Three is the magic number at Russell Richardson & Sons Ltd
They say the best things come in three's and Sheffield based Russell Richardson & Sons Ltd are certainly reinforcing that statement. Not only have they just relocated their head office after 9 years they have also invested $200,000 in a full plant setup which included an AXO WM832e-16 shredder. The final piece of news is that they have become the first UK Company to order an AXO 408 7.5t Metro Mobile Shredding Truck.
Commenting on the move Jonathan Richardson Managing Director of Russell Richardson comments "We had been looking to move premises for quite some time, however we had never really found a building that met our requirements and location. Following a recent increase in new business which resulted in some larger accounts being won, the need to find a new Head Office became essential. Our new head office is large enough to allow for the growth we have planned in our five year plan and is conveniently situated just minutes from the M1 Motorway."
The AXO WM832e-16 is one of AXO's most popular electric shredders with more than 70% of them being owned by customers who have purchased multiple units. The throughput of this machine is 4000kgs per hour and is the fastest high security shredder AXO currently manufactures. Commenting on his decision to purchase a WM832e-16 Jonathan comments "I was aware of the capabilities of this shredder but upon looking at one working we were surprised at how aggressive it was. We witnessed the shredder shredding dense boxes of paper and it didn't reverse once. The fact that it also came with Soft Start Technology helped us as it wasn't as power hungry as other shredders. We have two men feeding this machine and they cannot keep up."
Finally Jonathan has just become the first UK Company to purchase an AXO 408 7.5t Metro Mobile Shredding Truck. The truck which is in build now and will be Russell Richardson's fourth AXO Mobile Shredding Truck will be completed mid January 2010 and features a number of key differences. These include AXO's new Anti Bridging System which forces paper into the shredder preventing bridging, remote engine start stop, storage area for cardboard and a new weighing system. Jonathan comments "We traveled to Dublin to see a 7.5t AXO truck in operation and were impressed with how quiet it was and the overall compact size which makes it easier for city centre use. We feel that having the smaller truck will allow us to utilise our bigger trucks to jobs that justify the throughput."
The AXO 408 7.5t Metro is the smallest truck in the industry that has a payload of 2200kgs and a throughput of 1200kgs per hour.
Russell Richardson & Sons Ltd is a family business which was founded in 1978 and employs 21 staff. Recycling 100 tones per week and provides a national shredding service throughout the UK.