Companies band together to provide customers with national coverage.
Six independent document shredding and recycling companies in the United Kingdom have established The Shredding Alliance (TSA), a service proposition that aims to deliver improved customer experience, increased response times and better value for money to nationwide and multi-site organizations.
According to a press announcement, TSA’s management has more than 100 years' combined experience. The TSA says that it is committed to providing national coverage, while providing the advantages of working with a local service provider. The TSA says that its combined companies have independent depots throughout the U.K.
Daniel Hawtin, TSA’s managing director, says, "TSA has been created to offer multiple site customers the benefit of a single source agreement, coupled with the standard of service that is synonymous with independent and local providers. Aside from the personal touch we can offer, what really stands us apart is our ability to offer a flexible service and rapid response times, because as owner-managers, we can make things happen there and then."
TSA was formed in August 2010 following 12 months of research and preparation by its founding members. The main driver behind the creation of TSA was to enable independent companies to service nationwide clients. The TSA claims that while its members’ service levels were far superior to what could be provided by major shredding corporations, these same members were inhibited by geographical limitations.
Founding members of TSA are Perry’s Recycling, Datashredders, Russell Richardson, Shred On Site, Printwaste Recycling and Onsite Shredding.
While the TSA says that its primary focus is on developing the confidential paper shredding and recycling business, many of its member companies have the capability to shred hard drives and other products for destruction, and may consider extending the membership out to these types of companies as well.