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Leading truck body specialist STG Global is bringing an Australian-first to the waste management market after inking a deal with a major United States company to supply its innovative dual organic and solid waste processing trucks to the Australian market.

STG Global recently signed a five-year agreement with Iowa-based New Way Trucks, which is the largest private manufacturer of refuse equipment in North America, to be the exclusive distributor of New Way products in the Asia-Pacific region.

Under the terms of the agreement, STG Global will distribute and produce New Way waste collection trucks from its Melbourne base, including the ROTO PAC, The Viper, the Diamondback and The Mamba.

The ROTO PAC is the world’s first waste collection truck that can manage both organics refuse collection and municipal solid waste, eliminating the need for local councils to maintain separate truck fleets.

The truck’s auger can displace municipal waste, recyclables, and organic waste three times faster than traditional pack-panel designed trucks and comes available in fully and semi-automated modes.

The ROTO PAC design is a huge step forward for local authorities seeking to eliminate waste going to landfill, with its self-cleaning auger able to efficiently compact organic waste material.

In addition, the ROTO PAC is securely sealed, ensuring no bin juice leaks or nasty smells left behind.
STG Global managing director Ross Yendle said the partnership was a huge step forward for waste management in Australia.

“The advent of multi-purpose trucks is massive for the local waste management industry because of the efficiencies able to be achieved,” Mr Yendle said.

“More and more local councils are looking at collecting organic waste, so the ROTO PAC is ideal, and the bonus is they won’t have to buy separate trucks because it does it all.”

A 2021 report by MarketsandMarkets predicted the international waste management market would grow to $753 billion by 2026, with the biggest growth coming from the Asia-Pacific region.

Mr Yendle said STG Global, which last year opened its new 2000sq m manufacturing facility in Dandenong South, was growing strongly hitting a key manufacturing target of 250 water, waste and commercial trucks in FY22 and are expecting to build 300-350 trucks in FY23.

“This partnership is set to accelerate our growth by not just expanding our range but opening up the Australian market to new innovate technologies pioneered by New Way,” he said.

“There is nothing else like the Roto Pac on the market so we’re anticipating strong demand, both locally and in the wider Asia-Pacific region.

“STG Global is very proud of the New Way partnership and the confidence shown in us by the company.”

STG Global will first display the new trucks at the Waste Expo Australia in Melbourne in October.

New Way Trucks is the cornerstone brand of Iowa-based McLaughlin Family Companies.

Its equipment currently operates in all 50 states in the United States and its distributor network extends to Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, South America and the Middle East.

McLaughlin Family Companies president Mike McLaughlin said New Way was proud to partner with another family-owned equipment manufacturer with decades of experience.

“STG Global introducing our rugged, world-class equipment to Australia and Southeast Asia will meet the unique needs of an ever-evolving global solid waste market,” he said.

Vice President sales and marketing Don Ross said: “After hosting STG in the United States recently and getting to know Ross Yendle even better, New Way Trucks is excited to partner with STG Global to bring the leading North American organics collection technology to Australia. We are looking forward to launching our auger-driven ROTO PAC, which works equally as well with organics as it does with municipal solid waste and recyclables”.

Director of export sales Mike Dryden said: “It has been a pleasure to bring this partnership to fruition. Together, New Way and STG are eager to provide Australian municipalities and haulers the flexibility to use the same industry-leading payload collection vehicle on multiple routes throughout the week”.

Pictured (left to right): Mike Dryden, Director of Export Sales, New Way Trucks, Ross Yendle, Managing Director, STG Global, Mike McLaughlin, CEO, New Way Trucks, and Don Ross, VP of Sales & Marketing, New Way Trucks.
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