TWO Irvine-based sister companies have merged to form a “stronger, more powerful” business after a management buyout.

Recycling companies CCL (North) Ltd and Restructa Ltd have now joined together and will be known under the name Optimum Eco Group.

Both companies were led by Bruce McLean for 22 years and 17 years respectively and employ more than 80 people – with six new roles waiting to be filled.

Bruce said: “This is an exciting time for both businesses as we combine the experience and skills we have developed over many years into one cohesive group.

“Optimum Eco Group will provide a dynamic platform from which to build a stronger, more powerful business, while allowing the individual CCL and Restructa brands to continue to flourish in their specialist areas.

“The move consolidates our ambitious growth plans, with our sights set on expanding our services, increasing revenue, developing our current fantastic teams and creating more green jobs.

“Six additional employees are due to start with the group this month and both businesses are actively recruiting.”

The new group will continue to be owned and directed by CCL and Restructa’s existing senior teams.

CCL specialised in secure data destruction, IT and waste, electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) recycling, while Restructa provided a TV and monitor recycling service - with both focusing on sustainability.

With the formation of the new company, consultancy and support services in specialist areas such as Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and battery management and fire prevention will also be available.

NHS Trusts, government bodies, educational establishments, the financial sector and local authority recycling centres across the UK and Ireland are all major customers of the two companies.