KK Balers established a relationship with The Ivy Collection with the installation of a KK Minimiser at The Ivy Soho Brasserie. After recognising the results and benefits of the baler another KK Minimiser was installed at The Ivy Market Grill, which is located in the heart of Covent Garden.
The Ivy Market Grill brings the familiar luxury of the ‘The Ivy Collection’ to a relaxed, yet sophisticated all day dining restaurant. comprised of a main restaurant, terrace overlooking the bustling piazza, and two private dining rooms.
Located in London, where space is a premium, the restaurant had a limited area where staff dealt with waste cardboard boxes. The KK Mini Baler is small enough to fit neatly in their back of house and by compacting the cardboard boxes it creates space for a safer working environment for the staff. In turn, it has also reduced the cost of the bin collections and helped with the recovery of recyclables.
Sandra Pereira is The Ivy Market Grill’s Restaurant Administrator, here is what she says about KK,
“KK Balers always achieve a high level of service–they are very quick to respond with any queries or orders.” If you would like more information, please call KK Balers today on 01932 852423 – this is a great example of a cardboard baler for small space

KK Minimiser, Back of House

The Ivy Market Grill – Hospitality – Recycling waste- cardboard baler for small space

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delta Pack in Birmingham approached KK Balers for an environmentally friendly solution to their Waste Management. The environment is one of the core ideals Delta takes into consideration when manufacturing packaging materials. Utilising 100% recycled Kraft and Sulphite paper to foil and PE laminated they keep sustainability at the forefront of the products they manufacture. To further support their endeavours Aslam Anwar, Director of Delta Pack reached out to KK Balers to help create a sustainable way to deal with their waste.

KK analysed the waste streams Delta where producing and recommended the KK15 Baler as the most suitable to deal with the excess, recyclable waste. This would enable the company to bale waste material which would increase valuable workspace, reduce size of waste, reduce waste collection costs and therefore improve health & safety and production in the workplace. The KK15 is a mid-range baler that can deal with around a tonne of waste material per week. It features a large aperture for loading the machine which allows operators to add any size items without having to break them down first.

Given the current circumstances and unpredictable climate the Coronavirus has created for individuals and businesses alike, Delta found there was a sudden increase in demand for takeaway containers and packaging material for the food industries. Thankfully, still fully operational and adhering to government advice, KK were able to quickly respond to Delta’s needs by delivering the machine and instructing method of installation & operation, which is very straight forward. This allowed them to be up and running with the machine during their busy period. Although Delta have had to cut back to very little staff now, in accordance to the governments advice, they are still in operation to support the demand of those busy food manufacturing industries that are currently in need of their packing services.

Aslam Anwar commented on the services from KK, “KK Balers were very responsive and keen to do business, the whole process from quote stage to actually having machine delivered was straightforward and fast, machine is solid and robust and right for the job too. I will highly recommend this company to anyone looking for waste processing solution.”

In time, when Delta returns to full operation with a waste management system already in place it will show the improvement of their production, improvement of the health and safety of staff, the environmental improvement and hopefully demonstrate cost savings across the business.

Delta Pack – Packaging

Water Wellbeing Ltd has two operational trading companies. Edgar’s Water and Wellbeing People.

Edgar’s Water supplies water coolers, bottled drinking water and fresh fruit deliveries throughout the UK to any organisation that needs to hydrate their workforce. They operate over six sites and are distributing throughout the UK via 100 fleet vehicles. The original bottling company was established in 1977 and has expanded rapidly over recent years. Wellbeing People provides health and wellbeing engagement to empower individuals, at work or in the community in order to help improve their general health and wellbeing by making positive lifestyle changes.

Water Wellbeing uses primarily 19 litre polycarbonate bottles which are filled with pure English drinking water and supplied to 20,000 water coolers at customer sites throughout the UK. The bottles are re-usable so are returned to the plant for inspection and processing, however, a percentage of these fail the inspection and are segregated for recycling. Historically these bottles have been collected via flatbed hauliers which is costly, they take up a lot of storage space and is not good for the environment. Investing in a KK 500 mill-size baler has allowed the company to remove scrap bottles from the system immediately, saves storage space, reduces haulier visits and has the benefit of a cash revenue from a plastic recycling company.

