Peace of mind with quick turnaround

May 1, 2020

When it comes to chemical dosing systems, more and more water and wastewater businesses are using the option of hired in services. In these difficult times, choosing a provider that can meet even unexpected demands, quickly, is essential.

Hire equipment

The reasons businesses choose to hire chemical dosing systems are many and varied and include the need to:

  • Solve an emergency – when equipment suddenly stops working, a hired system keeps things going, giving time to identify the cause and carry out repairs
  • Support planned maintenance – when the original dosing system undergoes a planned shutdown for maintenance, refurbishment, upgrading or expansion, a hired solution can keep things moving
  • Test and evaluate new treatment strategies and processes – to meet more stringent regulations and reduce operating costs, hire systems enable the completion of tests and field trials to choose the best way forward
  • Meet changing needs – demand or treatment requirements are subject to changes and a hired system gives the flexibility to adapt site capabilities rapidly and cost-effectively
  • Overcome budget challenges – dosing equipment hire is a relatively low monthly payment on the operating expenditure budget
  • Bring in external expertise – as specialists in their field, the chemical dosing equipment provider brings knowledge, skills, and capacity to install and maintain dosing equipment.

Although most water and wastewater businesses invest in their own chemical dosing equipment, as can be seen from the list above, there are times when hired systems become a welcome problem-solving option.

Bigger, in this case, is better

Due to the fact that WES Ltd has the biggest fleet of chemical dosing units for hire in the UK – with 350 individual assets – the company is well-used to meeting customer hire needs quickly and effectively. This response speed is especially important in the event of expected breakdowns or emergencies.

WES – a helping hand in an emergency

The team of experts at WES understands the potential damage a dosing system breakdown can have, particularly for wastewater treatment plants, where a failure can potentially lead to environmental damage and significant fines. WES has the ability to deliver a pre-configured system – often within the same day a hire-call is received – that can be installed and operating within hours, ensuring critical processes continue to function.

So, in these times where so many things are proving difficult to get hold of, WES is ready and able to meet any chemical dosing system need you have – be that planned or an emergency.

For further information on WES’ hiring service, click here

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Les Bunce

Hire Business Manager

Les Bunce is Hire Business Manager. He leads the WES Hire Business responsible for managing the supply of our Temporary Chemical Dosing hire fleet on both a planned and emergency basis. Les has over 25 years’ experience in the hire industry and fully understands our customers’ hire requirements.

Patrick Fisher

Projects Director

Patrick Fisher is Projects Director. He leads the business stream responsible for project management, design, engineering, manufacture and delivery of “Capital project” chemical dosing systems. A degree qualified engineer with over 10 years’ experience working in fluid delivery solutions to the water, general industrial, petrochemical, and food & beverage industries.

Bob Cook

Senior Proposals Manager

Bob Cook is Senior Proposals Manager. After completing a traditional engineering apprenticeship at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Bob was one of the original partners who started the business in 1986. Bob now applies his considerable experience to developing proposals & solutions to meet customer requirements, as well as providing technical support & passing on knowledge & expertise to colleagues across the wider WES business.

Ian Price

Dosing Products Business Manager

Ian Price is WES Dosing Products Business Manager, leading the business stream responsible for delivering a wide range of standardised chemical dosing packages, ad-hoc dosing needs and ‘off the shelf’ dosing products & solutions. A mechanical engineer with over 20 years’ experience in fluid handling solutions into the water, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and food & beverage markets.

Jamie Cole

Operations Director

Jamie Cole is Operations Director. Jamie joined the business in 2018 bringing career long experience in a variety of operational roles – including service delivery to the property and utilities sectors. Jamie is responsible for the management of all operational activities of the business including the repair, maintenance & refurbishment business stream, and our site installation and workshop manufacturing teams. Jamie also forms part of the senior management team of WES.

Graham Ward

Business Development Director

Graham Ward is Sales and Marketing Director. His extensive experience includes a number of senior roles working for various SMEs and large organisations in the water, power generation, petrochemical, marine and food & beverage industries. As a qualified marine engineer, Graham has established his career in Sales and Business Development and is responsible for the business development, marketing and sales of systems, products and services across WES.

Carl Millington

Non-Exec Director

Carl joined WES as Non-Exec chairman following an appointment via the Business Growth Service to assist the business with growth strategy. A highly experienced Business Mentor, Coach, Managing Director & Non-Exec Chairman, having led product, manufacturing, contracting and service provider businesses for nearly 30 years. A strong track record of market, sales and profit growth within a diverse range of sectors.

Core competencies include business growth strategies, board & business leadership, strategic planning, sales & marketing management, P&L & balance sheet management, acquisitions, divestments, outsourcing, TUPE transfer, mentoring & coaching.

Kevin Wheeler

Managing Director

Kevin Wheeler is Managing Director. Kevin trained as an Engineer at the Royal Aircraft Establishment and joined the business in 1989. Kevin now leads the Board of Directors setting strategy and defining priorities to meet the business objectives & growth aspirations whilst adding experience to technical issues where required.