Industries across the UK are facing major supply restrictions, even small parts can cause a knock-on effect to a larger project and impact on service levels. The supply chains have been hit by a shortage in materials as well as the delays in the ports due to shipping container shortages. This is on top of the commodity prices rising across multiple areas due to huge demand for products.
This has been seen to an extent in the waste industry too, where the high demand for skips has led to longer lead times and higher prices. Along with the material shortages, this can result in delays to work. As planned maintenance work can be rescheduled, the back log of work continues to grow.
But in contrast to this, HIPPO continues to provide an instant and accessible proposition to support your waste disposal needs. We maintain a large stock holding in the UK of HIPPOBAGs which are ready to be delivered to a warehouse or operatives with short notice, giving you the confidence that there is a reliable solution readily available. You can then store these flat packed HIPPOBAGs either in a van or a chosen location, so that the bag is instantly available when required. It both saves on waiting times for skips as well as giving you full flexibility in late changes to your schedule.
On top of the benefits in the current climate, using HIPPOBAGs to deal with your irregular waste streams and ad hoc waste events will provide you with a number of other benefits too. Whilst regular bins are simply too small, large skips can take up too much space, take too long to fill and can be costly, HIPPOBAGs can provide the balance you need. Our service is not a regular scheduled waste collection covered by a bin contract, you can use us for unexpected waste events whenever you need us. And instead of you needing to have multiple contracts you can benefit from one simple solution with standardised pricing and a standardised service nationwide.
Our HIPPOBAGs can be filled with heavy and bulky waste and are ideal for applications where a skip or larger container is not appropriate, like awkward locations or areas with access restrictions such as lifting over fences and walls. HIPPOBAGs are non-bulky, lightweight and come flat packed, meaning that space can be saved on-site and bags can be carried easily and stored in vehicles or on properties. In addition, HIPPO’s reliable, flexible and convenient service allows the segregation of different types of waste from your facilities.
Alternatively where access to waste is restricted, or when you want us to clear the waste for you, our Man and Van service (known as ‘Here to Clear’) is the perfect solution. Our branded Transit Tipper vans are double manned with our professional HIPPO employees and can hold up to 14 yards or 1 tonne of waste.
This solution can often be ideal for reactive waste requirements too, our Here to Clear Reactive provides rapid removal of unplanned waste – such as fly-tipping, emergency repair or site clearance. This form of waste can cause a number of issues, but with one nationwide solution and standardised service you can rest assured knowing that the waste will be swiftly and professionally removed.
We work with organisations of every size so rest assured that whatever your requirement we can offer a fantastic solution to meet your business needs.
Further information can be found on our website www.hippowaste.co.uk/business. If you have any questions or would like any more information on the services HIPPO can offer then please feel free to contact our sales team at email@example.com or call 02393 871911.
An estimated 15% of UK water meters go unread for more than one year – Deer Technology has the answer.
Deer Technology has secured equity investment totalling £1.32 million and announced a £2.5 million contract win with Wave, a leading retailer in the non-household water market.
The Development Bank of Wales led the round with £250,000 of equity taking its total investment in the company to £500,000 in the last two years. Wealth Club, the UK’s largest high net worth investor platform, raised an additional £820,000 to complete the round alongside Deer Technology’s existing angel investors.
Deer Technology was established in 2014 by co-founders Hugh Mort and Garry Jackson who co-invented the LimpetReader™ to take accurate meter readings. The technology provides a new standard in the remote, non-invasive and accurate recording of meter readings for water, electricity, gas and other metered consumption. It can be retrofitted to any traditional analogue meter and uses micro-cameras in sealed housings to capture time-stamped images of the meter display, before sending them via secure data connection to an online portal. This removes the need for costly and unreliable manual reads.
The LimpetReader™ is trademarked in the UK and EU, patented in the UK, and patent-pending in Europe, the US and other jurisdictions. With ten staff, DeerTech uses UK-based companies to manufacture and assemble the products. The £1.32 million investment will be used to fund rapid commercial growth and the installation of 8,500 readers over the next two years for national water retailer Wave. Deer Technology continues to enhance its core technology and products and a next generation slimline LimpetReader™ is scheduled for launch in late 2021.
Chief Executive of Deer Technology, Craig Mellor, explained, “Utility businesses are facing increased governmental and regulatory pressure to provide accurate meter readings and improve their environmental credentials. We’ve spent time developing and patenting our innovative technology that now provides real-time accurate meter reads to meet regulatory requirements, remotely and at half the cost.
Col Batten, who led the investment on behalf of the Development Bank of Wales, said: “Regular meter reads are critical to the UK achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 – otherwise wastage can go undetected and unsolved. As an example, an estimated 15% of UK water meters go unread for more than one year.”
For further information, call 01639 363146 or visit www.deertechnology.com.