Access specialists Hadley Scaffolding have diversified after launching a commercial waste management venture.
Established in 1997, Hadley operates from its headquarters in Rochester and has depots in Avonmouth, Hastings and Salford. The firm has always played a particularly prominent role within the rail and road infrastructure sectors.
It’s recent rebranding as Hadley Group follows the decision to diversify into the commercial waste management sector.
Hadley’s Managing Director Carl Byford explained: “It’s just a sideline at this stage, and we’ve only assigned the single tipper-grab to the new venture so far. But we’re aiming to target a lot of the big builders to which we already supply scaffolding services, and are confident it represents a genuine opportunity to grow the business.”
The new venture comes after the firm commissioned its first tipper-grab, a 32-tonne Mercedes-Benz Arocs built for the manufacturer’s Work Ready programme.
Although the Kent-based operator runs a number of other Mercedes-Benz trucks, the latest are its first new-generation models. Innovative technology includes the camera-based MirrorCam system, which replaces conventional mirrors and represents a major safety breakthrough.
“We’ve put two experienced drivers on these new trucks and they’ve adapted to MirrorCam very quickly,” said Mr Byford. “Both have told me they prefer the cameras to mirrors, because they can see so much more.”