Ipswich, United Kingdom-based S. Sacker Ltd., also known as Sackers Recycling, says it experienced double-digit sales growth in 2018 and recorded more than £35 million ($46 million) in sales during the year.
The company says its “haulage jobs have increased by 32 percent” compared to the year before, its commercial container and bin service increased by 28 percent, and the company “continues to provide services to large businesses like Sizewell [nuclear power station] and U.K. power networks.”
The company also indicates it grew its company staffing level by 14 percent during 2018, and on the capital investment side it added “a new fleet of vehicles, two new JCB [loaders], two new loading shovels, two new cranes and two new forklifts, which have super fuel efficiency to improve our impact on the environment.”
In an online article posted by U.K.-based Insider Media, Sackers Recycling reports surpassing £35 million in sales in 2018.
David Dodds, the company’s managing director, is quoted as saying the firm is exploring an investment in metals sorting technology for 2019. The system being considered, says Dodds, will “enable us to supply secondary metal to all our worldwide consumers with extreme confidence, knowing the exact chemical analysis of each batch.”
The company also reports on its own website that it is starting off 2019 by ramping up its new wire and cable processing system provided by Denmark-based Eldan Recycling A/S. According to Sackers Recycling, “2019 starts off for us with the installation of a new cable granulator [that] will be up and running in February.”
Sackers Recycling says the wire processing system “will allow us to process cable at our site rather than selling it on for processing.” Adds the firm, “The machine will run for eight hours per day and will process an incredible 84 kilograms (185 pounds) of cable every minute. Once the copper is processed, it will be sold to customers all over the world, but mostly India and China, [where] it is usually recycled back into more copper cable.”
The U.K. firm describes its new system of consisting of four stages:
- stage one: an Eldan Rasper chops the cable into 10-to-12 millimeter (mm) pieces , and a magnetic belt removes the steel and other magnetic products;
- stage two: a buffer silo spreads the pieces to ensure they are evenly fed into the upcoming granulator;
- stage three: the granulator processes the material into finer pieces of around 4 mm ( inches) or less; and
- stage four: a separation table vibrates the processed pieces, using gravity to separate the plastic from the copper.