Welcome to the January 2024 edition of Compaction Catch Up, our monthly update on how the business is doing. We aim to show off our production capabilities as well as our superb team.

If you follow us on our social media you would already know we get some components laser cut for precision. We have been ordering the next batch before we have received delivery of the last order so we can keep the manufacturing team fed with parts.

With such a busy month the workshop team have been looking at ways to speed up the production of our mobile compactors, they are the most labour-intensive model we manufacture and also currently the one that is most requested. The team believe they can reduce the production time by 20%. That would represent a reduction in just the welding time from 10 days to 8 per compactor.

Another delivery from Lasered Components
Two of our welders in the process of manufacturing a MC32 Mobile Compactor
The new Design Room

We have finished the Design Room. It's much bigger and looks a lot nicer than before. But we have realised the shelves and cupboards now look rubbish compared to the rest of the room so we will update them shortly.

We have had a busy January with a number of large orders coming in, this has bumped up our lead times a bit but our workshop team is working hard to get everything built.

  • Our engineers have serviced 139 balers and compactors this month.
  • We completed 10 installs this month
  • Our engineers completed 5 LOLER Inspections this month.
  • They also completed 3 training sessions this month.
An upside down packer in the process of being welding
An example of our new welder, Nicks, work
Ashley servicing a HB550 Mill Size Baler
  • Our new welder Simon has now passed his probation period and is a full-fledged member of the team.
  • We were anticipating the large orders coming in (just not at the same time) so we have been on the hunt for another welder, through a recruitment agency we work closely with they found Nick who started with us in mid-January. He is an experienced welder and we are happy to have him join our team. You can see a piece of his work to the left.
  • We have 2 bespoke compactor builds going through the workshop at the moment. One is a MC32 suitable for a lower ceiling. And a SC3000 Static Dock Loaded, with a walkway and a chute. Keep an eye on our socials for more about these.
  • Our marketer, Kevin, went on a service with our engineer Ashley to learn more about how things are done in the field and to understand how we as a company look after the machines under our care. Kevin said he learned a lot and Ashley said he got a headache from all the questions!
A bespoke SC3000 Static Compactor
A bespoke MC32 Mobile Compactor