Durham County Go Dutch to Reduce Emissions with Terberg Eco-Pump

Durham County Council have shown a solid commitment to the environment by specifying Terberg's unique eco-Pump bin lift power source solution that will serve to reduce their binlift fuel consumption by over 40% per annum. The eco-Pump, paired with a Terberg OmniDEL Xtra bin lift, will be fitted to each new RCV in a seventeen strong fleet.

Durham have specified the innovative eco-Pump technology to provide the power to Terberg's successful and safe OmniDEL Xtra low level automatic bin lift. The OmniDEL Xtra's flexibility meant that it was the ideal choice for Durham and suited their wide range of operational requirements throughout the county. OmniDEL Xtra comes as standard with several safety benefits including a unique geometry to eliminate bin 'kick out', folding safety arms, optional underwalk protection, bin presence and security sensors and a controlled 'gravity down' bin return cycle that significantly reduces the likelihood of injury.

Terberg eco-Pump, unlike conventional hydraulic power supply systems, has a built-in intelligence to deliver only as much hydraulic power as is needed to lift the load presented to the bin lift ensuring that energy is not wasted and therefore fuel is not wasted.

The hydraulic power delivered to the bin lift by eco-Pump is based on the actual weight of the bin and its contents, not by the physical size or type of bin.

With eco-Pump the load on the RCV engine is minimal and does not require increased revs for bin lift operation, all of which adds up to significant reduction in noise pollution, great news for householders who like a lie in!

Norman Ramsey, Fleet Operations Manager for Durham County Council commented, "Our choice to select the Terberg eco-Pump and the OmniDEL was the result of a lengthy evaluation process. Our eventual decision was made based on the whole life costs and reduced environmental impact offered by the Terberg solution. Before the formation of Durham County Council, the majority of our district councils used Terberg binlifts, we therefore already appreciated the benefits offered with Terberg such as their comprehensive training programme and after-sales support. We also recognised the robust build and efficient operation offered by the OmniDEL binlift, which by adding eco-Pump to the mix makes for an effective, efficient, quieter and reduced emission collection fleet. That is a benefit not just for us but for householders and the environment".

With Durham County Council firmly focused on reducing its CO2 emissions as much as possible, specifying eco-Pump and the OmniDEL Xtra has allowed the council to outline tangible objectives for their CO2 emission reductions in their submission for the National Indicator 185 (NI185).

In conjunction with an OmniDEL bin lift, the eco-Pump offers a reduction in the fuel consumed by the bin lift alone of 42%, equating to saving of around 3.5 litres of diesel burnt per RCV vehicle per day. Over the course of a year this means that the fleet of seventeen RCV's for Durham County Council will reduce their carbon emissions by a fantastic 37,400 kgs per year by specifying the Terberg eco-Pump.

Area Sales Manager for Terberg, Dave Shaw had this to say, "Needless to say, we are delighted at the news, the popularity of the eco-Pump seems to be growing across the UK and Europe and is testament to the increased commitment by many to reduce the impact of the modern world on our planet.

We see Durham's commitment to us as a supplier as a significant foundation to the building of a county level relationship based on our approach that served the Durham District Councils so well prior to the formation of Durham County Council in April 2009 and now continues."

Eco-pump is available fitted from new as part of a bin lift system or as a retro-upgrade to the complete range of bin lifts supplied by Terberg Matec UK Ltd.

Further information on the Terberg eco-Pump is available at www.terbergmatec.com

More than 140 years of Terberg

Terberg's origins go back in time for more than a century from humble beginnings in 1869 in the Netherlands, to growing over the last century into a multi-national group with a large number of subsidiaries in various business sectors.

Established in 1989 by Godfried Terberg, Terberg Matec UK Ltd, a member of the Netherlands based Terberg group, is well known within the refuse collection industry, originally set up as an organisation to manage the distribution of Terberg bin lifting systems in the UK. Sales of Terberg bin lift systems have grown year on year since 1989, subsequently Terberg has also established itself as a supplier of multi-compartment specialist recycling vehicles, weighing and identification solutions as well as fleet management and data analysis software tailored to the municipal markets.

The specialist recycling vehicles product line was added following the acquisition in 2000 of Will Engineer, a leading specialist body-builder and recycling vehicle manufacturer. Terberg now has over 180 employees shared between its head office in Warrington and it's purpose-built manufacturing facility in Worksop, Nottinghamshire. More than 50 of this head count are involved directly in providing Terberg's after sales service.

As the sales of bin lifts and specialist recycling vehicles have increased, Terberg Matec UK Ltd., has continually invested to ensure that the Company's after sales organisation remains capable of supporting the increasing 'population' of Terberg products in the UK.

Terberg Matec UK is now firmly established as one of the UK's leading names in the waste handling and recycling equipment markets.

Terberg are justifiably proud of our reputation for having one of the best teams in the business.

Terberg has built and continues to build its organisation on the principle of providing customers with what they want most; consistency of personnel, industry-wide experience, in-depth knowledge and reliability.

Add to this, a range of services that more than ably demonstrate its commitment to service, and you can see why more and more local authorities and commercial waste companies put their trust in Terberg.

As a matter of philosophy Terberg Matec UK Ltd is dedicated to producing quality products and services, which continue to satisfy the needs and requirements of our customers in all respects of Quality, Cost, Performance, Safety and Reliability.

There is total commitment to effective quality management at every level within the Company, by the operation of a quality system, maintained by internal audits, an annual management review and external audits by recognised bodies.

Contact details:

Terberg Matec UK Ltd,

Leacroft Road,



Cheshire, WA3 6PJ,

United Kingdom

Tel: 01925 283 915

Fax: 01925 283910

email: sales@terberg.co.uk

web: www.terbergmatec.com

Editorial enquires to: Sheldon Hall on 01909 484000 or by email to shall@terberg.co.uk

Sales Enquiries to: Linda Riley on numbers above

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