The problem given the vast amount of packaging required to receive and ship electronic items safely, Currys handle an enormous volume of packaging materials, most of which they recycle, including cardboard, polythene, and EPS polystyrene.
The company had an existing fully automatic baler on-site, however this was ageing and failing to keep up with the demands of their day-to-day operations. Having an older machine that simply could not cope with demand gave potential for future problems.
Their current system meant that excessive waste materials were taking up storage space, waiting to be baled. Furthermore, their existing machine for processing cardboard was simply not equipped to cope with busier periods, and the Currys was losing out financially due to a lack of efficiency with its baling process and related-recycling fees.
Following discussions with Currys, analysing their pain points, looking at their requirements, and the space available at their distribution centre, we learned that our main aim was to process their used cardboard more efficiently, whilst freeing up the use of an internal loading dock.
We worked with Currys to find the best method of moving their cardboard, resulting in the installation of a conveyor feed line to re-route it to the baler, passing above an existing office block. We then suggested the installation of an Anis Trend 110-75-D, fully automatic baler. Featuring a tailor-made hopper, which allows for both automatic or manual feeding, a noise-optimised main drive, and a hydraulic power pack to reduce energy consumption, it’s a state-of-the-art machine, as safe and efficient as it is effective.
We selected a high-level, fully automatic machine that would be able to handle Currys current waste output, but also have the capacity to step up during busy seasonal periods. Ideal for the company’s cardboard recycling, the Anis Trend 110-75-D more than matched Currys’ current requirements and offered ample capacity should their waste output grow overnight.
Following further consultation with the Currys, we were thrilled to install the fully-automatic baler at their Newark distribution centre – even capturing the ease of the operation on video with our client’s prior permission.
Once installed, Greenbank’s expert engineers remained on-site to demonstrate the machine, test its working capacity, and oversee its first workings from Currys’ operatives.
We were able to answer any questions the Currys Colleagues had, and ensured they were confident in operating the machine
Greenbank fitted an Anis Trend 110-75-D in October 2021. Currys have been delighted with their new fully automatic baler, which not only offers a vastly-more efficient disposal machine but gives peace of mind that the Currys will be able to continue working at full capacity, regardless of the season. Saving both time and money.
Currys are now able to process loose boxes of material 24/7, 365 days a year from the de-trash area of their distribution centre. The machine is set to process around 20 tonnes of waste every 24 hours, or 5000 tonnes of cardboard every year, with a predicted 3-5% increase per annum – and there’ll be no need for an upgrade.
When it comes to removing recyclables from their workplace, Currys now have a solution that will not only deal with their immediate needs, but one that will allow the company to grow without having to continually change their equipment.