Ward invests in Liebherr material handlers
Ordered at the end of 2018, Ward has taken delivery of the four material handlers throughout the year and the final one was delivered on site at Ilkeston, England, in September.
Ward Recycling

Ward invests in Liebherr material handlers

U.K. recycler purchases four material handlers to boost its business.

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November 4, 2019

Ward Recycling, Derbyshire, England, has added four LH40-M material handlers from Germany-based Liebherr to its operations. The machines were purchased for £1.25 million (or about $1.61 million). 

According to a news release from Ward, the new machines will help the company to move various materials, including metal, wood, plastic and general waste. One machine is a multiuser with grab, magnet and snipper attachment, which will be used for on-site services for projects within the demolition and construction industry.

Ordered at the end of 2018, Ward has taken delivery of the four material handlers throughout the year and the final one was delivered on site at Ilkeston, England, in September to support the infrastructure improvements and installation of a Metso preshredder, the company reports in a news release on the equipment investment. Ward has now increased its processing capability and recycles more than 500,000 metric tons of ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal of all grades for sale within the U.K. and to export overseas annually.

“Liebherr LH40s are considered best in class for performance, safety and handling capacity,” says Donald Ward, commercial manager at Ward. “Their [energy recovery system] ensures we get the maximum handling capacity, while lowering the overall fuel consumption by up to 30 percent, as well as reducing pollutant and noise emissions. We’ve made the investment to increase the amount of materials we are able to move around sites, improve processing times and to provide the best equipment we can for our staff to make the job as safe and comfortable as it can be.”

According to a news release from Ward, the independent fourth-generation family business has invested significantly over the last two years. The company completed an office renovation at Ilkeston, and it opened a dedicated deep-sea dock at Immingham, England, for the expansion of its metal recycling capabilities. The company also launched a new textile recycling service called WARDRobe.