A brief history
Peter James and Arthur Dobbin formed Combustion Solutions Limited in 2002.
Prior to this formation Arthur Dobbin had been involved in a variety of sales and marketing roles within the combustion industry for 30 years.
Peter James had held a senior position with an independent emissions monitoring company since 1995 testing combustion equipment compliance with legislation in various areas of the combustion industry.
The concept of Combustion Solutions Limited is based on the idea of offering a service to users of combustion equipment, irrespective of those machines origins of manufactures. Although the company retains some contact with the clinical waste incineration side of the industry, by far the majority of its operations involve crematoria equipment. Prior to the introduction of CSL into the market, the vast majority of crematoria in the UK were serviced by the cremator manufacturers. Since the entry of CSL there has been a steady move towards independent servicing as the costs savings experienced by crematoria operators and owners has become more and more attractive.
These operators and owners, in both the public and private sectors, are charged with seeking the most financially sound servicing arrangements for their plant. The best value servicing options are now understood to be those offered by independent service providers, of which CSL are at the forefront.
The difficulty for CSL had been in breaking the 'cartel' mentality of the industry, which we can now say we have been succesful in doing.