Impressive results lead to major expansion for local recycling firm
Jun 29, 2017
Local waste management company Alpha Logic is enjoying a successful 2017 following impressive growth across all sectors of business last year. The last 12 months have seen the Saltash-based company expand its team, turnover, premises, geographical reach and service offering.
Launched in 2008, Alpha Logic has increased its customer base to nearly 1,000 organisations across Devon and Cornwall, and the company now collects from over 2,000 sites around the south west. This ever-growing customer base has impacted positively on the company’s turnover, which increased by an impressive 70% between 2013 and 2016, with the expectation that it will surpass £4 million in 2017.
To meet this demand and ensure that the company maintains its renowned high level of customer service, the team has grown from 18 members of staff in 2014, to 28 in 2016, an increase of 56% in two years. Alpha Logic has also recruited a further two members of staff to their sales team this year to help the company continue to expand their business across the south west.
With the increasing demand for innovative and highly sustainable methods of waste management, the firm needed new and additional premises to its original site in Saltash, leading to a significant investment in a new transport depot in Plympton, Devon.
The new transport depot easily accommodates Alpha Logic’s vehicle fleet as well as providing additional storage to support Alpha Logic’s service for collecting, processing and storing baled recycling and bulk waste electricals for customers across both Plymouth and Devon.
The addition of the new Plympton site reflects how well Alpha Logic’s unique offering has been received in the south west and the value that their customers place on Alpha Logic’s dedication to continually push the boundaries of recycling with a mantra of all waste recovered, recycled and managed.
The extra space at Langage Industrial Estate amply houses Alpha Logic’s fleet of 10 vehicles which range from a 7.5t top loader to a brand new 26ft trade waste vehicle, procured to enable the firm to fulfil all customer services directly without requiring support from subcontractors. The new vehicles have also enabled the company to expand its geographical reach to new clients across Devon and Cornwall. Starting with Exeter and Torquay, Alpha Logic is gradually expanding its services and has pledged to invest a further £350,000 in new vehicles.
Neil Stallard, Director at Alpha Logic, spoke about the company’s growth saying: “Last year was hugely successful for the Alpha Logic team and we’re making sure that we continue our positive growth in 2017 too. We put this success down to our determination to ensure that we go above and beyond to guarantee we do all we can for our clients to minimise their waste outputs and increase the amount they recycle.
“We strive to ensure that our aim of ‘zero to landfill’ is not just the end result for our clients but is the starting point at all times. At Alpha Logic, our key focus is firmly on recycling: we don’t want our customers to just tick the sustainability box, we want to ensure they recycle the box as well!
“Through developing and delivering reliable, considered and economical waste management solutions which our customers can depend on, we have been able to grow and position ourselves as viable competition to much bigger, national players in the market and for us that’s a huge opportunity – it’s something we’ve always strived towards. Added to that we’ve just launched our new website, alpha-logic.com, which ensures we’re spreading our message and ethics to an even wider audience.
“We’re known for our expertise in the retail and hospitality waste sectors but our expansion has meant that we’re able to focus on helping more manufacturing companies with their waste and we’re exploring supporting domestic services too. From here, it’s only onwards and upwards for Alpha Logic and we’re excited to see where our recent changes take us for the rest of 2017 and beyond.”