A total waste management firm in Corby is working with a leading global COVID-19 testing company to help in the fightback against coronavirus.
The new contract has seen Axil manage waste services at Cignpost Diagnostics’ laboratory facilities as well as its test sites across sectors including elite sport, defence, media and finance, and for leading companies such as Netflix, Amazon, the BBC, the Scottish Premiership and the PGA European Tour. More locations are expected to be added in the near future.
ExpressTest, the consumer division of Cignpost Diagnostics, based at Heathrow Airport, is the UK’s largest drive-through COVID-19 private testing site. The 24-lane drive-through is geared up to test over 5,000 people a day and includes two on-site laboratories to ensure passengers get accurate test results quickly to help boost the airline industry’s fortunes.
Axil Commercial Director, Jason Lang said:
“We are incredibly proud to work with some of the UK’s biggest brands and to win this contract with one of the key players for COVID-19 testing in the fightback against the virus.
“This is a fast-moving contract, with Cignpost Diagnostics Ltd adding new test sites across the country all the time. We are perfectly positioned to help them with this because Axil is extremely reactive and can quickly respond to our clients’ ever-changing needs and demands.”
Christian Corney, CEO of Cignpost Diagnostics Ltd, said:
“We are very pleased with not only the quality, but also the service we have received from Axil. Their seamless and efficient operation allows our scientists to deliver our gold standard PCR test results quickly and optimally. Their waste services keep our labs clean and running smoothly, meaning we can focus on helping our clients get back to work and protecting their employees.”
Axil’s innovative and efficient approach to waste management across the UK includes recycling, waste recovery, treatment disposal and commodity trading. It prides itself on ensuring customers receive the best service and value with the best environmental outcome.
Its contract win with Cignpost Diagnostics is just the latest in a series of successes for Axil in recent months which has also seen two long-term contracts renewed by leading global pharmaceutical and engineering firms.