TOMRA Sorting Recycling (TOMRA) is proud to announce its newest partnership with SKM Recycling (SKM), headquartered in Laverton North, Victoria, Australia. As an industry leader in processing recyclables from household and commercial streams, SKM has selected TOMRA to supply 40 AUTOSORT units with the latest features and new 3D laser technology for three new sorting facilities.
To meet the constantly changing demands in the market, SKM is building three new plants to process over 350,000 tonnes of kerbside collected material, also called single stream, per year. Primary focus of the SKM Recycling plants is to process paper, plastics, metals and glass, sorting them into high quality products. The plants are expected to be operational in the beginning of 2018.
SKM’s Laverton plant aims to become the most technically advanced and automated recyclables processing plant on the continent or even worldwide by integrating multiple steps of TOMRA Sorting technology into the sorting of paper and other recyclables. This world’s-best technological capability will provide SKM with a unique and strong competitive advantage, and will position SKM well to meet increasingly stringent end-product quality demands.
This improved sorting technology will also result in a greater percentage of recyclable product being extracted from the residential recycling stream, reduce materials unnecessarily ending up in landfill, facilitate the development of new recyclable grades to meet the demands of a changing market and deliver greater environmental benefits.
Renowned worldwide for its leading sensor-based sorting technology, TOMRA Sorting was also recognized in Australia for its expert knowledge and consulting. Robert Italiano, Business Manager of SKM, commented on the new partnership: “We are convinced by TOMRA’s robust and dependable technology, but it’s their ability to support in creating the best plant concepts that made us choose to partner with TOMRA. Our confidence in their technical knowledge and support is unwavering and is backed by TOMRA’s guarantee to perform. We are proud to be developing the most advanced materials recovery facilities in Australia.”
Tom Jansen, Sales Manager at TOMRA Sorting Recycling, adds: “Winning such a big contract means SKM have placed a lot of trust in TOMRA and our newest technology. I’m looking forward to seeing the ultra-modern plants in operation.”
About SKM Recycling
SKM Recycling, established in 1999, provides recycling services to Local Councils and businesses . As the recycling industry continues to expand, the company has evolved to become an industry leader in sorting kerbside recyclables collected from households and glass beneficiation services. The wholly Australian owned company has sites in Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and New South Wales. SKM services many Councils and Regional Waste Management Groups throughout south-eastern Australia
More information about SMK can be found at: www.skmrecycling.com
About TOMRA Sorting Recycling
TOMRA Sorting Recycling designs and manufactures sensor-based sorting technologies for the global recycling and waste management industry. Over 4,900 systems have been installed in 50 countries worldwide.
Responsible for developing the world’s first high-capacity near infrared (NIR) sensor for waste sorting applications, TOMRA Sorting Recycling remains an industry pioneer with a dedication to extracting high purity fractions from waste streams that maximize both yield and profits.
TOMRA Sorting Recycling is part of TOMRA Sorting Solutions which also develops sensor-based systems for sorting, peeling and process analytics for the food, mining and other industries.
TOMRA Sorting is owned by Norwegian company TOMRA Systems ASA, which is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Founded in 1972, TOMRA Systems ASA has a turnover around €750m and employs over 3,500 people.
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