Axion develops and operates innovative processing solutions for recycling waste materials. The company was formed in response to increased demand from a wide range of clients within the recycling and process industries for practical development of new processing and collection methods.
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- Business Type:
- Consulting firm
- Industry Type:
- Material Recycling
- Market Focus:
- Nationally (across the country)
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Axion Consulting develops and operates innovative processing solutions for recycling waste materials. The company was formed in response to increased demand from a wide range of clients within the recycling and process industries for practical development of new processing and collection methods.
Based in Bramhall, the 30+ strong consultancy team comprises highly-qualified and experienced Chemical Engineers and Project Managers who work with clients to develop novel processes and innovative collection methods for a variety of industrial and commercial markets.
Axion Consulting’s strengths lie in process and project development work for all types of processes, including complex advanced chemical processes and project management of practical assignments in the waste sector. Our clients like our ability to translate research results into commercially viable projects and our ability to manage complex practical trials on time and on budget.
The Company works with a wide range of clients from Government agencies such as WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) and DEFRA, to Local Authorities and companies in diverse commercial sectors such as Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) plastics recycling, vehicle recycling, bio-fuel and scientific research.
Axion is a division of Axion Recycling Limited. The company was formed to develop and operate innovative processing solutions to recover value from waste resources.
Axion Recycling was formed by Directors Keith Freegard and Roger Morton in 2002 to find innovative ways of recovering resources from waste. As the company expanded it eventually split into two divisions: Axion Consulting and Axion Polymers.
The Axion Consulting division was created in response to increased demand from a wide range of clients within the recycling and process industries for practical development of new processing and collection methods.
In partnership with S Norton & Co Ltd, the Axion Polymers division was formed to process waste materials. Axion Polymers has two state-of-the-art processing plants located in Salford and Manchester and processes rigid waste plastics and ELV shredder residue.
Axion Consulting supplies the expertise, knowledge and necessary skills to implement projects in the process industries, which are both environmentally sound and economically viable.
Drawing on extensive experience, Axion is a reputable company that offers a practical, efficient and friendly service. We take an open and honest approach, working collaboratively with our clients to find flexible, innovative and novel ways to solve challenges within the resource recovery sector.
The company works with a wide range of clients in diverse commercial sectors such as Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) plastics recycling, vehicle recycling, bio-fuel and scientific research.
Examples of our clients and projects include:
WRAP - carried out two trials with a major textile recycler to assess the values of textiles collected from different feedstock sources and to establish the feasibility of washing and drying waste textiles, recovering them for re-use.
WRAP – delivered extensive amount of work for WRAP including series of demonstration trials of a range of separation techniques for WEEE plastic mixtures and demonstration trials to develop a commercial recycling process for flat panel display televisions.
Carpet Recycling UK and Envirolink Northwest – practical trials of recycling of post consumer polypropylene carpet.
Defra – major research project to develop and test bulk separation methods for WEEE polymers.
WRAP and private clients – development of advanced processing techniques to produce food grade polymer from post consumer high density polyethylene and polypropylene.
Coca Cola Great Britain - design and implementation of an award winning major promotional campaign, ʻTalent from Trashʼ, aiming to encourage increased recycling activity through promotional activities with Football League club supporters and their families.
Recovinyl - management of the PVC industry’s UK recycling project – market-based mechanism working with existing recyclers to encourage recovery of post-use PVC waste.
Recofloor - testing and now ongoing management and further development of a UK- wide collection and recycling scheme for post installation and end of life vinyl flooring with 300 collection points on behalf of leading UK flooring manufacturers Altro and Polyflor.
Greenergy International Ltd - market and technology assessments followed by business plan development for biodiesel manufacture from waste and virgin vegetable oils. This led to the construction of a 200,000 te/yr biodiesel plant at Immingham. Axion also carried out the business planning and investment due diligence for Greenergyʼs acquisition of the Mayflower Fuels terminal in Plymouth and for Greenergyʼs investment in Scarab Energy, a major joint venture to develop distributed waste to liquid fuels capacity in the UK.
North East of England Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC) - development of a business plan for a large scale oilseed crushing plant in the North East of England.
Axion develops innovative processing solutions for managing waste materials, supporting the implementation of sustainable business solutions at both strategic and operational levels. We are committed to delivering quality services, which meet the needs of our clients and recognise our responsibilities to protect and care for the environment.
We are committed to the continual improvement of our own environmental performance through developing, implementing and monitoring an appropriate Environmental Management System (EMS). Our system includes environmental performance evaluation so that we can quantify our environmental improvements.
We will take all reasonable and practicable measures to adopt environmental best practice. In particular, we will:
- Comply with relevant environmental legislation and codes of practice as a minimum;
- Identify opportunities to prevent pollution and progressively make all attempts to reduce our consumption of raw materials, water and energy;
- Promote waste reduction, re-use and recycling;
- Identify opportunities to reduce impacts associated with travel, through minimising the requirement for travel, encouraging improved travel planning and promoting sustainable transport options;
- Work towards excellence in environmental management in partnership with our clients and suppliers;
- Measure our performance and set targets towards continual improvement via our EMS;
- Communicate this Environmental Policy and relevant environmental initiatives to our staff, clients and other stakeholders, encouraging them to participate; and
- Support the development of our staff by communicating the benefits of environmental protection and communicating techniques and requirements for environmental management.
- This Environmental Policy will be reviewed annually to ensure its continuing suitability and effectiveness, and to ensure that it remains appropriate to the nature and scale of our activities and resulting environmental impacts.
Axion works with a wide range of clients within the recycling and process industries to develop new methods for recovering and recycling waste materials.
The consultancy team works with clients to develop novel processes and trial innovative collection methods for a variety of industrial and commercial markets.
The team comprises experienced chemical engineers, polymer specialists, field consultants, recycling project managers, project administrators, researchers, analysts and marketing and communication specialists.
Our clients like our ability to translate research results into commercially viable projects and our expertise in managing complex practical trials on time and on budget.
Our experience, skills and expertise is drawn from four key areas: