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New venture chooses Volvo products

Quality Recycling Solutions (QRS), a recently new venture formed from parent company Stanmore Quality Surfacing has purchased a twenty one tonne EC210CL from Volvo Construction Equipment as it develops its new recycling hub at Scratchwood quarry, London NW7.

The new EC210C excavator was selected after extensive trials involving several competitive models and on third party recommendations. "We wanted to choose from suppliers who share the same values as we do when it comes to offering a quality product with a quality service," said Managing Director Maurice O'Connor. "So opting for the package on offer from Volvo and our own findings from the evaluations wasn't a difficult choice to make," he continued.

Operating from its relatively new base at Scratchwood Quarry with immediate access to the M1 motorway, QRS was formed out of parent company Stanmore Quality Surfacing to specifically receive used material; recycle it; and store it for future projects. The material is then processed with the new EC210C feeding a recently commissioned, high capacity mobile screen. The twenty one tonne model from Volvo is powered by a Volvo Tier III low-emission six litre engine developing 150 hp at 1800rpm and a maximum torque of 735Nm at just 1350rpm. This contributes to an excellent performance as it is well matched to the machine's hydraulics providing high efficiency, rapid cycles and low fuel consumption. An advanced mode control system ensures the maximum possible hydraulic horsepower available is delivered at a constant engine speed under varying load conditions. Operators have complete control of the machine's functions thanks to this advanced Volvo technology.

Quality Recycling Solutions is the recycling arm of SQS (Stanmore Quality Surfacing). SQS has its operational headquarters conveniently located near Staples Corner, in North West London. This enables the Company to provide rapid response teams for high quality road re-instatements and a highways maintenance service covering the entire inner perimeter of the M25 and much of the outer perimeter M25 counties such as Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Essex. SQS is committed in becoming a "One-Stop Shop" in the provision of quality work for their customers whilst maintaining a high commitment to material sustainability and environmental excellence. Recently, two Volvo FM12 grab lorries were also added to the one hundred strong fleet of road going tippers.

Volvo Construction Equipment Ltd market wheeled loaders, articulated haulers, hydraulic excavators, graders, Volvo Compact Equipment and Volvo road machinery products. Nine strategically placed customer support centres and a network of compact equipment dealers ensure high quality customer support throughout Great Britain.