UK-based waste and metal scrap recycler Ward has completed an upgrade to its metal processing facility in Ilkeston, Derbyshire that cost around £1.5mn ($1.89mn).
Donald Ward, operations director at Ward, said the investment was made to meet increased export demand from its deep-sea dock at Immingham.
The latest investment has also improved Ward’s processing capabilities. In a statement, the company said that after these upgrades its Derbyshire and Immingham scrap yards possess the combined capability to process and recycle around 500,000mt of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap per year, for both domestic and export sales.
The eight-month long upgrade, which began in September 2019, includes the purchase and installation of a new pre-shredder that can pre-process vehicles before they’re sent to the main shredder. The company has also purchased new material handlers and cranes to process the material that comes into the scrapyard.