UKCM has been acquired by Impact Environmental Group (IEG) in a move that sees the Cheshire-based business become the third major UK waste products and services business to join IEG alongside Taylor and DuraFlex.
UKCM was launched in 1998 by Emma and Julian Elston, both of whom have led the business for 25 years, grown it into a national brand and overseen the servicing and refurbishment of almost two million containers.
IEG’s decision to acquire UKCM supports its growth plans, which centres on building a comprehensive waste solutions business in the UK through ‘best of British’ brands focussed on sustainability. The acquisition, will see all employees remain in place and production continue from its Winsford plant.
Emma and Julian will transition leadership and their current roles as CEO and Managing Director to the current senior management team supported by IEG’s EMEA President, Brendan Murphy.
On UKCM’s new chapter under IEG, Emma comments, “We truly feel we have found the right buyer with IEG, given their vision for growth and ability to draw on its wider brand portfolio to add value to UKCM’s products and customer base.”
Brendan Murphy adds: “There’s no doubt that UKCM is a much-loved brand which has become an integral part of the UK’s waste industry landscape. Our job now is to continue to build on the success, harness the opportunities that being part of large multinational affords and ensure that UKCM’s customers benefit from the value that IEG can add. UKCM is a brand that its team should be incredibly proud of.”