A Lighting Manufacturer approached KK Balers for a solution to their cardboard waste problem.

The customer is a pioneering manufacturer of Direct Drive LED street lighting systems, bespoke retrofit solutions and induction lighting equipment. Using advanced technologies and only the best quality components, their reputation as the innovative supplier of choice is growing amongst specifiers of exterior lighting.

It was very important to the customer that they had a reliable solution to improve their waste management system and save on waste handling time.


Following a site survey and given the amount of cardboard the company recycled, KK recommended a KK 18 Baler but with some changes.

KK Balers created a bespoke solution for the customer as their cardboard boxes were unusually wide and a standard baler wouldn’t have done the job.

A KK engineer along with the Sales Director agreed that with a few changes that they could achieve what the customer needs.

Prior to using the bespoke baler;

cardboard waste was placed in a small compactor, with which boxes had to be manually broken down to fit inside.

This exercise was becoming increasingly labour-intensive during production and unnecessarily diverting attention from value-added tasks.


With the KK18 bespoke baler installed, production lines are now able to flow without constant stoppages to break down boxes to clear space for stock.

We calculated that the previous compactor was taking up 26 minutes of production time per day (this just being the waste from one product line) with the new baler this has been reduced to 5 minutes.

The baler produces bales of cardboard weighing up to 280 kg which a local recycler was able to collect and offer a rebate for.

RESULT= customer is able to recycle their cardboard, improving their environmental footprint and also enabling them to sell the bales on to a local waste management company. And has gained at least 1 hour a week in production time.


Mr S was very pleased KK had the resource to modify the baler to suit their needs

“KK quite quickly recognised where our time was being wasted and adapted a baler to work for us and our staff, saving us valuable time and resource.”


If you would like to know more about a bespoke baler, or general baling, for cardboard or plastic, or any other recycling solutions, please call us on 01932 852423 or please complete the enquiry form so that we may contact you.