Presona can trace its roots back to a scrap dealer living in southern Sweden in the late 1800s but our current business, balers, started in the 1940s.
The first product was a small 3 tonnes wooden vertical baler made to press paper at the Swedish company Persöner. Back then, more than 70 years ago, recycling was in its infancy and all baler manufacturers were pioneers in one way or another.
The decision, let’s go horizontal
A couple of decades later we found ourselves in the year 1960. Now standards of living were improving for many people, increasing human consumption of all kinds.
This created more waste and it was becoming clear that the recycling industry needed to evolve to be able to handle the ever-increasing volumes of waste – the industry needed better machinery.
The answer was horizontal balers with a new and unique pre-press concept. Presona made the decision to shift its focus from vertical to horizontal balers which have the advantage of being easier to automate and has overall better performance – all characteristics that any company with recycling as its core business is looking for.
Pre-press for better results
At the same time we launched our pre-press technology and it has many advantages: A baler with a pre-press makes more consistent bales than a shear baler, which in turn makes the bales easier to stack and transport.
On top of that it has a higher volume capacity per cycle. There’s also less wear and tear and your electric bill will be smaller, up to 60 % smaller actually, compared to a shear baler with the same capacity.
65 countries and counting
The concept of horizontal balers with pre-press technology is working very well for recycling businesses all over the world. As of today we have delivered more than 1000 balers of different models to customers in 65 countries.
More and more recycling professionals are realizing the advantages of our products and how they can be used to better their businesses.
The Presona range
We make heavy duty horizontal balers for professional customers with high expectations. Our main range, the LP series, consists of reliable, fully automatic balers that can handle material quantities from 4 to over 50 tonnes per hour. They can compact many different materials including: OCC, newspaper, magazines, cardboard, print waste, RDF, SRF, PET, plastics, municipal and solid waste.Click here for more information about Presona ABClick here for related articles and news on Balers and CompactorsSearch for Baler/Compactor manufacturers in our Buyers Guide
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Presona AB is a leading manufacturer of compaction Equipment. We offer turn-key installations for printing and packaging industry, waste handling, garbage baling and complete sorting systems for municipal waste.The Presona balers with our unique pre-press technology produce high density bales and process municipal and commercial waste, paper, cardboard, ...