Accurate and dependable weighbridges for Winters Recycling Ltd

Having recently invested in a new £3 million state-of-the-art recycling centre (MRF) in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, Winters Recycling have again chosen Precia-Molen as their preferred supplier and installed a VS400S Precia-Molen weighbridge. Committed to reducing the impact of waste in the South East it was essential that they could depend on a robust and accurate weighbridge that would take the strain and have found the new 15 metre long, 50,000kg capacity, VS400S up to the daily task of weighing all incoming and outgoing traffic (including despatch of all C&D material from the MRF for crushing off site) through the busy recycling centre.

A family owned business since 1966 the company have been involved in the waste business since 1986 with their primary business in skip hire, earthmoving and recycling with recycling a huge priority at Winters, with 95% of all waste being recycled.


Winters also own and operate a second site in Southgate, London where they have operated a VS300CS Precia-Molen weighbridge for some time. Liam Winters – Company Director, commented, “It made sense to invest in a second Precia-Molen weighbridge at Hitchin as the Southgate operation has found their weighbridge both accurate and reliable.”

With the Hitchin site processing approximately 100,000t/annum of waste materials; a fleet of 40 trucks, managing 2,500 skips including the daily arrival of third party skips, ensures the weighbridge is kept busy at Hitchin.

Liam Winters, further commented, “With business increasing and more going over the weighbridge daily it is imperative that we can depend on a brand that we can trust with the peace of mind that it is fully backed by a comprehensive Precia-Molen service contract.”

A truly versatile weighbridge

The VS400S is a truly versatile weighbridge designed by Precia-Molen to provide the user with the most flexible weighbridge solution for all industrial weighing applications. Combining strength, durability and flexibility within a simple and cost effective design the VS400S features a modular, all steel, fully welded construction which is entirely suitable for in ground or surface mounted installation.

Easy to install, maintain and re-locate if necessary the VS400S features a very low profile structure with minimal moving parts. Available in standard module sizes of 7.5 and 9 metres in length, these may be combined to provide a weighbridge length of up to 36 metres. Standard width is 3 or 3.5 metres when the ‘oversize’version is specified.

In ground, surface mounted or transportable, the VS400S at Winters Recycling uses Precia-Molen’s latest generation of digital load cells, the ASL, bringing all the benefits of digital technology in performance and reliability in one flexible package.

Ideal for the recycling industry the VS400S is constructed to provide an extremely rigid and reliable platform structure, having tremendous inherent strength to withstand the most arduous heavy-duty operations similar to the sites at Hitchin and Southgate.