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.

 

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As a company, we can cater for cosmetic as well as technical amendments to any of our machines. Skatehut Ltd, who are based in the West Midland, purchased our very popular KK500 Balemaster in Pink!

Being a forward thinking, young, vibrant company they approached us with an unusual request for a colourful baler. The company opted for a pink baler to reflect their popular, bright product range. They specialise in skateboards, skates, footwear to name a few. Due to the sheer amount of cardboard they accumulated,they wanted a more cost effective way to dispose of their packaging, which was costing them time and money.

For Skatehut, the KK500 proved to be an efficient way of reducing man hours by producing 8 bales over a 3 week period, generating a current income of approximately £3,450 a year in revenue. The advantages for Skatehut means that over a short period of time the revenue generated from the baler will have more than covered the purchase costs and therefore an investment worth having.

As a unique company, they wanted the option of being able to choose a particular colour for their machine, one which represents the company’s image which is an integral part of their business outlook. We were happy to provide this service as we understand that for many companies, the cosmetic enhancements are just as important as the technical modifications. As a result of purchasing the baler, not only are Skatehut getting a return on their investment, they are also reducing their carbon footprint by recycling as well as utilising their workforce more efficiency.

 

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Skatehut Ltd – Retail

Martin Dale of Adams Foods Ltd, approached us in 2012, with a requirement to purchase a baler that could deal with large volumes of cardboard packaging. However in order for them to meet their food safety obligations the machine needed canopy, a key requirement for the company.

Adams Foods Ltd is the highest volume packer of cheese in the UK, serving most supermarkets chains with their own branded products of Block, Grated, sliced and flavoured products. Their site in Staffordshire is where the main production and packing facilities are carried out. They also produce their own branded products which are Pilgrims Choice and MU. On average they pack around 80,000 tons per year and employ over 600 staff.

In Particular Adams Foods was looking for a specific type of baler which could in-corporate a canopy as part of the machine, This would ensure their processing area is kept completely sealed and therefore comply with their strict food safety regulations. After some discussion and a site survey, we came to the conclusion, due to the sheer amount of cardboard they produce, that the KK500 SA (Semi Automatic) with a specially designed canopy would be the appropriate baler for them.

“We chose KK Balers as we believed their machine gave us the best value for our investment at the time and it was being built in the UK. Given the opportunity to discuss our problem with the manufacturers, enabled us both to clearly understand our requirements.” (Martin Dale of Adams Foods)

This bespoke KK500 SA was equipped to deal with large volumes of cardboard produced as well as maximising the rebate available for baled items.

“As our business has continued to grow and cardboard volumes increased it was important that we had the capability to get the best possible return.” (Martin Dale of Adams Foods)

As a manufacturer we have the ability to provide key specifications to a standard machine or provide a completely unique machine. By understanding the business requirements of our clients, it allows us to be focused and instrumental in the design phase with the hope of increasing productivity. With regards to Adams Foods by producing a specialised canopy, it allowed them to increase their revenue by over 50% which is a great achievement.

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