Swedish giant Sortera acquires O’Donovan Waste Disposal

The move means new ownership for 100 O’Donovan employees as Sortera continues its expansion strategy across Europe.

Sebastian Wessman, CEO of Sortera, said: “We are very happy to now join forces with O’Donovan. For a long time, they have carried out impressive work, to become one of the leading and most prominent construction recyclers in London.

“O’Donovan has a strong customer focus and their systematic work with environment and health and safety has resulted in several prestigious awards, as well as a strong reputation among both customers and employees.

“I am proud to grow Sortera with a company who share our values of strong customer focus and a sustainable approach to business. We wish all employees at O’Donovan a warm welcome to the Sortera family”

Jacqueline O’Donovan, Managing Director of O’Donovan said: “I look forward to continuing to develop our business in the UK with Sortera as a strong owner who understands and appreciates our work with sustainability, quality and health and safety.

“Sortera will give us the right preconditions to continue our successful development path and to enable new investments and development initiatives.”

The acquisition will see Sortera’s turnover increase to £165m.

Latest results for the year to June 30 2021 show O’Donovan made a pre-tax profit of £1.88m from a turnover of £17.76m.

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