NWH Group relies on Harsh skips and hooks01 November 2017

Waste management and recycling business NWH Group says its business growth is reliant on skips and hooks from Harsh, saying the supplier offers “the best deal out there”.

The Scottish operator’s 150-strong fleet of skiploaders and hookloaders is moving more than 1,500 skips and containers each week.

“While our tipper work remains steady, the real opportunity for the company to grow currently lies in waste recycling,” says Craig Williams, NWH Group’s operations director.

That calls for investment, he adds, in facilities, people and vehicles. Having operated a range of truck makes and models over the years (including inheriting types from businesses it acquires) NWH Group is now quite clear about the trucks it needs.

Says Williams: “For skips and hooks, we’re sold on Harsh. Our operating yardsticks inevitably put performance and reliability at the top of the list, but when the unexpected happens, parts and service support are equally important.

“So it’s the whole package that counts, and that’s the reality of what we get from Harsh. It’s just the best deal out there.”

In the last two years, Harsh has supplied NWH with ten HH26 hookloaders, mounted on a mix of DAF, MAN and Volvo eight-wheeler chassis.

For skiploaders, 16 Harsh HS14T units have been delivered, mostly fitted to 18-tonne MAN chassis, with another six currently in build at Harsh’s HQ in York. Both hookloaders and skiploaders are expected to be in operation for at least eight years.

“No doubt about it, Harsh is now central to the performance of our business,” adds Williams.

Laura Cork

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