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Blue Group sign distribution agreement with CK International

Apr 26, 2023Apr 26, 2023

Blue Group have announced a new distribution agreement with CK International, a leading manufacturer of high quality baling solutions. The agreement will see Blue supply the full range of twin ram automatic balers, fully automatic channel balers and semi-automatic horizontal balers throughout England, Wales, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.

Established in 1996, CK International, was set up by Paul Conlon, and are based near Dungannon in Northern Ireland with their site incorporating a purpose built 6,000sq. m manufacturing facility. Over the past 21 years the business has grown to become one of the leading suppliers of waste compaction equipment throughout Europe, developing a reputation for robust, reliable equipment, as well as a customer focused ethos

The range of balers available from CK is extensive, including fully automatic twin ram balers, semi-automatic horizontal balers and vertical balers, all of which are made in their entirety at their factory in Dungannon. Furthermore the expertise within the engineering team allows for the customisation of the equipment, enabling the business to supply bespoke solutions to customers. The range of fully automatic twin balers starts with the entry level CKTR63 which provides a cost effective solution for processors with throughputs of around 3.5tph. CK's range also includes the CKTR82, designed to produce high density bales. This multiple material baler produces a standard mill size bale allowing for the space within the shipping container to be fully optimised and therefore maximising payload. For companies looking for a high throughout there is the CKTR121 model which produces a large mill size bale, therefore reducing wrapping, strapping, handling and transport costs.CK International's range of channel balers incorporates the Avos Series, which are designed for the compaction of large waste and recycling material, such as cardboard, PET and composite materials.Offering the most extensive range of semi-automatic balers in the world, CK International are able to offer a solution for all kinds of recycled materials. Due to the fact that semi-automatic horizontal machines process waste against a fixed surface, bale density in these machines often surpasses that of channel balers. These models are capable of processing up to 3 tonnes of material per hour.Commenting on the deal, Sean McGeary, Sales Director at Blue Central said, "The exceptional build quality of CK International's machinery, along with their focus on providing exceptional customer support means they are the perfect fit for Blue. We are delighted to have agreed this deal and look forward to growing sales of CK International equipment throughout 2017 and beyond". Paul Conlon, Founder and Chairman at CK International also said "While we have enjoyed good success in the UK market, we see even greater potential, and are therefore delighted to partner with such an established company as Blue. We place great emphasis on continued customer support, having engineers based throughout the UK should customers require our assistance. With Blue's focus on aftersales service we also feel there is great synergy between our two organisations.