A Liverpool city region designer and manufacturer of incinerators secures £2m contract with humanitarian organisation in war-torn Sudan. Tony McDonough reports
Incinerator designer and manufacturer Inciner8 has won a £2m contract in Sudan.
Southport-based Inciner8 secured the deal with a humanitarian organisation in the war-torn country to supply two incinerators. They will be shipped out to Africa in the next two months after being manufactured in Southport.
Inciner8 is one of the most respected names in global waste management. It is engaged in the design, manufacture, sale and installation of incinerators, targeted at three key markets: medical, animal and general waste.
This latest order for two of its i8-1000 models is the third largest in the history of the business, which was founded in 2003, employs 45 people and generates £9m a year in sales. 98% of its incinerators are made for export to multiple countries around the world.
Ghazi Sadledein, Inciner8’s head of sales, said: “War broke out in Sudan when the order was close to being finalised.
“But the people on the ground really needed the equipment because it makes a real difference to people’s lives to make sure waste is disposed of correctly and safely.”
Inciner8 supported its broker customer, a humanitarian organisation supplying aid agencies and NGOs, in finding new locations for the incinerators to be located 600 miles away from the conflict areas.
It meant the equipment could be provided to the new locations to benefit people displaced by the war who need it most, preventing the risk of infection from waste being left to pile up.
Ghazi, who led the deal, said the conclusion was reached following months of hard work on both sides.
Inciner8 makes products of all sizes for a variety of environments that incorporate pioneering clean air technology to ensure customers meet their environmental goals, at the same time as meeting their requirements.
But the business goes much further than manufacturing. Out can deliver products that provide an emergency response in times of crisis to reduce risk, prevent the spread of disease and minimise environmental impact.
““The easy option would have been to wait for the situation to calm down.” Added Ghazi. “But the customer made it happen, which speaks volumes in terms of how essential this product is.
“This is the exciting thing about our business. When there’s a war, pandemic or natural disaster, we provide a solution to an ever-growing problem because the amount of waste around the world keeps increasing.
“From a personal point of view, I’m sitting in an office in Southport, working for a manufacturer with global reach, supplying a product that uses the most advanced technology to Sudan, where there’s a war going on and making a real difference.”
Inconer8 will also now provide training to those on the ground to ensure a smooth introduction to using the i8-1000.