Roller shutters the sustainable solution for leading waste management company


One of the UK's leading recycling and waste management companies, Viridor, recently approached ASSA ABLOY Entrance System UK for the replacement of roller shutters at their Beddington ERF site.

At this state-of-the-art Energy Recovery Facility (ERF), 275,000 tonnes of non-hazardous residual waste is processed annually which is the equivalent of powering 57,408 homes.

The existing roller shutters were underperforming and Viridor required a solution that could cope with high duty operation, as well as contribute to the overall carbon footprint of the building.

ASSA ABLOY dismantled the existing shutters of the Heavy Store, Mechanical and Electrical Workshops, Boiler House, Ash Bunker and Turbine Hall with the installation of 7no Enhanced Insulated Roller Shutters. The enhanced shutters were all supplied with upgraded Safedrive motors to cope with the required number of operations. Another key feature of the Enhanced Insulated Roller Shutter is that it boasts a u-value of 3.3 W/m2K through the full assembled curtain.

In the Dry Recycling Building, ASSA ABLOY installed 3no Direct Drive Roller Shutters in conjunction with steel protection goal post frames to protect the shutters from vehicle impact damage.

As result of this excellent installation, the company has secured a place on Viridor’s national supply chain framework.