Powerday strengthens London presence with IOD Skip Hire acquisition

Leading family-owned recycling and waste management company Powerday Plc has today announced the acquisition of IOD Skip Hire Limited (IOD), a move that will further strengthen its London presence.

Located in Canning Town, East London, the IOD site will become Powerday’s sixth facility in the Capital, joining its two Materials Recycling Facilities in Willesden and Enfield, and transfer stations in Brixton, Heathrow and Wimbledon.  With a capacity to process over 3.5 million tonnes of waste, these strategically located sites give the company an unrivalled presence in London, further increasing its client service capabilities across London and the home counties.

Established over 26 years ago, IOD has grown to become one of the best known waste management businesses in East London. As part of the deal, Powerday will inherit IOD’s skip hire and affiliated businesses comprising metal and commercial site clearance, together with its Canning Town facility which is licenced to operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

This is Powerday’s third acquisition in 12 months having acquired sites in Wimbledon and Heathrow in May and June respectively. Expanding both its operations and services during the Covid-19 outbreak, as well as launching a wide reaching sustainability manifesto, Powerday has sought to strengthen its market leading position and become a one stop shop for all it’s client requirements across the whole of London and into the home counties.

Liam Kearney, Joint Managing Director, Powerday commented: “IOD has built a excellent business over the past two and a half  decades and has been delivering a professional and cost-effective service to a strong client base across the East of London. For Powerday, this is a strategic acquisition which further extends our reach and enables us to provide an even more efficient waste management and recycling service to even more businesses in the Capital and beyond.  We now have the capability to provide a local, cost effective waste collection service to all of London, reducing waste miles and minimising transport emissions, as well as providing additional convenient tipping for other waste carriers.   We look forward to working with the IOD team and their clients (many of whom are already existing Powerday clients) and to continuing to help as many businesses as possible to manage their resources sustainably.”

Initially, Powerday will retain the widely-recognised IOD branding at the Canning Town site and on IOD’s vehicles and containers.

Edward Crossan, CEO, Powerday commented: “I would like to personally thank the senior management team for all of their efforts on finalising this acquisition, with a special mention to our Joint Managing Directors, Liam Kearney and Jim Craig.  This will further enhance our position as London’s leading waste management company, and reiterates our desire to providing our customers a complete, single waste managememt solution across London.”