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.
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.
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
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