A major new name in the waste, resources and renewable energy sector has emerged today with the launch of FCC Environment
The new name comes from the integration and rebranding of two well established businesses - Waste Recycling Group and Focsa Services (UK), both owned by the international infrastructure, environmental services and energy group, FCC.
From today, all of FCC's waste management businesses in the UK will trade under the one name. The rebranding was first signalled last year and the integration of WRG's and Focsa's operations has been gathering pace since then.
The new name represents the continuation of a major shift of emphasis for FCC's operations in the UK, and which was announced in 2010. FCC Environment now places recycling, waste collection, commercial and industrial waste services and renewable energy at the heart of its business.
Paul Taylor, chief executive of FCC Environment, explained: "I believe that the strengths of FCC Environment today - in particular our technological expertise and our service-oriented culture - draws both from the combined strengths of WRG and Focsa and from the support and ambition of FCC.
"We have made great progress in moving our business from one that was rooted in waste disposal to one that now, as FCC Environment, provides a wide range of collection, recycling, treatment and energy recovery services that are fully aligned to our customers' needs. 'From waste to resource' is now our central focus."
Taylor added: "As a result we saw in 2011 some substantial successes in new business. We are constructing a new energy from waste facility, we are preferred bidder for two major residual waste contracts, we have won several new recycling contracts and have become one of the leading operators of public household recycling centres for local authorities in the UK."
FCC Environment is composed of five key business areas: