November 9, 2011


Leading recycling and resource management company, SITA UK,
has today become the first company in Europe to order Canadian designer and manufacturer Shred-Tech’s revolutionary dual mode mobile document shredding vehicles.

Launched at the NAID-Europe/PRISM Conference in London, the Shred-Tech MDX-1GT vehicle, distributed in the UK by Global Recycling Solutions Ltd, will enable SITA UK to provide mobile data destruction services in an ultra-high security mode, producing small particles that meet the standards of German Institute for Standardisation level DIN 3.

The new vehicles will also allow SITA UK to shred up to 1,150kg per hour in high security mode and up to 2,950 kg per hour in standard mode. This is 1.5 times faster than any other mobile shredder currently available in the UK. The security of customer’s data will further improve thanks to Shred-Tech’s revolutionary secure bin opening system which does not require the bin to be manually opened before being tipped.

Jerome Mingaz, Head of Secure Shredding Services at SITA UK, said: “We understand that for our customers, security is the most important element of our service and we are delighted to be European pioneers of this innovative solution. The new fleet of MDX-1GT vehicles will enhance our secure shredding offer and the dual mode shredding service will enable our customers to choose an adequate level of security depending on their business needs.”

Peter Banks, Managing Director of Shred-Tech UK, said: “We are delighted to accept the first order in Europe for the revolutionary and innovative shredding truck, the MDX-1, from SITA UK.

“There really is no other on-site shredding vehicle on the market to rival the MDX-1. Shred-Tech UK looks forward to a long and fruitful partnership with SITA UK.”

As well as being a member of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA),
SITA UK is one of the country’s largest recycling companies. Operating from more than 300 sites across the UK, it recycles around 300,000 tonnes of paper each year.

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*SITA UK *SITA UK, a subsidiary of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT, is a recycling and resource management company, generating environmental value, social value and economic value from our nation’s waste. The company delivers environmentally responsible and increasingly innovative solutions for the public, local government, industry and commerce, enabling our customers to reduce their impact on the environment. SITA UK serves over 12 million people and handles more than 9 million tonnes of domestic, commercial and industrial waste through a network of recycling, composting, energy-from-waste and landfill facilities. SITA UK employs over 6,000 staff and has an annual turnover in excess of £700 million.

SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENTNatural resources are not infinite. Each day, SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT (Paris: SEV, Brussels: SEVB) and its subsidiaries deal with the challenge to protect resources on a daily basis by providing innovative solutions to industries and to millions of people. SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT supplies drinking water to 91 million people, provides wastewater treatment services for 61 million people and collects the waste produced by more than 50 million people. SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT has 79,554 employees and, with its presence on five continents, is the world’s leader exclusively dedicated to environmental services. SUEZENVIRONNEMENT, a 35.4% GDF SUEZ affiliate, reported sales turnover of 13.9 billion euros at the end of financial year 2010.

For further information contact:

Nicola Dowlen +44 (0)1628 513217 or +44 (0)7976 427210
Anthony Durston +44 (0)1628 513244 or +44 (0)7730 816907

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