Scrap recycling company from the UK turns green with Sennebogen 830 E seriesPublished 5/10, 2020 at 16:24
Synetiq, the largest salvage and vehicle recycling company in the UK, has invested in a new Sennebogen 830 E series scrap material handler supplied by Molson Green.
Synetiq has been on a remarkable growth trajectory since it launched last year, following the merger of four well established businesses from the salvage and vehicle recycling industry. Now arguably the largest business of its kind in Europe, Synetiq has sites positioned throughout the UK, including an impressive site in Doncaster that is home to its new Sennebogen 830 E series.
End of life vehicle recycling
There are several avenues a vehicle can go down once it arrives through the gates of the Doncaster site. Vehicles which are listed as Category S or N write offs are deemed as suitable for repair. These are prepared and sold via Synetiq’s own online salvage auction which is used by vehicle traders and repairers worldwide. Category B vehicles are not suitable for repair, but some may contain parts which are perfectly suitable for reuse. These are cleaned, prepared and quality controlled before being sold to a wide range of customers. The shells of these vehicles are crushed on site, ensuring they can never return to the road. After this process, Category B and other ELVs (end of life vehicles) can begin the compliant recycling process. Once an ELV has been de-polluted and harvested of any undamaged or reusable parts, the remainder of the vehicle is transported to the baling plant to be recycled.
830 E series integrated in the core processes on site
Ray Curry, operations director at Synetiq, describes the baling plant at the flagship Doncaster site as the ‘beating heart of the business’, with approximately 80% of the vehicles being handled by the Sennebogen material handler before being loaded into articulated wagons. Ray Curry says, “On a busy week the baling plant can process around 700 vehicles. With that sort of throughput, the reliability of our plant and machinery is key. With lorries constantly delivering new stock and taking away processed vehicles, a breakdown can easily cause our operation significant problems.”
A wide variety of equipment options
Synetiq chose an 830 with mobile undercarriage, which offers an impressive 17m reach. Using the four outriggers to stabilise the undercarriage, the operator can remain in one location and pick the stripped vehicles safely, load them into the baler, stockpile them once processed and even load incoming trucks without having to move. To assist operators in completing tasks more efficiently, the 830 E series has an elevating cab, with additional windscreen and roof protection allowing the operator’s eye level to rise to approximately 5.65m. The operator can then see clearly into trailers when loading, ensuring the load is filled to maximum capacity with a greater degree of accuracy. Inside the cab, the operator has an uninterrupted forward view thanks to the ergonomically designed joystick control which has no steering column that blocks the operators’ view to the ground where the majority of sorting is completed in this application. It additionally has sensitive response behaviour for precise sorting and piling tasks.
Molson Green sales manager, Dave Peacock said, “Ray and his team were very clear from the outset on what the machine had to do and underlined how we had to support them as a dealer. Any concerns about the after sales backup support from Molson were quickly addressed when we discussed our 10 service locations, significant stock holding of spare parts and the network of over 75 service engineers.”