CSG Celebrate With Further Growth

17 April 2014 by Louise Holgate

Cleansing Service Group (CSG), the independent Hampshire-based waste management specialist celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, is set for further expansion after announcing two successful acquisition bids.

Award-winning CSG, which has its national headquarters in Fareham, has acquired part of Augean plc’s Waste Network Division – a laboratory chemicals business at Rochdale and Augean’s former waste transfer station at Worcester.

And the company has also boosted its presence in the waste oil collection and processing sector by acquiring the Chester-based business Oil Monster.

The group’s acquisition programme has seen it expand steadily over the years and it now owns brand names such as J & G Environmental, CSG Lanstar, CSG Lloyds, CSG Sealand and Saxon Recycling. 

The Augean deal sees CSG take over a dedicated laboratory waste chemicals collection operation which will augment the company’s advanced chemicals processing facility at Cadishead near Manchester where CSG operates its 16-acre flagship hazardous waste treatment site. 

Five former Augean employees have transferred to the CSG workforce and will continue to work at the Rochdale operation.

The Worcester waste transfer station is not currently open for business and CSG is in the process of arranging for environmental permits to be transferred and obtaining a discharge consent after which it will be brought back into operation. 

CSG, already a major player in the waste oil collection and treatment sector, is seeking to boost this part of its business by bringing Oil Monster under its group umbrella. 

The company will keep the catchy Oil Monster brand name and make significant investment in new tanker vehicles to match increased customer demand for the service. 

Over the last few years, CSG has invested heavily in new technology designed to treat polluting oily water waste which can be converted into fuel oil for use at sites such as power stations and lime kilns.

With input increasing after the acquisition of Oil Monster, the company estimates it will now have the capacity to recover some five million litres of oil each year.

According to the UK Oil Recycling Association, waste lubricating oil arising in the UK is around 350,000 tonnes per annum, and some 200,000 tonnes of Processed Fuel Oil is produced each year from recycling used lubricants such as car engine oils.

CSG managing director Neil Richards said the latest acquisitions were in line with the company’s long-standing strategy of continuing to grow the business geographically and by service. 

“It’s fitting that we’re taking these further steps towards growth in the year in which we’re celebrating our 80th anniversary.”