11 April 2019 by Elizabeth Slow

Enva continues expansion with waste oils business

Enva has announced the acquisition of Associated Reclaimed Oils Ltd (ARO) for an undisclosed sum.

London-based ARO is a long-established collector of waste lubricant oils and hazardous wastes, offering services to the market through London and South East England.

Enva has announced the acquisition of London-based waste oils business, Associated Reclaimed Oils Ltd

The business collects around 10 million litres of used lubricants per annum, as well as a range of hazardous garage wastes.


This is the latest in a string of acquisitions for recycling and recovery services provider, Enva, which has been expanding its operations in the UK market.

Last December, the company announced the acquisition of leading waste wood processing business Hadfield Wood Recyclers, which followed that of waste management businesses GP Green Recycling Limited, William Tracey, Wastecycle and Blue Sky Plastics Recycling.

The ARO business will be rebranded as Enva and fully integrated into Enva’s existing waste oil collection and processing business.

‘Perfect fit’

Commenting on the acquisition, Michael Sneath, director at Enva, said: “ARO’s service offering is a perfect fit with our existing oil business in the UK. ARO bring their 45 years of experience and knowledge to Enva, and strengthen our collection network in the South East of England.

“ARO bring their 45 years of experience and knowledge to Enva, and strengthen our collection network in the South East of England.”

Michael Sneath

“We are delighted with the acquisition and look forward to working with the ARO team to develop the business and expand the service offering to existing and future clients.”

Chris Edwards, general manager of ARO, commented: “The ARO team are very excited to join Enva and we are looking forward to continuing to provide a high-quality service to our customers.”


Enva is majority owned by Exponent Private Equity, which acquired the DCC group – owner of William Tracey and WasteCycle – in 2017 in a c£200 million transaction. The companies have subsequently begun rebranding under the Enva name following the move.

Enva has operations in Ireland, in both hazardous and non-hazardous waste services, and employs around 1,400 staff in total. Aside from waste, Enva Group also offers a portfolio of water and waste water services.


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