Polcopper has grown into a world-renowned recycling company with an unparalleled development story as a family-run company. Founded in 1990, the company has developed from a small scrapyard to market leader in Poland in the field of scrap management active all over the world. General Manager Piotr Rusiecki has been running the operation since 2000 and handles around 500,000 t of scrap each year with 300 employees. Two new SENNEBOGEN material handling machines have recently begun operation at the company headquarters in Smigiel near Poznan, where they continuously supply the two packaging presses. The people responsible for choosing an electric machine for this task don't regret their decision for a second. Low running costs, minimal background noise and high reliability are key advantages compared with conventional drive versions. Equipped with an 11 m long boom and the elevating Multicab comfort cab, the SENNEBOGEN 818 is ideally suited to the work on the packaging press. The machine reaches over 100 cycles per hour when handling metals of all types and shapes. With the stable wide-track crawler chassis, the 818 always stands firm and can also be turned around and moved easily as required. The hydraulically elevating cab, combined with 0,3 m pylon elevation, provides an unrestricted view into the press from above – safety and visibility are guaranteed.
Reliability and low costs are the most important criteria for General Manager Rusiecki. "Always stay one step ahead" is his motto. In addition to the low running costs, the 818 has also impressed with its environmentally-friendly properties – a factor which Rusiecki is certain will increase in importance in the future in light of rising energy prices. The machines are in operation 24 hours a day with no refuelling break thanks to the electric drive. Material is gathered constantly from the surrounding smaller scrapyards, sorted and then loaded onto vehicles. The easy operation and high power reserves make the machine a reliable partner in everyday use. The drivers and managers are extremely satisfied with the service provided by the Polish sales and service partner Bax Baumaschinen. "We decided together that the SENNEBOGEN 818 was the optimal machine for our needs. The technicians are on-site quickly when needed and support our drivers and mechanics with all maintenance work – this is a key aspect, as we can't afford downtime", explains General Manager Rusiecki.