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Success at the OWL show!

OWL Scotland

Posted on 28th Nov, 2014 by Jonathan Peach

You may remember the Waste Management and Action event that we covered on the blog just a few weeks ago. We’re pleased to say it was a real success, and helped a number of individuals and organisations understand Optimised Waste Logistics.

The event: an overview

The event, hosted by the team here at Vision Techniques, was held on Tuesday 25th November at the Westerwood Hotel in Cumberland, Scotland. It was attended by many of the larger Scottish councils including Aberdeen, West Lothian, North Lanarkshire and Dundee city councils and was full of top exhibitors, including CMS, Dennis Eagle, Geesinknorba, MOBA and HEIL to name a few.

The show was chaired by Linda Ovens from the Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM) and had speakers including Michael McDonnell from Road Safety Scotland and Road Transport Legislation by Angela Eardle.

Seminar topics covered by other experts included operation efficiency, vehicle management, cyclist safety and route optimisation – which between them, looked at ways we can reduce the number of risks and accidents cause by the waste management and recycling industry.

Wide-ranging activities for all organisations

Throughout the day, attendees enjoyed best practice masterclasses, industry speed dating, product demonstrations as well as the supplier and vehicle manufacturer exhibition that we had organised. The speed dating masterclasses, in particular, were a success, as exhibitors moved from table to table introducing themselves and their products. It’s something we definitely plan to repeat at future events.

In the limelight: VT’s OWL system

Of course, one of the products we highlighted to attendees was OWL, our optimised waste logistics system, which helps to reduce costs, maximise resources and improve workplace safety through its fully integrated waste management solution. Its features include CANbus information, live 360 degree video recording, payload data and bin weigh and identification information. The product was developed alongside the team at Vehicle Weighting Solutions and CMS Supatrak – the latter of which were at the event too, sharing their expertise.

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Future events coming soon!

The day was very well attended and was very popular in Scotland, and we hope to host our next event in Ireland very soon, taking on board feedback and any new industry updates.

If you’d like to be the first to know about our future events, keep your eye out on our website and blog where we share all our latest news. You can also drop an email to and let us know what you’d like to see covered at our next event. We always appreciate feedback and input from clients and our peers.

For more information on relevant products, you can call our expert team on 01254 679 717. They’ll be more than happy to talk you through our product range and advise you on the best ones to help you reduce risks and accidents within your industry.

Did you attend the event? If so, do share your feedback. Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @VisionTechnique