Tomra opens test center in China
Tomra Sorting Recycling has officially opened its first test center in China in the city of Xiamen. The company officially opened the test center in December of 2013.
In a ceremony commemorating the official opening, Ida Skard, director general of the Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry, and Espen Rikter-Svendsen, consul general of the Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Guangzhou, China, inspected the facility.
“Our new test center in Xiamen gives us the capability to show our world-class sorting technology to a variety of potential customers in China,” says Jacob Rognhaug, country manager of Tomra Sorting Recycling China. “Here, they can see firsthand how our machines and technologies can be flexibly adjusted, through a wide range of settings, to test their samples with multiple potential solutions until they find the optimal solution. In this way, customers learn directly, in a hands-on way, about the ability of our machines to adapt to a variety of operating environments.”
The test center directly supports the complete sales process, including the testing of sample materials provided by customers. For each sample, Tomra Sorting Recycling will issue a test report, including the constituents of the sample, details of the test process, the test result and recommended solutions.
“Tomra Sorting Recycling is absolutely committed to the China market and finding the solution that is right for the individual company,” says Rognhaug. “We’re not just selling machines. We are a solutions company, meeting the challenges of hundreds of potential customers, all of whom have very different needs and priorities. Our new test center is going to be absolutely central to that process. We recommend that our clients share with us their specific requirements and priorities and then attend the center in Xiamen for system testing. We can jointly discuss and analyze the solutions, in order to maximize the efficiency and productivity of the sorting process, and to enhance the value of the sorted fractions.”
Danieli Henschel shear installed in Belarus
Belarus ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal recycling company Belvtorchermet has held an official commissioning for its new CIB 1000-8 L Danieli Henschel shear.
Daniel Damart, managing director of Danieli Henschel, took part in the ceremony and presented keys to the shear to Alexey Anoshko, managing director of Belvtorchermet, a state-affiliated company owned by Belarus Metallurgical Factory (BMZ).
“The installation of this impressive shear on the Urechcha, Belarus, site is a real event for us,” says Anoshko. “This strategic decision was made with the aim of optimizing the supply of scrap metal to BMZ in Zhlobin, from this region of southern Belarus. We plan to double this site’s production, so the Minsk recycling site can be relieved of some of its workload and we can reorganize the whole scrap supply logistics system.”
At the commissioning ceremony, a Belvtorchermet chief engineer said choosing Danieli Henschel had not been simple. “After the launch of the call for tenders, the committee received a very large number of proposals, so it then applied a draconian selection process based solely on the criteria defined by the specification,” said the engineer, whose surname is Myadeletzev. “We finally chose Danieli Henschel because its equipment perfectly satisfied all the requirements of the specification, both technically and economically,” he added.
Eldan Recycling opens UK office
Eldan Recycling A/S, a Danish manufacturer of recycling equipment, has responded to an increase in sales of its equipment in the United Kingdom by opening a sales office in Pulborough, U.K., in the south of England. The company named Peter Jones branch manager of the new facility.
According to an Eldan press release, Jones has a solid background within the recycling industry and has extensive knowledge about Eldan’s recycling equipment. He had worked with Eldan’s U.K. agent, MMH Recycling, since the 1990s, during a time when the two companies worked together under the leadership of Philip Keatley.
Dr. Toni Reftman, managing director of Eldan Recycling, says, “Eldan Recycling has a wide customer base in the U.K., and this is a very important region for us. We would not have been as successful as we are today if it were not for Philip Keatley and Peter Jones.”
Jones comments, “I am very excited to be part of Eldan. Working together, I see us being able to build on a successful platform and a bright future is ahead in the U.K.”