Unbeatable for biomasses and garden waste
Why KBA from Dithmarschen put their trust in the new BA 720
Dithmarschen. Three letters, one mission - die KBA Aufbereitungs- und Verwertungsgesellschaft GmbH & Co. KG, which is located in Dithmarschen, is a classical certified specialist recycling company. The three letters stand for the three recycling categories.The "K" stands for compost, green material, bush cuttings and soils; The " B“ for construction waste, demolition material, building waste, building materials; and the "A“ for old materials, asbestos, special waste and non-disposable wastes, polluted products, paper/cardboard, waste of all types, plastics, films, glass and also mixed waste. There is, however, a fourth letter which describes the mission "recycle what is recyclable" better than any:The "E“ for energy.
KBA has been recycling scrap wood for almost 20 years, and for the last seven years has been producing biomasses for wood-fired heating plants. Olaf Lucht knows every corner of the company which was founded in 1987. Mr. Lucht, who is 44 years old, has been working for KBA for 16 years, and has been accompanied by JENZ machines for the whole time. "I seem to recall vaguely that we once changed the manufacturer. Those machines just couldn't keep up, and since then we have been using JENZ machines" says Mr. Lucht. KBA has been operating the BA 720 biomass processor for three months now, and previously it had two AZ 40 and 55 waste fragmentisers.
The manager of the disposal operation is generally enthusiastic about products made in Wegholm. "I'm on good terms with JENZ. They manage to get innovative ideas off the ground in cooperation with their customers which really help us as a processor.
JENZ definitely belongs in the top three in the industry as a plant manufacturer" praises Mr. Lucht, but at the same time he has to admit there is no such thing as the hen which lays golden eggs on the shredder market. "JENZ is definitely unbeatable in the processing of biomasses and garden waste" says Mr. Lucht. However, when processing scrap wood, the dominance over the competition is not as obvious. Mr. Lucht is really impressed by the service, however. "We have tried out an awful lot of things, and JENZ was always there to support us".
KBA uses the new BA 720 on its own works premises that 75% of the time, and the rest of the time the machine is on the road in Schlewsig-Holstein pulled by a Volvo L90 wheeled loader which still manages 40 km/h. "We tend to run as a complete unit, which means we hardly need any setup time" says Mr. Lucht. He really likes the fact that the BA 720 can do an awful lot, and can produce excellent quality at different grain sizes, needs very little change over time and can process a wide range of materials. "These properties appealed to us and, in the end, were the reason for our decision to purchase" says Mr. Lucht. The decision was taken together with general manager Stefan Masch, who is also a graduate engineer. KBA is now accelerating, because the amount of mobile deployment is to be increased. This could mean that the company's name will change to KBAE in the future - four letters, one mission.