Harmony Enterprises, Inc. is a leader in the design and manufacture of vertical balers, horizontal balers, and compactors. From our small, highly efficient, and portable M42BC to our System Ten Sixty, our recycling balers can process a wide range of materials and fit almost any baling application. From restaurants, to grocery stores, to large recycling centers, Harmony Enterprises has a baler for any size application. Our compactor line includes indoor and outdoor models. We feature many different sizes with a wide range of capacities to service every customer need.
- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Waste and Recycling - Waste Management
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
- Year Founded:
- $10,000,000 US - $100,000,000 US
A Company on the Cutting Edge of Solid Waste Management.
Over 40 years ago Harmony Enterprises saw the need for a better way to deal with the mounting problem of incineration of cardboard at supermarkets. It was this concern for the resulting air pollution that led to the creation of our first Low Profile Baler. We set the standards for the industry and are now the world leader in the design and manufacturing of solid waste equipment. A third-generation family business today, we are honored to contribute to society by producing equipment that protects the environment and ensures a more beautiful world for future generations.
With a manufacturing facility in Harmony, Minnesota, USA, and a European distribution and technical support office in Toulouse, France, Harmony Enterprises prides itself on providing quality products worldwide. Harmony’s key focuses are on quality, customer service, and safety. You will see our commitment to our customers in our punctual distribution, expert technical and sales support, and through products that are designed to last.
Looking for recycling and waste solutions? We have over 40 models of balers, automatic balers, indoor and outdoor compactors, and other solid waste handling equipment to fit the demand of your recycling and solid waste needs.
Harmony Enterprises Team
At Harmony Enterprises we take pride in the fact that we are never content to rest on our past successes and achievements. We continue to develop and test new ways to improve the manufacturing process for our waste management products and bring you a cutting edge product you can be satisfied with for years to come.
Customer Service – Dedicated to Meet Your Needs
Our worldwide sales and distribution network is customer service focused. We can help meet your needs by helping you identify the equipment best suited for your environment, and provide quality installation assistance and technical support, and rapid part response. Harmony Enterprises offers only quality balers & waste compactors:
- Customized Baling Systems
- Conveyor Fed Automatic Recycling Systems
- Indoor and Outdoor Compactors
- Apartment Compactors
- Low Profile Balers
- And more!
Production – A Quality Minded Group of People Who Care About What They Do
At Harmony Enterprises we’re proud of our fine team. The Midwestern work ethic lives here and we are fortunate to have fine people throughout our entire plant caring about the job at hand. This attitude can make a very big difference in the final outcome of the products. At Harmony Enterprises we care. Here, quality control is everyone’s business and everyone knows this mandate. Nothing leaves our door unless the entire team is satisfied with the product’s quality.
Research & Development – Designing Products that Provide Solutions
From the rough idea to the finished product, Harmony Enterprises leaves no stone unturned. Our company is a problem solving company. First, we find out what is needed by the marketplace. Then, using state-of-the-art CAD technology, we design and engineer a machine that will help create solutions. This makes for a better product, one that will last and perform for you for years to come.
Originally founded in 1962 in Harmony, Minnesota, Harmony Enterprises started their business marketing portable ice fishing shelters and a walking cane that could be made into a folding seat. Later they expanded into canvas tent and roof lifting systems for recreation vehicles and other products for the camping industry.
By 1969, Harmony saw the need to diversify since the RV business was seasonal. Harmony purchased General Polyflex Corporation (GPI) and another small company that lead to the development of a new product – a baler for cardboard boxes. The Low Profile Baler was a great alternative to burning cardboard boxes in an incinerator, which was harmful to the environment.
Demand for Recycling
In 1972, Harmony was manufacturing the baler under the GPI name, to meet the growing demand for retail, industrial and commercial businesses to handle and recycle corrugated cardboard. The demand for balers grew, becoming a more popular method of handling cardboard than the previous method of incineration, which was declining due to environmental impact and legislative changes. Balers are also utilized for baling aluminum cans, plastic containers and other recyclable materials. The quality was immediately recognized, and the balers became a more central focus for the business and demand grew at a steady pace.
Growth & Focus
In the mid-90’s the company went through the largest renovation in the their history and invested in new equipment, new offices, and production area. The sales of Harmony products went global with products in over 25 countries worldwide. The RV products were later discontinued and product lines have since remained focused on the customer demand for recycling and environmental-friendly products, such as the stationary compactors, indoor packers, Smart-Packs, horizontal balers, and more. The GPI name was later discontinued and all products were marketed under Harmony Enterprises.
Today, Harmony Enterprises earns 30% of its business from international sales from over 70 countries. Their sales are from brands big and small, such as Albertsons, Safeway, Walgreen’s, Best Buy, Buffalo Wild Wings, McDonalds, Taco Bell, and more. To continue expansions internationally, Harmony purchased Cypress Environment located in Toulouse France so they can provide top-notch sales and technical support to the European market. This is the first company to be part of the Harmony Europe division of Harmony Enterprises.
Harmony Enterprises acquired Cypress Environnement in the Spring of 2011. Harmony Europe is now open in Toulouse, France, to better serve the needs of our European customers in need of quality recycling and waste solutions. We are happy to provide the full line of customized balers and compactors to all of Europe with a direct European presence.
With a staff of eight who have vast experience selling and servicing balers and compactors, the Harmony Europe team will have the capabilities to provide better service on a local level. Steve Cremer, President of Harmony, explains, “Our staff of technicians in Toulouse will now be able to give ‘European time’ support to our customers.”
Harmony Enterprise’s reputation of quality products and exceptional customer service is spreading across the globe. Cremer emphasizes, “As in the U.S., our customers know that we can not only provide the best solutions to their recycling and waste problems, but also the best customer service in our industry.”