AS MOST OF YOU ARE AWARE EMS WASTE SERVICES IS A FAMILY RUN BUSINESS WITH FAMILY VALUES RUNNING THROUGH THE COMPANY FROM DIRECTOR TO OPERATOR. WE FOCUS HEAVILY ON SERVICE, IMAGE AND CUSTOMER COMMITMENT.
Part of the Stuart Group, EMS is a leading waste management company providing turn key solutions for business. We provide bespoke waste management solutions for our clients who trust us to provide the right solution first time every time.
BUT HOW DID IT ALL START?
1940’s – The EMS Waste Services story dates right back to the 1940s, when Mr Alf Stuart bought a second-hand Dodge and began to transport cattle.
By the time that brothers, Roy and Ross, were leaving school, the business had expanded enough to bring them on board and sales were thriving.
To meet the demands of the changing industry, they built a new repair workshop and cattle lairage which was large enough to accommodate an impressive 1,000 cattle.
1977 – They were ready to expand again – opening a new garage repair business, Stuart’s Commercials, which became the official Volvo Truck Dealer for Devon.
1980’s – Stuart’s was ready to move out of the cattle haulage business and began growing their fledgling storage business – boosted unexpectedly by the Miner’s Strike of 1984. By the end of the 80’s, they were growing a healthy farm enterprise. Roy also opened up an Inert Landfill Site at Hill Barton, spotting future growth opportunities in waste management.
2004 – Building on earlier success, the Stuarts’ garage business took over the Volvo Dealerships at Saltash and Redruth in Cornwall relocating the Saltash depot to a new workshop in Plymouth and investing in improvements at the Redruth site.
Meanwhile, the recycling side of the business was hotting up, and the Stuarts bought EMS Skip Hire and Waste Services; an already successful business.
2012 – 2019 – They brought Devon Contract Waste skips, AJS Skips, Cox Waste, ASAP Skip Hire, Bay Skips, County Skip Hire, Skip It and Dusty Bin Skip Hire into the fold, along with a new scrap site, strengthening the range of services offered to Devon customers.
SO WHAT NEXT?
Following on from the success of the new Waste Transfer Centre opened in 2018 we continue to provide our high standard of service our customers have come to expect.
We are also opening the new Scrap Shed at Exeter over the next couple of weeks. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates!
For further information about any of our services please give us a call on 01395 233748.