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‘The AutoLoadBaler works fantastically well in our business: It’s a great concept!’ Harvey & Brockless

30 May 2016

Leading luxury food supplier, Harvey & Brockless, were looking to improve operational efficiency, reduce waste disposal costs and turn their waste into money. ‘Our staff were spending at least two and half hours a day taking waste cardboard in bins to the compactor outside. We needed to find a better solution to our waste system’ says Warren Kruger, their business improvement manager. 

After meeting Compact & Bale at an exhibition Warren wanted to re-evaluate their waste management process so that the staff could spend more time on their core business and less time on waste handling.

Prior to installation of the AutoLoadBaler, staff at the food manufacturer were filling a 35 yard portable compactor full of cardboard and general waste, going to landfill every week. Their operatives were making 15 ten minute journeys a day taking bins outside to the compactor.

After a waste review, Compact and Bale concluded that if Strautmann’s unique AutoLoadBaler was located within the factory, they could bale cardboard quickly and efficiently, reduce labour costs, generate income and divert resourceful material away from landfill.

The unique fully automated design allows operators to prioritise their work day in a more productive manner, allowing them to concentrate on their core business.

The machine has been such a success that Harvey & Brockless are looking to replace their other standard vertical baler with a second AutoLoadBaler. Warren says, “The staff now have time to do other cleaning jobs rather than spending all their time walking to and from a compactor to fill it. The AutoLoadBaler works fantastically well in our business: it’s a great concept.”


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