Vortex named North American distributor of Green Car De-pollution System

Denver-based Vortex now offers both punch- and drill-style systems.

March 10, 2014
Recycling Today Staff
Auto Shredding Equipment & Products

Vortex De-pollution and Recycling Equipment, Denver, has been named the official North American distributor of the Green Car De-pollution System.

Green Car De-pollution Systems for automotive fluid recovery use a patented drill design offered in either a standard body or a sight glass version for fuel quality control. The company says the product is machined by a manufacturer of aerospace components and that all components of the device are manufactured to high tolerances to provide a high level of precision and to help prevent drill breakdowns.

Vortex says it is the only company to offer both punch and drill vehicle depollution systems.

“Everyone in the vehicle processing business has an idea of the system they prefer for de-polluting a vehicle at its recycling stage,” says Nigel Dove, CEO of Vortex. “For the first time ever, our customers now have the freedom to choose the system they prefer—and can mix and match elements of the Vortex and Green Car De-pollution systems. We are the only company in the world to offer [customers] both drill and punch solutions.”

Julian Dale, manufacturer of Green Car products, says, “Vortex’s reputation for building robust equipment designed specifically for American vehicles fits well with our new gas tank drill design, which is also specifically designed for the U.S. market.”

Dale refers to the sight glass option offered in the new drill head, which allows the fuel quality to be determined before it is pumped into clean or dirty fuel storage tanks.

Willem Geyer, US president of Vortex, says the distinction is an important milestone for the company. “Green Car equipment is built to a higher engineering tolerance than competing drill systems,” says Geyer. “With increased performance and reduced maintenance costs, we agree with Green Cars existing customers that it is the best drill system on the market.”

Geyer says because of its lack of trailing cables and cluttered parts, Green Cars equipment and spares can be incorporated into existing drill systems on the market. “By increasing the choice and quality, with interchangeability of drill products, and all of our growing range of metal processing equipment, Vortex is fast becoming the ‘go-to’ supplier for vehicle processing and metal recycling across North America,” he adds.