Sirus Automotive place huge emphasis on our corporate and social responsibility policies. We work hard on various elements in order to ensure we contribute positively to our local community and the environment.
Within the local community
Our team has increased drastically over the past 4 years. In 2004 Sirus began with just two. In 2008 there were 43 members of staff and from 2010 onwards, Sirus provides 60 jobs to the local area.
We select suppliers who adopt a similar philosophy to ours – those who provide the best product for the best price, ensuring we then pass this saving on to our customer. Sirus has also helped various suppliers grow their business. This has enabled them to provide further employment to the area and has encouraged these companies to train their staff to a higher level.
Sponsorship of The Albion Foundation
In September 2009 Sirus formed a partnership with the Albion Foundation. The sponsorship from Sirus enabled the coaches from the charity to go into local special schools training students in powerchair football.
Sirus Automotive’s products are available nationwide. We hope our vehicles give wheelchair users both freedom and independence.
Sirus’ efficient production methods mean that a ‘Drive From Wheelchair’ vehicle is now much more accessible in terms of price. It is now one of the most rapidly growing sectors within the mobility market. The Fiat Qubo is the most affordable ‘Drive From Wheelchair’ and ‘Passenger up Front’ vehicle currently on the market.
Sirus constantly invest in research and development which has made huge advances in the mobility market. Douglas Campbell, Independent Disability Consultant quoted in Disability Now Magazine, “The development of the WAV-Evolution shows that here in the UK we have some of the best engineers in the world and they are producing some really imaginative, innovative solutions to meet the mobility needs of disabled people”.
Both our ‘Drive From Wheelchair’ and ‘Passenger up Front’ vehicles are compact – therefore are more fuel efficient than most WAV’s on the market which are usually large people carrier / van based vehicles which use much more fuel.
We are committed to sourcing as many materials as possible from local businesses in order to cut down on long, unnecessary journeys.
We have a very strict in house recycling policy which is enforced by key members of staff. A cardboard recycling machine which bundles large quantities of cardboard into small packages has recently been installed and is thoroughly utilised. We are also environmentally aware in the office environment by recycling all materials – plastics, paper, etc.
All scrap metals are collected by a local company to be recycled (large amounts are removed from the vehicle as part of the build process). We work with various companies around the country who utilise all the parts of the vehicle we do not use, for example the plastic interior trims are purchased by car breakers and re-sold to be used in other vehicles.
Our new building is made to an extremely high standard and has built-in insulation therefore reduces our energy use. The building is less than ten years old. This was a very important factor when selecting our new premises. We ensure all computers and IT equipment are on ‘sleep’ and shut down when not in use.
Efficient use of resources integrated into the design and production of our vehicles Sirus have set up our own composite shop on site. This gives our vehicles a ‘from factory’ finish, and allows greater efficiencies in the workshop by reducing build times. This reduces our production costs, which we can then pass on to the customer.