- Challenge: Client had voluminous amount of paper products and improperly made filters. The extra paper accumulation was so bad that it was blocking their distribution docks by constantly transporting dumpsters to be emptied. They had 6 dumpsters throughout the plant that were being dumped 32 times per day.
- Solution: Now the RotoPac bags are removed 5 or 6 times per day.
- Result: By reducing the forklift travel they reduced the maintenance on their fleet, picked up more plant floor space to use in production and calculated $52,000 annual savings in fork lift operator costs.
As the maintenance manager of the Purolator Filters North America location in Fayetteville, NC, Ray, deals with an over abundance of paper in his workplace everyday. Essentially, excess paper products and bad filters are constantly accumulating throughout the facility, which generates an obvious disposal need.
“We were hauling dumpsters around to handle all the garbage generated by these filter by-products,” state Ray. “Not only was it inefficient from a workflow perspective, but we had to worry about blocking our distribution docks in constantly transporting these dumpsters to be emptied.”
This led Ray to consider several options, but ultimately he and Purolator chose to purchase two of KenBay’s RotoPac industrial trash compactors. Purolator now experiences a number of benefits, including:
- Greater floor safety with reduced fork truck traffic
- Fork truck travel times throughout the plant were reduced, which meant less maintenance was needed for their fleet.
- Lower hauling costs.
- Less dumpster space means more workspace and a less crowded production floor.
- Previously, the plant was dumping six dumpsters throughout the plant 32 times per day. Now they only need to dispose of the bagged bundles from the compactors five or six times per day
- A return on investment of about one year.
They have a much happier plant manager thanks to a safer, cleaner work environment.