Eldan Recycling A/S

Eldan Recycling A/S

Eldan Recycling A/S is one of the leading suppliers of equipment to the recycling and waste handling industries. We design and manufacture the equipment in-house at the production facility in Faaborg, Denmark. The main field of expertise is solutions for recycling of tyre, cable, aluminium (UBCs) and WEEE (Waste Electronic and Electric Equipment). During the past 60 years we have installed more than 830 plants and 7100 single machines worldwide. All equipment is manufactured in-house, ensuring the quality of the product and the flexibility of the production program. We offer different turn-key plants to meet specific end-products. The After-Sales-Division offer ad hoc and planned service, and constantly hold an extensive stock of spare and wear parts. As of January 1st 2016, REDOMA Recycling AB is a part of the ELDAN Group, forming the world’s largest manufacturer of cable recycling equipment with 90 years of joint experience.

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Vaerkmestervej 4 , Faaborg , 5600 Denmark


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Business Type:
Industry Type:
Recycling Systems
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
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Eldan Recycling is a leading supplier of modern recycling equipment. We give our customers the best possible tools to succeed with their business, and we are recognised worldwide for it. During the years, we have supplied equipment to some of the largest recycling companies in the world, helping them making recycling a successful and profitable business. We have also assisted companies entering the recycling industry to build up a state of the art recycling facility. Throughout 60 years we have installed more than 830 complete systems and 7,100 single machines to customers in 65 countries. That is a track record which is hard to beat!

Our product range cover machines as well as standard and tailored recycling solutions for processing of tyres, cables, electronic waste (WEEE), aluminium, refrigerators, household waste (MSW) and magnesium. We are however not limited to these waste types, but have also solutions for processing of e.g. windmill wings, pocket mattresses and casino coins.

The Eldan equipment is developed and manufactured in-house in Denmark by our highly experienced personnel. Part from head office and production facility in Denmark, we have sales offices in Germany, France, Netherlands, United Kingdom, USA, Australia and Brazil. In markets where we do not have a sales office, we are represented by agents.

Having the opportunity to speak with you as a potential customer face to face is an opportunity we prioritise at Eldan Recycling. Each year we participate at many exhibitions worldwide together with local representative agents. If you are interested in meeting us at one of them, you are welcome to our stand/booth or contact us in advance at info@eldan-recycling.com.

We look forward to meeting you.

The corporate roots of Eldan Recycling A/S dates back to 1956, and when E. Laursens Maskinfabrik A/S was founded in Copenhagen, Denmark, by Ejvind Laursen. The company produced and marketed various types of scrap shears.

In 1971 the company moved to new and bigger production facilities in Faaborg on Funen, Denmark.

In 1980 Steen Laursen took over the company from his father, Ejvind Laursen and the company changed its name to Eldan. The name Eldan originates from E (Ejvind) L (Laursen) and DAN (Denmark). The activities on the export market were intensified and today Eldan markets its system solutions globally. Contact with customers is maintained through own sales offices as well as an extensive agent network.

Over the years the company extended its product portfolio and today it includes cable strippers, alligator shears, ACSR shears, machines and complete plants for processing of e.g. tyre, cable, electronics (WEEE), aluminium. Since the beginning the company has specialized in developing and manufacturing of machines and plants for the recycling industry.

In 1999 Eldan was sold to the large Swedish business group Carl Bennet AB (website) with Steen Laursen remaining as Managing Director of the company. Since 2000 Eldan has been a part of the environmental section of Carl Bennet AB - Lifco AB (website).

In 2001 Eldan moved to its current, larger facilities in Faaborg.

In 2005 Toni Reftman was made Managing Director of Eldan preparing the company for Steen Laursen’s retirement.

In 2008 Eldan Recycling expanded their production facilities considerably by adding two new workshops to the premises and today the premises of Eldan Recycling A/S is covering an area of 10.000 m2. This step was taken to meet the high demand for Eldan equipment and to shorten the delivery time. This also gives an excellent opportunity carry out trials with the specific material types.

Until 2009 Steen Laursen was involved in the company as a business development manager and consultant.

