The scrap metal industry is big business in the UK and the world over, so purchasing the right material handling machine is of the highest importance.
TDL Equipment has a wide range of quality material handling machines within the Atlas range. This range of machine has a proven track record and is a popular choice for companies operating in the emerging scrap metal industry.
Part of the emergence of the scrap metal industry is due to the demolition of old, worn-out, and tired structures that need upgrading and replacing. Companies have discovered that it is easier to recycle metal structures left over from the production of other products than it is to produce new metals from scratch. This has accelerated the growth of the scrap metal industry. We now find that recycling scrap metals not only saves time and precious natural resources, but it is also better for the environment.
Estimates are that 84% of the iron and steel used in foundries is recycled scrap. Recycling steel requires 56% less energy than producing steel from iron ore, and reduces Co2 emissions by up to 58%. Recycling also reduces the need for mining virgin ore. One of the latest studies by the Institute for Scrap Metal Recycling found that nearly 500,000 jobs have been created by the industry. The economic and environmental benefits of the scrap metal industry are there for all to see, and this is where purchasing quality material handling machines comes into the equation.
TDL equipment are the UK’s sole distributor for the world renowned Atlas material handling machines. The Atlas range is designed specifically for material handling applications in the scrap and waste industry. The robust Atlas material handlers come with world renowned German quality built in as standard. This gives scrap metal companies the peace of mind that they have purchased a machine that will continue to perform at the highest level over a number of years.