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Posted on : Jul 12, 2009
Battery sorting in Ireland

Battery sorting specialist Van Peperzeel from the Netherlands has just delivered
a battery sorting installation to KMK Metals Recycling in Ireland. The machine
is a model out of the range PBS-Compact. The contract was to supply and install
a sorting facility and provide training for the people on location in Ireland.

The contact for cooperation between the two companies started shortly after the
13th International Congress for Battery Recycling in Düsseldorf, Germany. 'After
a visit to the Dutch sorting centre for waste consumer batteries it all went
then very quickly,' says Managing Director Johan van Peperzeel. It was soon
clear that we were both on the same track. The negotiations went well and the
delivery time for building the machine was more than acceptable.

At the beginning of the year the machine was shipped to Ireland, installed and
soon thereafter the training of the local people started. The training was given
by Van Peperzeel staff, with many years of batteries sorting experience in the

The technology exchange and training is working to the satisfaction of both
parties and the first deliveries of sorted batteries to European recycling
companies have been made. A second additional detailed training session has been
given to the workers in Ireland. `I expect in the future that the cooperation
between the two companies will increase and we are designing a second larger
installation for KMK Metals' new facility in the UK`, says a satisfied Johan van

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