Pulp was founded in 2004, beginning with one on-site shredding truck. The company has grown organically over the past 11 years and now offers an all-Ireland confidential shredding service with both on-site and off-site options. They operate their own baling facility also. Recently, the company decided to purchase a new on-site shredding vehicle and chose the Shred Tech MDX-1 as their preferred model.
General Manager, Brian Young, explains why:
“The vast majority of our growth in the past 4 years had been in our off-site shredding service. This was partly due to the fact that customers were looking for the most cost effective method to have their secure data destroyed; partly due to the fact that we developed an innovative method of off-site shredding which guarantees absolute security. Also during this time, we had managed to increase efficiencies within our on-site shredding fleet so were not in a position to purchase a new on-site shredding vehicle for some time. However, we were always aware that our fleet would need updating at some stage, so we had kept ourselves informed of developments in the market place.
I was very aware of the MDX-1 model through conversations with Global Recycling/Shred-Tech at NAID conferences etc., and I believed it to be a ‘game-changer’ in relation to the massively increased throughput as well as the ability to shred at EN15713 Level 6 at the click of a button. I had always asked other (mostly UK based) shredding operators what their experience was with this model and their feedback couldn’t have been more positive. Therefore, when we began seeing an increase in our on-site business, we knew the time was right to purchase a new vehicle.
We did a lot of investigating to see what else was available, but in truth the next closest option was the MDS-2 also supplied by Shred-Tech. However, we felt that the option to shred to Level 6 was too good to pass by. