Veolia Environmental Services celebrates 20 Years in Australia

In 2011, Veolia Environmental Services, the Environmental Services Leader in all facets of Waste Management and Resource Recovery, celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Online PR News – 01-September-2011 – Sydney, Australia – Veolia Environmental Services has enjoyed a long and varied history within Australia, starting in 1969 as a 50/50 joint venture between M Collins & Sons and Yellow Express who formed the company Collex Pty Ltd. Collex humbly started operations with 5 Frontlift Mobile Compactors and 3 Linehaul Transfer Trailers.

In 1991 the French Group Veolia Environnement through its subsidiary, Compagnie Generale d’Entreprises Automobiles (CGEA) purchased the waste management activities of Simsmetal Limited and Mayne Nickless Limited amalgamating them as Collex Waste Management Pty Ltd.

This amalgamation placed Collex among the largest waste management companies in Australia with a revenue of $54M and employing more than 500 people.

In 2006, the Collex brand became defunct, ushering in the global brand of Veolia Environmental Services; marking a new age in the Company’s history.

From 1991 to 2011, Veolia has evolved significantly.

Veolia now employs an impressive team of more than 3000 people across 80 locations and in 2010 revenue reached $875M. A dynamic provider of waste management, resource recovery and industrial services for more than 60,000 customers across Australia, Veolia Environmental Services is a leading example of the provision of sustainable and innovative business solutions.

Commenting on the announcement of Veolia’s 20th anniversary, Doug Dean, MD, Veolia Environmental Services Australian noted;

"It goes without saying that behind Veolia’s success are the associations and partnerships we have developed with our customers and the community over the last two decades. We have also been ably supported by a dynamic and talented team of employees.

"Due to investment in best-practice resource recovery and waste treatment technologies, adherence to the highest standards of safety and partnering with some of Australia’s most prolific industrial and commercial entities, Veolia is now a leading example of environmental sustainability and technical innovation.

"The 20th anniversary of Veolia Environmental Services within Australia is the time to celebrate our past, acknowledge current initiatives and plan ahead for future success and innovative leadership."

About Veolia: Veolia Environmental Services is Australia's environmental services leader in all facets of waste disposal, e-waste recycling and resource recovery, as well as industrial services such as Industrial Cleaning and Facilities Management. Veolia has over 30 years industry experience in implementing effective, innovative and sustainable Waste Management and Industrial Services solutions.

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