It is estimated the payback on the investment will be two years. The main advantage is ongoing cost saving on transport and premium warehouse storage space, however, it is a huge benefit to be completely recycling of all plastic bottles.

Mike Beaumont, Group HR & Facilities Manager at Water Wellbeing said “I’ve been extremely satisfied with the service and technical support from the visiting KK engineer.”

Water Wellbeing – Bottled Water

KK’s Bespoke Solution for Europa’s Cardboard Waste Management System

Europa Worldwide Group is a fast-growing privately-owned logistics operator Europa employs more than 950 people across its six divisions – Europa Road, Europa Air & Sea, Europa Warehouse, Europa Showfreight, Europa Contact Centre and Continental Cargo Carriers. Europa Road operates the UK’s largest European groupage hub which is situated in Dartford. Its network of 13 UK branches trunk into Dartford from where freight connects with daily, direct services to 30 continental hubs. The business has succeeded through a combination of friendly people management and investing heavily in IT and physical infrastructure.

KK Balers was selected by the team at Europa from a shortlist of recommended suppliers put forward by managers across its three warehouse sites. Following early discussions and a site survey by KK it was clear that the KK 500 SA baler would meet the site requirements and additional bespoke elements would compliment production needs.

Prior to having the baler installed Europa’s cardboard was double handled by staff and loaded loosely into a container, the weights per container were low and there were 10 transport collections per week. They needed a solution that was going to benefit production, staff hours and also importantly be kinder to the environment.

The bespoke solution would benefit the business by allowing two departments to recycle waste with more efficiency. The set up allows staff on the ground floor to load clean cardboard waste into bins and the bin lift function will empty bins – previously staff would dispose this card into a cardboard skip. On the first floor, staff will fill bins and load straight into the hopper, keeping the mezzanine floor clear. Previously staff would load bins and wait for transport to remove them and empty waste on the ground floor, staff would then have to reload the bins to the first floor before the process started again. The amount of staff time saved is significant to keeping the operation moving. It’s also important to recognise the improvement in Health and Safety with this new process, which is very paramount when running a busy warehouse site.

We asked Craig Roberts, Facilities Manager for Europa Worldwide Group if he could foresee any cost savings and benefits of the new waste management system he responded “ We envisage instant savings financially and by reducing our effects on the environment as our weekly collections have decreased from 10 to 1 per week – a 90% reduction in transport. We hope to generate an income from the baled product once the market recovers. We expect to see the gross weight for 1 container of cardboard increase significantly from our previous loose cardboard collections.”

He also commented on KK Balers service “KK Balers have given a professional service to the highest level, maintaining health and safety standards during delivery and install and delivering a professional training session to ensure we had the knowledge to operate the machine correctly and safely from day one.”

 

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Europa Worldwide – Logisitics

KK Balers support Bidfood to help vulnerable during COVID

As part of a nation-wide initiative, Bidfood and Brakes, the UK’s leading foodservice wholesalers, joined forces to support government teams and local councils to ensure that vital food supplies have reached the country’s most vulnerable people during the coronavirus crisis.  In what has been the biggest effort of its kind since the second world war, the scheme has seen hundreds of thousands of packs delivered daily, across every corner of England, Scotland and Wales to the clinically vulnerable who have had to self-isolate at home. 

Moving at record pace, the hard work, dedication and resourcefulness of supply chain, procurement, warehouse teams and drivers meant that in just nine days Bidfood and Brakes were able to plan, source and deliver this service on a massive scale, with more than four million packs now been delivered to those in need. For many, Bidfood drivers are the first friendly face they’ve seen and the response received from recipients has been amazing and moving, with many hundreds of cards and thank you notes showing how much this service has been valued as a real lifeline. Thousands of these care packs were assembled at a site run by Bidfood in Huthwaite, where baling equipment provided by KK Balers Ltd is also being used.

