Industry & Production - Citizens of Humanity

Bramidan baler tackles cardboard overflow at denim factory

Los Angeles-based denim manufacturer, Citizens of Humanity, installs a Bramidan B30 Wide vertical baler to tackle cardboard waste overflowing the factory floor.

Challenges

  • stop Time spent handling cardboard boxes
  • stop Many large and bulky boxes
  • stop Space-consuming waste setup

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Machines chosen

Vertical baler model B30 Wide

Filling opening: 1525 x 560 mm

Bale weight: 375-500 kg - cardboard

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Benefits

  • done Free up staff
  • done Reduce space needed for waste handling
  • done Sell bales for a profit

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Overflowing cardboard was a problem

Since their establishment in 2003, Citizens of Humanity has become an increasingly influential denim manufacturer with a focus on customer comfort and fit.

As the fashion brand grew, cardboard boxes began overflowing the factory floor as well as the shipping area and the parking lot. The boxes are used for inter-company deliveries and then discarded once clothing is ready to be transported to a distributor.

Four pallets of stacked cardboard boxes now equal a single bale

To overcome the cardboard chaos, Citizens of Humanity reached out to Bramidan for a solution – and the answer was the B30 Wide vertical baler.

Before installing the baler, employees would break down the bulky boxes using box cutters and stack them on pallets. What previously amounted to four pallets of cardboard is now compacted into a single cardboard bale.

Bramidan baler B30 Wide installed at Citizens of Humanity

The extra wide baler opening means that even the largest and bulkiest boxes fit right into the baler and no cutting or breaking down is needed.

Frees up people for production

According to the Production Manager at Citizens of Humanity, Dora Linhares, the company is very satisfied with the vertical baler and have already seen the positive effects of baling cardboard.

Dora says, “We save so much time and effort. We don’t have to break the boxes down and we always have space in the shipping area. We were even able to take one person from handling boxes and put them in production.”

Uninterrupted and noiseless operations

Because of its extraordinary low noise level, the machine has not interrupted the daily tasks at the factory.

The security guard, who sits at a desk just one meter or so away from the baler, says the baler is so silent, he hardly notices when it is being operated. He can complete paperwork without any distractions.

Recycling is cost-efficient

With the addition of the B30 Wide, Citizens of Humanity now receives money for their finished cardboard bales: “We used to have a truck pick up all our cardboard and haul it to a recycler. It was costing us money. Now the recycler picks it up and pays us for our bales,” Dora Linhares says.

We save so much time and effort. We don’t have to break the boxes down and we always have space in the shipping area. We were even able to take one person from handling boxes and put them in production.

— Dora Linhares, Production Manager

Facts about:

Citizens of Humanity

Established in 2003, Citizens of Humanity designs, markets and produces denim clothing under a variety of brands including the namesake Citizens of Humanity. All denim is produced in a full vertical facility to ensure the product is unparalleled. Citizens of Humanity is distributed in more than 35 countries including web-based high-end specialty boutiques and luxury department stores, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.

Facts about:

Citizens of Humanity

Established in 2003, Citizens of Humanity designs, markets and produces denim clothing under a variety of brands including the namesake Citizens of Humanity. All denim is produced in a full vertical facility to ensure the product is unparalleled. Citizens of Humanity is distributed in more than 35 countries including web-based high-end specialty boutiques and luxury department stores, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.

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