6th March 2012
LUXUS INCREASES CAPACITY TO TARGET RETAIL LOGISTICS RECYCLING DEMAND
UK leading independent technical plastics recycler, Luxus has invested in a new £120,000 granulation line boosting recycling granulation capacity at its factory based in Louth, Lincolnshire. The new line will granulate large mouldings, (crates, bins, tanks etc) at a rate of one tonne per hour – significantly increasing its granulation capacity to 13,000 tonnes per year.
This investment will enable Luxus to better target growing markets for its ‘closed loop’ recycling services, particularly for logistics companies working in the fast paced grocery retail sector. As these businesses require a solution that is both cost effective and carbon positive for their increasing ‘end of life’ waste transit packaging problem.
Malcolm Odlin, Purchasing Manager, Luxus, explains: “Logistics businesses are increasingly looking to drive change across their entire supply chain to meet both cost efficiency and sustainability targets. We find however, that still many businesses struggle with the problem of how to sustainably manage their transit materials which are fundamental to the efficiency of their business.
“At Luxus we provide a ‘closed loop’ service that allows waste generated in the supply chain e.g. ‘end of life’ transit materials such as plastic crates, boxes and pallets to be re-engineered back into the same product, so entering the system once again – significantly reducing their carbon footprint. Or, we can simply purchase the transit packaging to re-manufacture into new sustainable high quality compound for sale by us – so we turn what’s often seen as a cost and an inconvenience into a revenue stream.”
Peter Atterby, Managing Director, Luxus comments: “This latest investment is part of our business expansion programme made possible as a result of funding received as a regional winner of the HSBC ‘Business Thinking’ award in November last year. We believe that the new line will give us a significant advantage in our key markets, allowing us to deliver a highly cost-competitive service to our customers.”
For further information please contact: Sasha Stewart, Babel Marketing & PR, tel: 07764 346 896 or email: [email protected]
Established in 1965 Luxus has become one of the UK’s leading independent technical plastics companies.
Based in Louth, Lincolnshire, its modern manufacturing facility now occupies a covered area of 28,328 square meters and it uses state of the art technologies to deliver highly specified thermoplastic compounds based on prime and recycled feedstocks – with a granulation capacity currently of 30,000 tonnes per year.
Luxus is the joint winner from the North East region for the prestigious ‘HSBC Business Thinking Award’ this year.