In 2014 49.9% of the Lifco Group was introduced and noted on the Nasdaq Stockholm’s main list. The majority (51.1%) of the Lifco Group is however still owned by Carl Bennet AB.

As of January 1st 2016, REDOMA Recycling AB is a part of the ELDAN Group, forming the world’s largest manufacturer of cable recycling equipment with 90 years of joint experience.

During the past 60 years, we have been working hard to supply the best equipment to the recycling industry. We are proud to present a track record of more than 830 complete systems and 7100 individual machines installed worldwide. There are many reasons to why Eldan is the first choice in recycling equipment. To start with our high-quality, flexible equipment is developed and manufactured by experienced, service-minded personnel.

Professional Teamwork

Eldan is one of the few companies supplying equipment to the recycling industry produced in-house. This enable information to be communicated quickly and accurately between different departments. Short communication paths ensure product quality and flexibility in production.

The production facilities consist of the latest technology and production equipment. CNC controlled machinery is as one example an integral part of our production environment. All Eldan equipment is manufactured in accordance with EC standards.

Electrical control panels to the recycling lines are also produced in-house, which is much appreciated by our customers. By using these control panels, the user can control the power consumption and production of the entire plant, making production highly power-efficient.

Eldan offers a complete package of services ranging from design and manufacture, to delivery, installation and after-sales services. As we are total suppliers of the equipment, we personally take care of all steps of the project - from the first sales meeting to the moment you start production.

The team behind our success

The Eldan team consist of more than 100 highly trained and experienced colleagues. For us it is important to keep the experience gained within the company, and we are proud to say that most of our employees have been with us for 20-40 years.

  • The product managers are our experts on recycling solutions for a specific recycling area.
  • The sales department is run by our area sales managers, who are assisted by our sales coordinators and a strong worldwide network of representatives and distributors.
  • The project and engineering department includes our experienced project managers who follow up on all our projects, and collaborate regularly with the customer throughout the engineering, installation and running-in phases of the equipment.
  • Our technical and service departments provide fast and efficient after-sales service, including any technical support that might be required.
  • In the production department modern machinery is used in the manufacture of our high-quality equipment. These processes involve the machining department, the welding department, the assembly department, as well as our own in-house electrical department.
  • Our experienced travelling teams are available to install and commission new equipment and to train your personnel in its operation, adjustment and maintenance.
  • The research and development department work closely with our customers. They constantly adapt, develop and design machines and complete plants to meet specific new requirements.

The Service and After Sales Division is your reliable partner. We offer ad hoc service on existing as well as new equipment through our trained and experienced service engineers and supervisors. By contacting one of our parts co-ordinators you will get the best possible solution for your company. We can for example supply you with flexible service contracts to ensure planned, preventive maintenance of your production line, or tailored contracts to ensure parts being available for immediate call off. In addition, we constantly hold a stock of parts.

As with all large investments it is vital to take good care of it by planning for regular maintenance. Continuous maintenance is a winning strategy in the long run. Eldan has customers who have had their equipment for more than 25 years - and it's still running! Read more about how maintenance saves money here.

Recycling equipment and recycling machines manufactured and supplied by Eldan Recycling has converted millions of tons of industrial and consumer waste and scrap into valuable commodities. We have the know-how, the experience and the capability to perform all aspects of a supply contract – from design the recycling system to its commissioning.

All machines and systems developed at Eldan are made with the customer and the market in focus. The recycling systems are solutions to the problems and requirements which our customers have faced during the years. All product development and system design is focused to meet market requirements. Since we know that many entering the recycling industry wishes to start off their business small scale with the possibility to expand the system later on, we have a modular design of the systems. If the customer wants to increase production or further improve output quality it is merely a question to change machine to a larger model, or add on to the system.

Many of our customers - especially within tyre recycling - wants the flexibility to produce different sizes of output. Since many of the machines and systems are 'multi-size' this is merely a question of changing the screen combination.

To achieve the required type of end-product, different standard recycling plants are available. The standard recycling plant is also the starting point when a solution is tailored to suit specific customer requirements.