Riverside marks ‘coming of age’ with biggest year for technology to date

Riverside marks ‘coming of age’ with biggest year for technology to date

Waste baler specialist Riverside Waste Machinery has marked its ‘coming of age’ with the launch of more technology in 2018, than any other year. And the growth doesn’t look set to end there.

Established in 1997, Riverside thought its 20th birthday celebrations would mark the biggest milestone for the company, this decade. But 2018 – the company’s 21st year in business – has proven to be even more successful.

The team has introduced five new machines into the range over the last 12 months, including the RWM100 mid-range baler, the RWM300 and RWM500 low height balers for sites with restricted ceiling space, the RWM glass crusher and the 240litre bin press. These additions came hot on the heels of Riverside welcoming two horizontal balers into their fleet, in 2017.

2018 has also seen the launch of the online shop for baling consumables and accessories – an area of the company that has similarly seen product expansion as the year has unfolded, as well as turnover growth of 10%.

But this success means managing director Jonathan Oldfield has his sights firmly set on an even bolder 2019.

“We’ve invested heavily in the company this year, as our more comprehensive suite of solutions shows,” he said. “But technology hasn’t been our only focus. We’ve invested in the team too, supporting Barry Scanlon to become a company director for example, and we’ve relocated to larger premises with a well-stocked warehouse, baler refurbishment department and test centre for organisations that would like to try ‘before they buy’.

“It’s been a year of change, and thankfully the hard work has paid off. But that doesn’t mean we’re about to put our feet up over the next 12 months. In the next couple of weeks alone, expect to see more new products in our range, including a selection of tipper skips for instance. And I anticipate our baler hire service will grow by 40-50% as clients seek more flexible ways to invest in their waste machinery.”