Family-owned Abbey Metal Recycling Ltd, with two Gloucestershire yards specialising in ELV processing and wiring loom extraction, has just received its third Powerhand vehicle dismantling system – a move poised to boost productivity by more than 30%.
Their mission? To efficiently extract and process valuable materials, particularly copper, a highly sought-after material in the recycling market due to its versatility and economic value. Their latest acquisition, a VRS200 mounted on a Hyundai HX235 excavator, promises to significantly up the ante.
Abbey Metal’s journey with Powerhand began in 2019 with their first HX180 system. So impressed were they that two more purchases followed, cementing their loyalty to the UK-based machinery manufacturer. After scrutinising various options, Powerhand’s dismantling prowess stood out as the clear winner, and a live demonstration sealed the deal – it was the only way forward for Abbey Metal.
Processing an average of 200 vehicles per month, Abbey Metal is now primed for a substantial productivity leap with all three Powerhand machines humming in their yard.
Jim Maguire Sr. and Jr., owners of Abbey Metal Recycling Ltd, couldn’t praise Powerhand and Taylor & Braithwaite’s service and communication more highly:
“Their excellent service is why we approached them to purchase our third machine”
Murray Clark, Director of Powerhand, said:
“It is great to see their business go from strength to strength and to continue to invest in world-leading equipment such as the Powerhand VRS200, which allows them to efficiently extract added value from ELVs and to maximise recycled material.
Jim and his team are valued members of the Powerhand owners’ family, and we look forward to seeing and hearing more from them on the operation of their latest machine.”