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.”


ElringKlinger – Automotive Industry

PLFSlogoKK 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.”


Furniture Manufacturers


Eastman 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.”


Chemicals, fibers, and plastics

Woking-HospitalSharon Skelton, Head of Support Services at Woking Community Hospital shares her experience with KK Balers. “Having been given the remit to reduce waste disposal costs, we turned to the experience of KK Balers, with their advice and support we initially introduced the KK Minipress. By removing cardboard from general waste we have reduced the amount of waste being taken to landfill sites by 60%. A recycling company now removes our baled cardboard for free.

We then introduced the KK Bag Press for compacting the office and catering waste. Once the waste is compacted it is put into wheelie bins, which are collected by our waste disposal contractor, we do not get charged any extra for compacting our waste. By introducing both units the volume of waste has significantly reduced, with the number of wheelie bins now being collected has decreased from nine to four. Our costs have halved and we are on target to make year to year savings against our waste disposal budget.

The hospital porters find the machines indispensable, they are easy and safe to use and have improved the hospital site; the waste disposal area is much cleaner and tidier than it has been in the past.

Healthcare Sector





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.


Carpet Manufacturers

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.

Pink balemaster

Skatehut’s bespoke Pink Baler

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Skatehut Ltd

adamsfoodsMartin 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. KK Balers supplied a bespoke KK500 SA and they were please with the solution.

“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. “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.”
Adams Foods
Dairy Supplier