Herko saves time and money with a B5 W baler - Case Study


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The automotive company, Herko, located in Miami, Florida, saved up time and space after installing a B5 W baler for cardboard.

Herko, a distributor of automotive parts for OEM and Aftermarket now treats their waste as an integrated part of the workflow. The placement of a Bramidan B5 W baler close to their waste source instantly optimized their waste handling solution both from a logistic and economic point of view.

Large reduction in number of pick-ups

Before the purchase of a baler, Herko Automotive Group, generated around 70-90 kgs of cardboard a day and placed it in a 4-yard dumpster located in their parking lot. This solution was both time and space consuming, but with the use of a small baler, they minimized the distance from the waste source to the baler and reduced the number of pickups by the hauler. In short, Herko’s cardboard waste was picked up 2-3 times a week, while after the installation of a baler the number of pickups – now of cardboard bales - are reduced to once every second month, when 12 bales are ready.

“Our waste handling solution wasn’t optimal before we bought the baler. Our employees had to walk outside with the cardboard, which was time consuming and inefficient because we had the cardboard picked up every single week. Now, with the baler from Bramidan, the amount of pickups is reduced to once every month.” tells Nelsy Perez from Herko.

GSM modem optimizes logistics

Like all other Bramidan Balers, Herko’s B5 W Baler has a GSM modem installed. This wireless monitoring system operates on the cell phone network, which allows Bramidan's service department to monitor the baler at any time, and be notified if the machine is not operating correctly. The GSM solution has also been implemented in Herko’s case. Here, the system notifies Herko’s waste hauler by email, whenever 12 bales have been made and are ready for pickup.

Easy to install

The B5 W is a small baler which has been constructed specifically for companies with smaller amounts of recyclables, but who still need a machine to handle bulky materials. The machine is characterized by a wide filling opening of one meter, which is an advantage when handling larger cardboard boxes.

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