Transport Investment Boost for Hampshire Firm

08 September 2014 by Daryl Tunningley

£10 plus million vehicle renewal programme announced

A massive multi-million pound capital investment programme to replace dozens of specialist vehicles has been announced by Hampshire-based waste management company Cleansing Service Group.

CSG, which has its headquarters at Fareham, is to spend in excess of £10 million over the next seven years in a continuation of its tanker fleet replacement programme.

Over 100 of the company’s fleet are specialist waste road tankers and over the next two months the first 15 vehicles in the programme are due be delivered – 10 are additional and will extend the capability of the fleet and five are replacements for older vehicles.

The company says the investment will provide additional capacity for business growth as well as providing an enhanced level of customer service made possible by better vehicle reliability.

All the vehicle chassis/cabs are being supplied by Scania and the tanks of 2,000, 3,000 or 4,000 gallon capacity are being built and fitted by Whale. The vehicles comply with the European Commission’s diesel engine emission legislation.

The company has also taken the opportunity to change the appearance of its vehicles by introducing a new, fresh livery. This will be applied to all new tankers joining the fleet.

CSG industrial business manager Lee Oswald said: “The huge volumes of domestic sewage and industrial oil/water mixtures we deal with means we have always operated one of the UK’s largest fleet of specialist liquid waste road tankers. By the end of the replacement programme it will also be one of the most modern and environmentally friendly tanker fleets in the UK.”

CSG, which celebrates its 80th anniversary this year, is one of Hampshire’s oldest established companies. It is one of the largest privately-owned industrial and domestic environmental waste management groups in Britain, operating from 22 sites stretching from Cornwall to Kent and up to Glasgow in Scotland.

The company employs a national workforce of 415 with around 45 based at its head office in Fareham.

It draws its corporate customers from many sectors, including Government departments and agencies, major local authorities, utility companies, leading supermarket groups and multi-national forecourt chains.

Picture shows a 4,000 gallon tanker in its new livery