Located in Peterlee, County Durham, the business manufactures a range of products, which effectively contribute to the emission strategies of diesel engine producers.
With over three million of its proven solutions – including exhaust brakes and waste heat recovery valves – operational in the field, the 10,000 sq.ft base deals with high levels of demand, shipping to countries worldwide, including America, Russia, Mexico, and Sweden, amongst many others.
John Young, group health, safety, environmental and facilities manager at GT Emissions Systems, commented on the company’s need for a baling solution: “We’ve never had a baler before, but we’re well aware that smarter handling of our materials was required, particularly in line with the enhanced UK awareness of our global recycling problems.
“Bill Walton, managing director at ATK, recommended the RWM400 mill-sized equipment, and we’ve witnessed great improvements since the machine was installed.”
The baler compresses approximately 3-4 tonnes of plastic and polythene materials per quarter, and the 500kg bales produced are then collected for off-site recycling – maximizing transport efficiencies and load capacities as a result of their size.
John continues: “The new method of compacting and storing waste material not only ensures the factory is a tidier space to work in, but it’s also safer for staff. Add to that the revenue generated from waste collections, and it’s safe to say that we wish we had taken this route earlier!”
Based in Seaham, ATK Equipment is a leading provider of waste processing machinery, including balers, compactors, and crushers.