GSE Group sells tipper arm to TW Services

Posted on 18th June 2012 By Steve Clark

Kent-based construction firm GSE Group has sold off its tipper haulage arm to waste management operator TW Services, but it will continue to host the business from its Ashford premises.

GSE director Colin Wright says the sale of GSE Haulage enables it to focus on development of its Waterbrook Park site, in order to build office, warehousing and industrial buildings.

“Our staff have transferred over to TW Services,” he confirms. “They are actually operating the vehicles and workshop from our premises. We have gone into it as a joint venture because TW Services are going to be tipping into Waterbrook.”

Wright says the sale includes the name and eight lorries: “At one time we had 25 tipper lorries; with the recession taking a hold, particularly in the construction business, we thought this was too good an opportunity not to miss. TWS have a vast amount of experience with haulage and landfill.”

All eight drivers have transferred over to the new company under TUPE arrangements. Wright adds: “Their site is down in Sandwich, so it makes sense for them run from here.

“As far as the drivers are concerned, the only thing that’s different is clothing, the logo and where the pay packet is coming from.”

TW Services, which currently has a licence authorising 62 vehicles and 13 trailers out of two depots, did not respond.