Barakat is a leading chain of fresh fruits and vegetable processors trading in the Middle East. Their Factory in Jebel Ali is one of the best facilities in the UAE for processing and repacking large quantities of fruits and vegetables.
Barakat generates large volumes of packaging waste on a daily basis which was taking up large areas of factory space in the Operational facility. The loose waste was manually unfolded, which consumed a significant amount of time and manpower.
Removing the loose waste was also causing a drain on electrical power as the doors were repeatedly opened and closed.
Mil-tek supplied a Model 509 baler. The recyclable waste is now systematically baled and transported in a very cost effective manner. Rakesh Kumar, Production Manager, Barakat Quality Plus had the following to say:
"Since the introduction of the Mil-tek baler we have created space in the warehouse that we never had before. We have reduced our labour costs, reduced our collections by 50% and increased revenue from our cardboard cartons.
We have even noticed some unexpected benefits such as lower electricity costs because the cooler door to bring the waste out is being opened less frequently.’’