KK are proud to be supporting this project supplying a suitable baler for cardboard waste, turning it into easily movable bales for recycling. Andy Bulled, Regional Facilities Manager at Bidfood commented “At Bidfood, we recycle as much as we possibly can, which is something we’re passionate about.  Even on shorter-term projects, we look at the whole process to ensure everything runs smoothly, efficiently and that waste is minimised. We’ve appreciated the support we’ve received from KK, who have been easy to deal with, effective and very quick to respond.”

Bidfood – Wholesalers

 

ElringKlinger GB Ltd purchased a bespoke KK 500 SA (semi automatic) for their manufacturing site in Cleveland to meet their ever increasing demands with aluminium waste.

As quoted by Tony Bunker of ElringKlinger, he was extremely happy with the efficient way we dealt with their problems installed the baler at their premises in Cleveland; “the service we have received from KK Balers, we cannot fault, installation and training was completed within a day.”

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ElringKlinger – Automotive Industry

KK Balers supplied Property Letting Furniture Solutions (PLFS) a KK120 Polystyrene Briquetting Press machine and a KK2020.

Derek Larkins, the Finance Manager at PLFS Ltd was impressed, “I decided to purchase the machines from KK Balers because they offered a quality product at a competitive price, because they are UK mainland based and also supply, install and provide training as part of the purchase package as well as offering an ongoing annual maintenance of the balers. The installation was carried out professionally and on time, the training was straightforward, we have already had the first maintenance visit that was carried out effectively.”

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Property Letting Furniture Solutions – Manufacturer

Eastman is a global specialty materials company that have various sites within the UK, their manufacturing site is based in Workington, Cumbria, where currently KK compactors are in continual use as the company is open 24 hours per day; 365 days a week. Eastman is extremely happy with the machines installed as it has made a huge difference to their business, as quoted by Steven Fowler:

“Since we installed these units our finished bale appearance has been excellent and consistent. We have had no problems (loss of time) with any of the units to date. KK Balers gave us excellent service during the manufacture and installation of these items. Our main plant in Kinsport, Tennessee, are looking for compactor design with a view to moving toward something either similar or identical.”

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Eastman – Specialty Materials

Following KK Balers recommendations Abingdon Flooring leased a KK500 SA Semi Automatic Baler. They now bale approximately 18 tonnes of card each week and recycle 50% of their tubes. Not only has the baler improved housekeeping and cut out the need for skips, they are now paid for their cardboard bales.

The machine will have paid for itself in less than a year and could be in profit (depending on card value) from between £40,000 – £60,000 per annum.

Mike Collins, Technical Manager at Abingdon Flooring is so ‘over the moon’ with the result of his acquisition last year that he has just ordered his second machine.

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Abingdon Flooring – Manufacturer

Recently The Foam Co Ltd purchased a KK 500 SA (semi automatic), for their premises based in Oxfordshire. The Company is a UK foam mattress manufacturer and produce foam conversion fibres for various household markets nationwide.

The company has been in operation for 26 years and prides itself in being a family run business with 35 employees.

Due to the nature of their business, they required a baler that could deal with the amount of foam and fibre they produce. Although they already had a baler in operation, they found the machine inefficient and labour intensive.

The Chairman of the Foam Company decided they needed a machine that could deal with their specific material waste and help with their general housekeeping.  After finding our details via the internet, our Sales Director, Barry Pullen, went through the company’s requirements by offering a free site survey and recommended the KK 500 SA as the appropriate machine for the business, even taking key employees to other customer locations to see for themselves the machine in operation.

The KK 500 SA proved to be a successful purchase as it enabled the company to reduce its overall waste costs. This versatile machine not only allowed them to deal with foam and fibre material, but also helped with cardboard and plastic waste, to further their commitment to recycling.

Financially the company was able receive a return on their cardboard and plastic bales, which ultimately reduced their total waste bill. From a non financial perspective, the company had the capacity to achieve good housekeeping, which was an important factor for them.

Ian Perry, the Operations Director of the Foam Company Ltd, managed the whole process of the machine’s installation and was extremely happy with the service KK provided from initial consultation and site survey to the installation of the machine within the factory premises. For the Foam Company, the KK 500 SA has become an integral part of their daily business, allowing them to work more efficiently and productively.

 

The Foam Company – Manufacturer