Red Knight 6 for all your crushing, screening & material recycling needs.
Founded in 2015 the company represent several NI OEM’s including MDS, Nordmann and Rubble Master® Dungannon, the latest edition to their equipment portfolio is EDGE Innovate who are based in Dungannon and manufacture a stunning range of machines that can shred, screen, separate, stack and size for the quarrying and recycling industries amongst others.
Red Knight 6 also have a number of other brands within their portfolio including Komplet, General Kinetics, SIMEM and the CMB Rubble Crusher which is a trailer mounted jaw crusher which is ideal for low to moderate crushing projects being perfect for builders and now available on tracks.
Red Knight 6 was formed by MD - Paul Donnelly, originally from Tyrone, who has had 20 years industry experience gained in the UK and Australia, with stints in Powerscreen, where roles ranged from working in the parts department through to European Dealer Manager. After working as General Manager at Blue London Paul decided to strike out on his own, launching the RK6 dealership with the Rubble Master® brand.
Paul, commented, “Right from the start we wanted to be different, and we knew we had the right tool in the Rubble Master® Impactor. At this point the impact crusher was not very well understood in the UK and we realised with Rubble Master® we had a well built and developed brand that we could sell to the UK market. The machine was more versatile and had more applications than a jaw or a cone crusher. There was so much to gain from an impactor as you could easily reduce 40mm down to more saleable 10mm and 20mm and then set the machine on another application.
“At the time we used social media to spread the word on how to use an impactor and we developed the business very rapidly. Eventually the other brands started talking about impactors, but we had a machine range that was far more versatile than other brands.”
Growth over the last three years:
Red Knight 6 has experienced excellent growth over the last 3 years and now have a strong sales team covering the UK and a fleet of service engineers who can tap into a vast network of parts manufacturers to manage the maintenance of the portfolio of brands. Back in 2019 pre Covid the company had a £5-6 million turnover and Paul had discussed with the team and set a target of a turnover of £10-12 million within the next five years.
As Paul points out no one saw it coming but after the first few weeks the construction industry started up and demand slowly came back in.
Paul, commented, “We could see the demand was going to grow so rang Rubble Master® and asked them if they had any machines in stock due to the Covid situation; they did, so we asked them to send them over to us. It did provide us with a massive advantage as we continued our sales by phone and delivered and commissioned machines under the new site rules!
Acquiring the Edge dealership for the UK:
After things settled down RK6 then looked at the market to see what could be added to the equipment portfolio. Shredders seemed an obvious choice and after looking at the list of manufacturers we felt EDGE produced the best machines combined with the best opportunity for growth in the UK market.
EDGE had never really concentrated on the UK market so after a factory visit and discussions it was agreed that RK6 would be the sole UK dealer in June of this year.
About Edge Innovate:
With over 25 years’ experience in designing and manufacturing; EDGE Innovate has quickly become a global leader in the design and distribution of a range of equipment used in the recycling, materials handling, and quarry industries. With a central ethos of “Innovation at Work” EDGE Innovate have consistently challenged the boundaries of design and manufacturing to produce hard working, quality machinery that bring operational benefits to their customers right across the world. Their products are built with one common central design principle; to minimise operational costs whilst improving production efficiency.
From the start, EDGE Innovate quickly gained a foothold into the competitive material handling and recycling equipment manufacturing sectors through implementing an aggressive product development programme, creating an ever-increasing annual turnover, and employing over 170 people directly. EDGE Innovate’s equipment can be seen working in over 52 different countries in a wide range of different industries with the brand being supported via a 50 plus strong distributor network.
Their material handling and recycling range of products can be seen working in quarries, mines, port terminals and municipal refuse facilities throughout the globe. Their dependable, durable, and cost saving product portfolio of mobile stockpilers, tracked stackers, tracked and mobile feeders, trommels, slow-speed waste shredders, picking stations, material classifiers, roll-sizers and truck off-loaders allow customers to shred, screen, separate, stockpile and size a vast array of materials.
Paul concluded, “EDGE is a fabulous addition to our portfolio the range of products have been designed to provide the most efficient and cost-effective material handling and recycling processes possible. We see EDGE as quality and value for money and a big advantage for us is they are family owned like Rubble Master® so any communication is directly to the top. They push the boundaries of design and manufacturing to produce hard working, quality machinery to fit any materials handling requirement from recycling to quarrying.”