Streamlining waste issues
26 August 2014
Cannon Packing and Logistics is a contract packaging company based in Oxfordshire. It re-packs 1.75 million packs per month for various industries including the automotive sector. With 250t/year of cardboard recycled and a further 250t shredded for infills waste could become a real issue.
After meeting Compact & Bale at an exhibition and seeing the Strautmann AutoLoadBaler Ian Doye, MD, decided to re-evaluate the company's waste management process.
Compact & Bale conducted a waste audit which identified that although baling cardboard generated income for the business, it was labour intensive with the company's existing vertical baler. A compact AutoLoadBaler was installed which is said to be lower cost than a horizontal semi-automatic baler.
The AutoLoadBaler and collection cart system at the source of waste eliminates the double handling previously required.
Greg Alder, director, says: "The AutoLoadBaler has helped streamline our operation. It has saved us 15 man-hours per week since it was installed, which will mean 800 hours and £8000 saved per year. With the saving in labour costs and the depreciation draw down on the machine it will have achieved payback in two years."