Six figure investment as recycling firm rebrands in Leicester

Will Johnston Photography - Aggrecycle Train Delivery April 2021
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Aggrecycle has invested more than £100,000 in new vehicles and branding as it relaunches from its urban quarry in Leicester.

The recycling firm has developed a new offering for small local operators as it aims to provide the full range of recycled, decorative and quarried aggregates for Leicestershire building trade.

Based at its urban recycling quarry in Syston St East, the company recycled more than 150,000 tonnes of material in 2020, as AR Aggregates.

Almost half of the relaunch funding has been spent on a tipper lorry for small deliveries up to four tonnes, with the rest spent on branding activity including new livery for Aggrecycle’s large lorries.

The latest investment comes on the back of a £900,000 investment in German crushing and screening machinery in late 2019.

Darren Thompson, who runs Aggrecycle alongside his brother, managing director Andrew Thompson, said: “We’re perfectly set up now to offer a flexible service to small businesses and sole traders in Leicester city, Leicestershire and the East Midlands, looking for quality aggregates.

“We always wanted to create a facility which is easy to access and collect from, with a range of clean and high quality products to suit the needs of domestic and small industrial projects.

“Our high-tech weighbridges provide accurate product measurements with the efficiency of an in-and-out service, in turn helping with the smooth flow of traffic around our site.

“So we want to let small businesses know that there’s a flexible, expert and sustainable alternative for buying aggregates – whether it’s the recycled products that we turn around here, or specialist quarried materials from our suppliers.

“We’ll deliver, too. That way local traders, as well as the larger businesses that we deal with, can get what they – and their customers – need in the way that it’s needed.”

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