Stadler adds Presona baler line to its product offering

More than 5,000 Presona balers have been installed worldwide.


Colfax, North Carolina-based Stadler America LLC has finalized exclusive representation in North America for the Presona line of balers designed and manufactured by Presona AB of Tomelilla, Sweden.

“We are excited about this opportunity,” says Mat Everhart, CEO of Stadler America. “Presona manufactures a fabulous baler. Being able to offer our customers best-in-class technology options is important for us, so Presona fits perfectly.”

Presona AB has been designing and manufacturing balers since the early 1940s. The company manufactured the original prepress flap baler. With more than 5,000 installations worldwide Presona balers have a demonstrated track record of long-life and superior performance, Stadler America says. The machines are capable of baling all materials being processed in today’s material recovery facilities (MRFs) and recycling plants.

“Presona balers are fantastic machines, very reliable and very robust,” Scott Jable, sales director for Stadler America, says. “Since this opportunity first presented itself, we have been working diligently to build the infrastructure to support and properly represent them. Now that this work has been done, we are thrilled to finally be able to make this announcement.”

He continues, “We have the necessary parts in stock, and our service department has been trained on the machines. That was an essential first step for Stadler.”

Stadler America says Presona balers offer processors many advantages, including improved energy efficiency. Presona balers can be up to 60 percent more energy efficient than shear balers by eliminating the need for shearing. They also produce higher density bales, do not need a dedicated operator and are suitable for all recyclables, Stadler America says.

The machines can be integrated into existing systems or into new systems and offer a range of production capabilities depending upon machine selection and the material being processed.

Founded in 1791 as a blacksmith shop, Stadler is now run by the seventh generation of the Stadler family. The firm introduced the first ballistic separator to the recycling industry in the 1970s. Since then the company has grown to be an integrated systems house. With an engineering-driven approach to solving customer challenges, the Stadler team has designed, built and implemented hundreds of recycling plants globally.