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February 26, 2013
RTGE Staff

BHS Acquires Nihot
Bulk Handling Systems (BHS), Eugene, Ore., U.S., has acquired Nihot Recycling Technology BV (Nihot), an Amsterdam-based company that designs and manufactures air sorting and separation equipment for the recycling, solid waste and other industries.

“We are very excited to welcome Nihot to the BHS family of companies,” says BHS CEO Steve Miller. “Having partnered with Nihot for a number of years, I have great respect for the company’s people and product quality. They are the best at what they do, and our new relationship will strengthen the integrated solutions that BHS offers its customers.”

“BHS and Nihot are similar in that both companies manufacture equipment to the highest levels of quality,” said Cees Duijn, director of Nihot. “Combining our technology, product offerings, global resources and expertise will enhance every function of our business. BHS has positioned itself as the premier systems provider. Nihot is excited to be joining this team and is looking forward to a prosperous partnership.”

Nihot has a global presence in providing air technology, with more than 500 operational installations worldwide. The company’s air separation technologies are used to sort a wide variety of material, including municipal solid waste (MSW), fuel generated from waste, construction and demolition materials, and biomass.

“The acquisition gives BHS yet another resource to utilize as it continues to provide cutting-edge technologies for a wide range of processing needs,” BHS states in a late January news release.

Nihot, established in 1945, designs and makes products that separate waste based on material density and volume.

Steinert Adds Singapore Location

Steinert, a global provider of technical separation equipment for the primary and secondary raw materials sector, has opened an office in Singapore.

Established in Cologne, Germany, in addition to its presence in Asia, the company is active in Europe, Australia, Brazil, China, Japan and the United States.

The company has been involved in the waste, recycling and mining industries for more than 120 years, offering what it calls “a wide spectrum of separation methods, ranging from magnet technology to sensor sorting systems.”

The offices of Steinert Asia are located at 9 Temasek Boulevard, Level 31, Suntec Tower 2, Singapore 038989. Steinert Asia can also be reached via email at and visited on the web at

Eldan equips Cable Recycling Plant in Italy
Eldan Recycling, based in Faaborg, Denmark, has installed a new cable granulation and separation plant at an existing customer’s facility in Italy.

The system is designed to process about 4 tonnes of mixed cables per hour and is valued at around €1 million ($1.35 million). It includes several Eldan models, including an MPR160 Multi Purpose Rasper, HG169 Heavy Granulator, FG1504 Fine Granulator, C22 Separation Table and a PC12 Classifier.

According to Eldan, each machine can be adjusted for various types of cable, including harness wire and communication wire. Eldan says the output material, whether aluminium or copper, can have a purity of 99.5% or better clean metal fraction.

The company says the recent installation is one of several in recent years at both new and existing customer facilities.

“We are very proud of our returning customers that continue to choose us year after year,” says Flemming Hansen, Eldan product manager for cable and WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment). “Many of them have had our machinery running for up to several decades. The durability of our machinery is certainly one of our trademarks.”

Eldan says it has installed more than 830 complete plants and 7,100 single machines in more than 60 countries.