Industry news: shredder manufacturer UNTHA signs distribution deal with Japanese company
Industrial shredder manufacturer UNTHA has signed a new distribution partnership with engineering firm Sun Earth.
The new agreement between UNTHA and Yokohama based Sun Earth will see the Austrian company’s shredding technology supplied to waste and alternative fuel production facilities throughout Japan. It’s a move which will further UNTHA’s expansion into the Asian market.
According to a statement, Sun Earth is already a leading provider of shredding technology to Japan’s waste management industry. However, a gap in its portfolio recently became apparent with an increasing demand for shredding systems that can handle complex production waste, pulper ropes and single step Solid Recovered Fuel manufacturing. It’s for this reason that the company began talks with UNTHA in spring 2017.
“We want to offer our customers the most advanced waste technologies in the world,” commented Yutaka Ebihara, Sun Earth CEO. “We are constantly on the lookout for innovative yet proven equipment and already have established relationships with other processing and sorting machinery manufacturers in Europe.
“But the world of shredding is becoming increasingly difficult. We therefore needed to source a machine with a tough yet economical cutting system that can withstand the pressures of demanding waste applications and still achieve high performance.”
According to the statement, Sun Earth has already placed an order for an UNTHA XR3000C shredder, which is scheduled to be shipped in early 2018.
“We’ve welcomed members of the technical team to our Salzburg HQ so they can see for themselves how serious we are about shredding. They’ve toured our innovation centre, seen our shredders being built and met various members of the team. Yutaka brought 15 key customers on a similar tour and we’ve since hosted our guests on a number of client sites, before delivering sales and technical training to the engineers,” said Peter Streinik, head of UNTHA’s waste shredding division.
“This is the start of a very exciting relationship which will further cement our presence in Eastern parts of the world.”