One of our valued customers at Pink Bins is the precast division of Wilson Group in East Tamaki, Auckland. In this post, we thought we’d tell you a bit about the relationship.
An industry leader
With more than 30 years’ experience in the commercial, residential and civil infrastructure sectors, Wilson Group is one of New Zealand’s largest suppliers of precast concrete in New Zealand. They’ve made quite an impact with some of their projects including:
- four overbridge ramps for the Western Ring Route – Super Tee Ramps
- Westgate Lifestyle development
- Kirkbride Noise Walls
- Westfield Newmarket
- Northern Ventilation Stack for the Waterview Connection
You don’t become an industry leader without making the best use of resources. And, for Wilson Group, like any business in Auckland, a premium resource is space.
To manage their waste efficiently, Wilson Group holds on-site a mix of 9 m³ general waste (plastic, cardboard, and timber, etc.) and 3.5 m³ hardfill skips (concrete clean up from their precast slabs) continually pushing to recycle as much waste as possible. For operations to run smoothly, they need to keep two general and two hardfill skips empty at any one time.
“Depending on the volume of work we hire between 30 and 40 bins a month,” says Operations Manager Lance Pelham. “We can’t hold too many on-site because space is limited and depending on the type of products being produced or works being undertaken, we can fill bins very quickly. Once full, we like to need to get them turned around within 24 hours to avoid slowing our operation down due to double or triple handling. Pink Bins is highly responsive to our needs. Before they came on board about three years ago, we were having issues managing areas of our waste and recycling. With innovative ideas and the collaborative approach for improvement, it’s has been a seamless transition, Craig and the team are great to work with”.
A family affair
“Being a family-based operation,” says Lance, “Pink Bins has their ear to the ground and have a genuine interest in their customers. I appreciate being able to just pick up the phone or meet someone in person to discuss any issues.”
Yes, we are a family-owned and operated business. Andy and Sue Stuart started Pink Bins with just one truck and ten bins in 1998. Today, 21 years later, and with more than 11 trucks and 500 bins, Andy and Sue’s son Craig is now ‘behind the wheel’ ensuring that we continue to deliver the professional and attentive service our customers expect.