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UK Container Maintenance Marks Anniversary with Major Milestone

12 June 2018

UK Container Maintenance (UKCM) is celebrating 20 highly successful years in business by releasing news of a landmark customer saving.

Across its 20 years trading, the UK’s largest family owned container repair and refurbishment company has saved its customers a massive £250 million with the repair and refurbishment of a notable 1.5 million waste & recycling containers.

These savings are calculated on the basis that the reconditioning of a waste container is a third of the price of buying a new one.

This news follows hot on the heels of a series of major developments which has made 2018 - its anniversary year, the most significant year to date for UKCM.

These developments include the substantial capital investment in the purchase of a more efficient and enhanced environmentally responsible vehicle fleet with updated, eye-catching livery, and the move to its new state-of-the art 80,000 sq ft factory at Road One, Winsford.

The new facility houses a full refurbishment plant including wash, shot blast, spray, fabrication and repair and modification booths, as well as an impressive container testing facility, plus additional space to increase capacity and develop the business.

Emma Elston MBE, UKCM CEO comments: “We take great pride in our success and achievements across our 20 years in business, servicing both public bodies and private operators to deliver real savings to their bottom line.

"We are a family business and are thrilled at the extent to which we have been able to provide such quantifiable benefits to our customers, many of whom have been with us from our early days in operation.

“The most recent investments in our new industry-leading facility, impressive new vehicle fleet and expanded workforce will allow for further improvements to our customer offer, and facilitate our continued growth over the next 20 years.”

James Atthews from Scarborough Borough Council who have been a client of UKCM for nearly 10 years states: “We've worked with UKCM since 2009, and are constantly impressed with the quality of product and service that they deliver.

"These commodities are hard to find on their own these days, the two together is almost unheard of, unless you've used UKCM.”

In its 20 years, UKCM has achieved high profile recognition, winning many industry and business awards.

And in 2015 Emma Elston who set up UKCM with her husband and co-founder Julian Elston, received her MBE at Buckingham Palace for her ‘dedicated services to manufacturing’ in the New Year Honours List.

UKCM, the UK’s largest family owned container repair and refurbishment company now turns over £6million per annum and employs more than 60 people.

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 in Winsford, Cheshire.


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