HE Municipal was established in 2004 to supply, repair and maintain refuse vehicles of all makes and models. In 2018 the company took over as the UK suppliers of MOL VDK refuse collection vehicles made in Belgium.
RVS managing director Spencer Law said: “There are obvious synergies between HE Municipal and RVS, and I was approached by the owner of the company, John Sherwen, to discuss potential opportunities. We both agreed that the best solution for both parties would be for RVS to take on HE Municipal. We have spent the last five years investing in our infrastructure, premises and team, and we are well equipped to continue delivering HE Municipal’s commitments to its employees and existing customers, as well as expand MOL VDK’s presence in the UK marketplace.”
Staff at HE Municipal will be TUPE’d across to RVS, along with all existing customer service contracts and arrangements.
Spencer continued: “HE Municipal has an excellent reputation and experienced, knowledgeable staff, and we relish the opportunity to represent MOL VDK in the UK. We are excited about this expansion of the RVS team, our product range and expertise.”
John Sherwen, said: “Spencer and the team at RVS have built a strong family business with an excellent reputation. It was very important to me that my staff and our customers continue to experience the same high standards with the new owner. I am confident that they are in very safe hands with RVS and I am in no doubt that this move is a positive one for all concerned.”
Previously known as INCO-MOL in the UK, MOL VDK manufactures and sells refuse vehicles around the world. Products range from 7.5t to 32t refuse trucks and include the Pusher 4000, which has been particularly successful in the UK.
Alexander Desplentere, manager, MOL VDK systems: “We are happy that RVS is taking over from HE Municipal as our representatives in the UK. Our priority is to ensure that our UK customers experience the same level of customer service and we are confident that RVS can deliver that.”
To assist RVS in promoting its products, MOL VDK is preparing to supply two late-model refuse vehicles for demonstration purposes.
RVS offers the new and used refuse vehicles for sale or hire, vehicle remanufacturing, preventative maintenance, repairs, its own tyre department, breakdown, parts, finance and vehicle transportation.