RPC bpi refuse wins seal of approval for its UK manufacturing business
30 May 2017
RPC bpi refuse is celebrating three major business wins across the healthcare, facilities management and cleaning sectors. The UK-based refuse sack manufacturer is estimating a combined value of over £6 million per annum will be achieved from the new contracts.
Sales director Lorcan Mekitarian described the deals as a triumph, proving that UK business is not only able to provide quality products and a reliable service; it also delivers best value for money.
He added: “We offer a range of services to help customers save money - from on-site audits to product rationalisation. Our comprehensive portfolio is attractive to our customers, with sacks specially designed for specific markets; crucially, they can produce UN Approved clinical waste sacks, CHSA accredited sacks and meet customer derived specifications such as those from NHS Supply Chain.
“We actively bring together new technologies and raw materials to create cutting edge products designed to work hard in very demanding conditions. Working in partnership with NHS Supply Chain we are able to manufacture their industry leading specifications.”
NHS Supply Chain has signed RPC bpi refuse to a four-year contract estimated to be worth £20 million. The product portfolio includes UN-approved clinical waste sacks, clear and coloured sacks for general waste purposes and specialist products such as patient property plastic bags. Thanks to the breadth of its healthcare product range, RPC bpi refuse is able to provide a single source of supply for all waste management and infection control requirements.
ESPO (Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation) is a public sector-owned procurement organisation which is jointly owned by six local authorities in the East of England. It helps government, education organisations and charities to achieve savings through joint purchasing. RPC bpi refuse successfully won an ESPO framework to supply their stores with refuse sacks.
Joanna Kyprianou, catalogue procurement officer, said: “We are very happy to be providing refuse bags that fall within the CHSA scheme.”
The third contract is with Mayflower Washroom Solutions, who chose RPC bpi refuse for its flexibility, integrity, and the fact that it is a UK manufacturer. In addition to manufacturing over 30 million refuse sacks each week, RPC bpi refuse is Europe’s largest recycler of waste polythene film. It recycles over 70,000 tonnes of film each year and has also achieved zero waste to landfill certification at three of its four UK manufacturing sites. The company’s ethos ‘transformation through innovation’ is reflected throughout every process.
Mekitarian explained: “Innovation sits at the heart of our vision. Our products need to be tough and resilient, while our processes reflect our commitment to the most rigorous environmental standards. We continually invest in new machinery and technology to offer innovative products that help our customers save money and reduce their carbon footprint. Our products have become the benchmarks that the rest of the industry follows.”