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CDEnviro offers total cost model for waste processing

Published:  22 November, 2016

Waste processing equipment manufacturer CDEnviro is offering customers a different approach to investing in their equipment.

The company designs and manufactures high-frequency wet-processing equipment for a wide range of materials that are typically hard to process. It says its total expenditure (TotEx) approach will allow the industry to take a longer-term view of the infrastructure they need for waste treatment.

Adrian Convery, business development manager at CDEnviro, said: ‘For years, low capital expenditure (CapEx) and high operating expenditure (OpEx) have been accepted, but this approach is short sighted and often more expensive than budgeted for.

‘With a  TotEx approach, decisions are based on the full economic consequences. The industry needs to invest in new technologies that are much more efficient and specifically designed to reduce OpEx and downtime.

TotEx means:

  • No upfront capital cost requirement for technology for a Tier 1 contractor or utility provider.
  • Known and fixed operating costs covered for the duration of the Asset Management Plan (AMP) cycle, or beyond, enabling a long-term view of budgets.
  • Complete maintenance coverage, including servicing and spare parts covered within the contract.

All this is covered by a simple monthly charge for the provision of a complete primary treatment service, so the purchaser knows exactly where they stand.

‘It’s not always easy to prove, at the point of order, that our offering is the lowest cost option over the life of the technology,’ said Adrian Convery.

‘So we’ve introduced an innovative business model which gives purchasers the confidence to choose a TotEx solution rather than risking high OpEx costs further down the line.’

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