As as part of its UK acquisition strategy, Irish utilities company Beauparc Group has acquired Leeds-based waste and recycling business LSS Waste Management.
The LSS business will compliment other UK businesses within the group but namely Associated Waste Management, which joined the group in 2018.
LSS has served customers throughout West Yorkshire for over 36 years, providing them with a total waste management solution. Situated from the south Leeds base, they supply skips, mobile compaction and nationwide hire services to domestic and commercial customers alike. With a workforce of circa 100, the facility is permitted to process 350,000 tonnes of waste annually and has offtake arrangements for refuse derived fuel throughout the UK and Europe.
The LSS acquisition adds to a group processing capacity in excess of 3.0M tonnes annually, with production of 400k tonnes of SRF and 400k tonnes of RDF annually with fuel supply arrangements throughout the UK and Europe.
On signing the deal, Brian McCabe, Managing Director for Beauparc commented: “We are very pleased to conclude the acquisition of LSS as this adds to our growth strategy in the UK and brings a greater level of scale and processing capabilities to the Group.
“It is our intention to continue with what is already in place throughout LSS, and to build / develop this business even further, ensuring the company continues to grow whilst still providing the quality of service that customers have been used to.
“This acquisition is part of our strategic growth plans for the UK.”
Nigel Woolford, Founder of LSS commented: “LSS has served 2,000 customers throughout West Yorkshire and will continue to trade under the distinguished ‘yellow’ brand that was formed in 1984. We’re proud to have joined a group of likeminded companies that focus on customer service, technology and constantly striving to deliver new recycling and renewable energy solutions.”
The senior management team at LSS will remain with the business. Nigel Woolford will adopt a consultancy role and work alongside Beauparc’s operational management structure, led by UK Operations & Logistics Director, Eamonn Hanley.
Beauparc’s UK operation now extends to six businesses; New Earth Solutions, Scotwaste, WSR Recycling, AWM, Mid UK & LSS.