Pakawaste Municipal Hire (PMH), the sister company of industry market leader Pakawaste – Waste Handling Systems, was voted the Municipal Vehicle Rental Company of the Year 2013. The award which is organised by the Plant and Waste Recycling Show (PAWRS) recognises excellence within the waste and recycling industry and aims to promote industry innovation, best practice and outstanding service levels.
The prestigious award was presented to PMH at the annual Plant and Waste Recycling Awards ceremony dinner on Wednesday 12 June 2013 at the Riviera Centre, Torquay.
The awards are divided into three categories – Public Sector Awards (including categories of Local Authority of the Year and Waste Fleet of the Year), Private Sector Awards (including Municipal Vehicle Rental Company of the Year and Health & Safety Innovation Award) and Industry Awards (including Waste Management Product of the Year and the Industry Innovation Award).
The Municipal Vehicle Rental Company of the Year 2013 award winner is selected from business organisations that have hired vehicles to a municipal organisation with both speed and efficiency. The judges deemed that “Pakawaste deserved the award for its investment in their fleet of spot hire vehicles, including the use of refurbished vehicles, which is promising for the future of the UK’s circular economy.”
Speaking after the event, David Hamer, Pakawaste group Managing Director said “We are all very honoured to receive this industry recognised award. PMH has only been trading for two years and has fierce and well established competition within the industry, so it is very pleasing to achieve such superb sales figures in a difficult economic climate. We are very proud of our fleet, which is composed of top quality, fully refurbished vehicles and it’s great that this and PMH’s outstanding sales and service levels have been recognised by the PAWRA judges.”
Customer service within PMH is of paramount importance – a dedicated team ensures that when issues do arise that the problem is ‘owned’ by that team member and dealt with from initial call to conclusion.
Mr. Hamer commented that, “When you combine our specialist knowledge with top quality, totally re-furbished vehicles and a dedicated and motivated customer focused team it is easy to see how PMH has quickly built up an excellent reputation within the market place. Offering local authorities premium vehicles at realistic prices and picking up a premium award along the way, we couldn’t be happier.”
PMH specialises in self drive vehicle hire, which includes a range of refuse collection vehicles (RCV), skip loaders, tippers, box vans, trailer gritters and electric utility vehicles, offering interim to long term hire and packages tailored to suit customers’ specific needs.