P. Olesen A/S: Our new shredder is cheaper to run and has given us shorter workdays
An accident confirmed that M&J was the right decision
Only a few months after the new shredder was installed, an accident happened at the sorting site: A fire broke out outside the workshop and damaged the building, the test shredder’s conveyors and electrical installation, and P. Olesen’s PreShred.
Without any operational shredders, Brian and his colleagues suddenly found themselves in a difficult situation:
“The materials kept coming in and we could not process them. We had to make it work, so we hired external help one week at a time. As soon as he got to the bottom of the pile, it would fill up again. It was a nightmare while it lasted”, says Brian.
Olesen’s original PreShred was fire damaged, and the company was back to looking for a new shredder. Having seen how the external machine performed, Brian was still convinced that M&J was the right decision:
“The shredder we rented from another brand did not perform as well as our M&J on waste. It would not chew through it. I told my colleagues that we should buy what we already had. We knew the P250 worked, and the capacity was good. And since we had not had any issues with it, we should go back to it”.
And so they did.
When the shredder was installed and the workshop reopened, it was cause for great celebration, Brian explained with a smile:
“We celebrated it with “smørrebrød” (ed: open-faced sandwiches). It was a great day”.
Now the sorting site is back to normal and in the rare occasion that P. Olesen needs help with their waste shredder, Brian just picks up the phone:
“M&J is responsible for the service of the shredder. We don’t touch it. We never have. We just pick up the phone and call you guys. It works really well. The service technicians are quickly on site, so our machine is rarely idle. It’s nice to be able to leave service to M&J, so I can focus on running the site”, Brian finishes.
About the company:
Olesen A/S is a family-run company with more than 50 years’ experience in demolition, from total demolition of large industrial buildings to internal demolition as part of renovation projects.
They are specialists within the legislation about demolition and have a strong focus on the environmental, health, and safety aspects of demolition. In 2022, they won an environmental award for their sustainability efforts.