Impaktor 250 evo takes family owned recycling company to the next level

Published 8/7 at 18:30

Husband and wife team Myles and Aimee Tichband have a strong connection to the recycling industry. Aimee's father ran a successful waste and metal recycling business when Aimee was young.

In 2015, the couple decided to start Copia Metals, based Charlton in south east London. Since it’s opening, the company has seen steady growth. In December 2020, Copia Waste opened alongside Copia Metals providing a one stop shop for recycling needs.

“With both Copia Waste and Copia Metals growing exponentially, the biggest challenge we face is recycling and managing the material we receive. Specifically at our waste transfer station, general construction waste is what we deal with, on a day to day basis, from sites in and around London. Trying to hit our recycling targets in a quick, effective, environmentally friendly manner is one of the core values that set us apart from other companies, that’s why we believe it is an aspect which needs to be continuously monitored in order to improve it,” explains Aimee Tichband, managing director of Copia Metals & Waste limited.

Aimee continues: “This challenge led us to our latest purchase - the Arjes Impaktor 250 evo – custom made for Copia green. Doyle Machinery (Arjes’ distributor) is very well known within the waste and metal industry, so they were our first port of call when looking to purchase a shredder. Doyle machinery and Patrick King gave us first class service, great advice and arranged everything, right down to the customisation of the machine. Since the moment we received the shredder, we have been able to speed up the recycling process by collecting the various waste streams, processing them directly and sorting them into different recyclable categories, as well as saving well needed space by reducing the volume of the material, therefore, more waste can be processed on site. We purchased both the metal and waste shredding tool shafts with cassettes, which are easy and trouble free to change making the Impaktor 250 evo perfectly versatile for both sides of our business. We are more than satisfied, not only with the machine, but also with the service provided by Doyle Machinery, in particular Patrick, who went above and beyond from start to finish.”

“We look forward to the continued growth of both business and can’t wait to see what Copia Metals & Waste has in store for the rest of 2021. We are committed to stamping out waste to landfill and recycling 100% of all metal and waste streams that we deal with. We’ve recently looked into waste for fuel plants and are hoping we can make further progress in our recycling mission. As a leading company within the metal and waste sector we will continue to re-evaluate our operational methods and adapt our machinery to meet the challenges of the industry.”

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