Cleansing Service Group (CSG), one of the UK’s oldest waste management companies, has boosted its presence in the specialist print industry waste handling sector by acquiring Cambridgeshire-based competitors Saxon Recycling.
CSG, which has its national headquarters at Fareham, Hampshire, and is still a family-run, independent business, first ventured into the print sector in 2008 when it acquired high profile market-leader J&G Environmental. Dorset-based J&G, which has a hatful of industry environmental and business awards to its credit, manages the waste collection and disposal needs of more than 2000 UK print houses and newspaper groups.
Saxon Recycling, a £2m turnover business and one of J&G’s chief competitors in the printing, photographic and healthcare industries, has been acquired from its owners, Mick Adams and Richard Stimson, who will join CSG for a six-month handover period. Ten other Saxon employees will also join the CSG workforce.
Saxon will continue to trade under its existing name and from its Whittlesford premises near Cambridge but will be managed by J&G’s general manager John Haines.
CSG was established in 1934 and has expanded to become of the UK’s largest privately owned waste management companies. Its services range from industrial hazardous waste treatment to domestic sewage collection with a customer base including Government departments, local authorities, utilities, garage chains and 45,000 domestic customers.
It treats more oily water wastes than any other UK company and operates the country’s biggest industrial waste treatment centre at Cadishead, Manchester, where much of the print waste collected by J&G nationally is processed and recycled.
The group’s acquisition programme has seen it expand steadily over the years and it now owns brand names such as CSG Lanstar, CSG Lloyds and CSG Sealand.
CSG managing director Neil Richards said: “Waste creation is one of the printing industry’s top three environmental impacts and our acquisition of Saxon comes at a time when the industry is enthusiastically embracing more sustainable waste management. Like us, Saxon has long supported the goal of routine recycling and re-use of print waste which makes them ideal partners for us. Between them, the two companies can provide the most comprehensive waste management service yet available to the printing industry.”
“Despite a testing trading environment, our strategy is to continue to grow the business. This latest acquisition is a further step in the group’s expansion plans and we look forward to announcing more business developments in the future.”
For further information please contact J&G Environmental. Telephone: 01258 453445.