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U.K. Electronics Recycler Adds Capacity

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Company buys equipment from Germany’s MeWa Recycling Machinery.

September 4, 2007

A United Kingdom-based computer recycling company has purchased a processing system from MeWa Recycling Machinery of Germany.

 

Following a number of visits to Austria, Germany and Switzerland by its founder Andrew Braysher, Computer Salvage Specialists, Newbury, U.K., has purchased a plant set-up that includes MeWa’s patented QZ 1400 case-opening machine.

 

That unit will be able to process three metric tons of electronic scrap per hour, according to a MeWa news release.

 

In the MeWa set-up, after the primary opening of the cases via the QZ, the product is subject to a series of separation processes before reaching the MeWa UG1000 granulator. The systems are designed to offer compliance with Europe’s WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) directive.

 

Computer Salvage specialize in processing IT and computer equipment. The company operates two processing lines at its Newbury facility, one for hardware and the other for televisions and monitors.

 

The purchase of the MeWa plant will enable Computer Salvage to double its current throughput, according to Trevor Roberts, MeWa’s UK sales manager. “We plan to start delivering equipment to site in November with a view to being operational by December of this year,” he adds.

 

“Computer Salvage already possesses a number of other MeWa machines to support its existing activities, but this investment demonstrates the companies’ commitment to WEEE recycling,” notes Roberts.

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