Urbaser Ltd, a Cheltenham-based environmental services company and UK subsidiary of the Urbaser Group, has completed the acquisition of Biowise Ltd, a leading resource management service provider in the North of England.
Urbaser Ltd provides urban, waste treatment and recovery services to residents across the UK, focusing its operations on conserving resources, reducing carbon emissions and achieving a circular economy. The acquisition supports Urbaser Ltd’s growth strategy to expand its portfolio of waste treatment solutions and commercial services within the region.
Founded by the Landau family, Hull-based Biowise is a leading recycling and waste management company with over 50 years’ experience in the sector. Serving Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire and Cheshire, Biowise operates three organic waste treatment facilities, (including two state-of-the-art in-vessel composting facilities) and provides a comprehensive waste management service to local authorities and commercial customers, which together generated over £13 million during 2021 through the management of over 260,000 tonnes of waste.
Javier Peiro, Managing Director of Urbaser Ltd, commenting on the deal, said, “We are delighted to announce the integration of Biowise into the Urbaser Group as another important step on the path to growth and example of our continued ambition to broaden the range of services we offer to our local authorities and commercial customers across the country. We are committed to ensuring that Biowise continues to deliver the exemplary level of service established by the Biowise team over its many years of operation. The collection and treatment of organic waste is a key element of the UK’s overall waste management strategy. Through the provision of organic waste treatment and total waste management services, Urbaser Ltd is pleased to be able to offer additional support to maximize recycling in the UK.”
The Urbaser Group plays a key role in advancing the circular economy, acting as a strategic partner to cities and industries around the world, providing efficient and innovative environmental management solutions that it implements through its business areas.