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“Our state-of-the-art engineering facility here in Castledawson houses several complete shredding lines. These allow our engineers to perform throughput and consistency testing by conducting trials, tests and demonstrations of our customers’ materials under real production conditions.”
starting shortly. It’s a good team with the right skill sets and we make it work very well.
Elliott then outlined the company’s sales strategy, “Although our main market is the UK our overseas market is growing. We do very well in Finland selling through a Powerscreen dealer and also a dealer in South Africa; both sell around 10 machines a year currently.
“We also have new dealers in Spain, France and Portugal and we are working on those to increase sales.”
Elliott then told us about some of their UK clients, “We have had a number of customers who have come back to us which is very encouraging as they obviously love the product and our service.
“We have recently done repeat business with Evermore Energy a power station in Londonderry where they shred oversize wood, also Augean plc and two other customers in the USA all to shred IBC tanks.
Bespoke Systems:
We went on a tour of the factory and could clearly see that the engineering capability, from concept design through to final product assembly and performance testing, offers a unique one-stop-shop solution.
It’s very true that often the success of a shredder depends not only on the horsepower which drives it, but also on how the product to be shredded is fed and discharged from it. Ulster Shredders not only designs and supplies stand-alone machines including complete turnkey recycling systems, tailored to the customer’s specific needs but their Design and R&D Department have repeatedly implemented cost- effective solutions to satisfy customers’ unique requirements.
Employing up-to-date 2D and 3D Solidworks CAD systems to support the design and research and development of its products the company utilises Autodesk Inventor, a 3D solid modelling and 2D draughting software package. This allows virtual 3D modelling of components along with the creation of 2D manufacture drawings directly from the model thus ensuring very high design/manufacturing integrity and reduced product design lead times.
“Euro Recycling in Avonmouth Bristol who process confidential material have bought a few machines over the years and Highlander in Scotland who are also in the same business have recently outgrown the system we supplied and have now ordered a bigger machine.”
By utilising AutoCAD software, the company can readily interface with other third-party software, providing direct engineering information transfer with their customers.
Elliott, continued, “In terms of personnel we have 19 operatives with an additional design engineer
With a wide range of machines from the U-5 to the largest and most recent addition the U-200, Ulster Shredders can offer machines across a wide range of applications from confidential document and hard drive shredding to processing large volumes of waste prior to sorting and recovery. Even furniture, construction timber and steel drum are not beyond the capabilities of the U-200.
Whether its Confidential Destruction-Volume Reduction-Production Processing then Ulster Shredders are building their reputation day-by-day! Nov 2018 - Issue 53
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