Andy Pass - Operations Director, Fortress Recycling and Resource Management.

Andy Pass – Operations Director, Fortress Recycling and Resource Management.

Fortress Recycling and Resource Management is expanding its business in the West Midlands. The company has opened a new vehicle service depot at Aldridge, which has been equipped with a Merridale stand-alone fuelling point supplied by MIS Fuel Monitoring of Wolverhampton.

“All Fortress vehicles are fitted with satellite tracking, enabling our staff to pinpoint vehicle locations and plot routes and thereby optimise fuel usage,” explains operations director, Andy Pass.

The system more or less looks after itself, I can call up a simple dashboard display which shows the fuel stock levels for both depots. Both our depots are using around 12,000 litres of diesel a day to operate our services. The system will warn me in good time as we need to re-order fuel supplies.

“We are committed to using the best equipment available to ensure that our operations are carried out efficiently and with minimal impact on the environment. Fuel management is an important part of this process and the Merridale system has been used for many years, since we started operations from the Warwick depot.”

“Our new depot in Aldridge has provided the opportunity to switch over to the Merridale FuelWorks web based reporting service. This enables us to manage fuel usage across the entire fleet from any location that has access to an Internet connection.

“The system more or less looks after itself,” says Andy. “I can call up a simple dashboard display which shows the fuel stock levels for both depots. Both our depots are using around 12,000 litres of diesel a day to operate our services. The system will warn me in good time as we need to re-order fuel supplies.”

Andy continues. “All our clients are provided covered containers which are usually emptied on a weekly basis. We are collecting cardboard, plastics and paper mostly which is then taken to regional recycling centres. The Warwick depot also operates a tanker service for septic waste.”

“Fortress Recycling takes global warming seriously. The company’s carbon footprint has been assessed independently under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) under which its environmental offsets must be real, measurable and independently verified.

“As well as providing accurate information for costing new accounts, the Merridale reports play an important part of the VCS verification, by providing a detailed analysis of the fuel usage for every vehicle in the fleet.”