we must manage them in smarter, more efficient ways. We use two-wheeled bins (dubbed the wheelie bin) instead of dustbins. They said it would never catch on. The litter bin market has changed from the traditional (boring) steel post-mounted can to contemporary designed street furniture. The industrial and commercial waste market has changed from plastic to metal containers and is swinging back again as recycling and manufacturing techniques improve. We’ve been involved in the recycling of more than four million plastic wheeled bins and we can now produce containers manufactured from 100% recycled material. In scribbling down a few challenges for the next 25 years, we’re mindful of the need to store and move waste without a huge demand on already stretched manufacturing resources. People are talking in...