Case Study: Light Brothers

“Waste & Recycling One integrated operations with finance and accounting, allowing us to take control of sites, materials, transportation and weighbridges. The flexibility of the software allowed for continual advance and was able to cope with the growing complexity and change in legislation of waste materials management.”

~ Jonathan Light – Managing Director, Light Bros

Centralised data control with SAP, Waste & Recycling One

Based in Sussex, UK, with over 50 years working in the waste management industry, Light Bros process and recycle scrap cars, general scrap metal, plastic, electronics and more.

This successful business was using multiple software and accounting applications, as well as legacy processes, weighbridges and spreadsheets.


The key objective was to ensure that LightBros could efficiently deal with the increasing complexity and legislation involved in running an effective waste materials management business.

This meant providing an integrated ERP which could manage growing complexity in waste electronics and equipment, and centralise job order scheduling for multiple material streams across multiple sites.

Why ISB Global?

ISB Global’s Waste and Recycling One software solution offered the integrated industry specific operations across finance, multiple materials, weighbridges, sites and companies that Light Bros needed.

Light Brothers also wanted the ongoing relationship that ISB Global offers, providing and managing updates, support and maintenance, so that they can confidently develop and scale easily, adding new functions and technology when needed.


Following the successful implementation of Waste and Recycling One, some of the main benefits that Light Bros have seen include:

  • With the centralised way of working, the transparency of branch and remote site operations increased by 70%.
  • A 90% increase in automation of recycling materials processes since implementation.
  • Centralised control of work orders, material streams and sites, delivery of materials and profitability.
  • Automated reporting increased accuracy of materials management, speed of order processing, compliance, accuracy and profitability of recycling operations.

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Light Brothers

Industry: Utilities, Waste & Recycling

Products & Services: Waste recycling hazardous, electronic waste, metals, plastics, end of life vehicles, construction, demolition & skip hire.

Users: 35

90% Increase in automation and 70% increase in operational transparency

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