Container repair and refurbishment specialist UK Container Maintenance (UKCM), is celebrating a highly-successful year announcing significant business expansion and a record year-end turnover of £7.8 million.
UKCM has consolidated its offering as it continues to support businesses across the UK to secure significant cost-savings with the maintenance of their waste and recycling containers, while also extending the longevity of the assets. The Cheshire-based firm has launched to market a series of new products and services to diversify its provision, including maintenance and repairs for street furniture, litter bins, metal stillages, transit cages and bespoke metal pallets, carried out at the customer’s site or at UKCM’s state-of-the-art refurbishment facility.
In facilitating its substantial growth and ensuring the consistent delivery of a best-in-class service following a multitude of contract wins, including a number of new manufacturing and automotive clients, UKCM has continued to bolster its workforce throughout the year. Most recently, the company appointed Jamie-Lee Ross to the position of Purchasing and Production Planner and strengthened its Sales and Business Development team.
Further developments for the company throughout the year include upweighted operational capability. UKCM expanded its fleet of rapid response vehicles and mobile engineers to meet increased demand for visits to client premises for container repair and refurbishment, to undertake any statutory testing and for the installation of UKCM Connect container tracking devices. The introduction of UKCM Connect responds to a direct industry need to move container management to the next level, offering services that not only increase the lifespan of a container but also help to maintain compliance, maximise utilisation, enhance security, minimise transportation costs and maximise margin for the container provider.
Liz Wolstenholme, Finance and Operations Director at UK Container Maintenance commented, “We take great pride in our achievements and are delighted to be celebrating a hugely successful year, including a record financial year-end – a testament to how we have re-shaped our offering to meet the current economic climate and of course, our exceptionally hard working and industrious team.
“At UKCM, we don’t just rest on our laurels. As we continue to invest heavily in research and development, we can ensure that we are diversifying with the times to drive forwards and confidently service both private operators and public bodies, delivering highly cost-effective benefits.”
Established in 1998, UKCM, the UK’s largest family-owned container repair and refurbishment company is dedicated to the refurbishment of all types of waste and recycling containers. UKCM works across the country offering waste companies and local authorities’ mobile repairs, as well as factory-based services at its head office located in Winsford, Cheshire.
The process brings old, and often unwanted, waste containers back to life instead of them going to scrap. The business model – refurbishment over replacement – is simple and for a third of the price of replacing a container, UKCM can restore the unit to full working order.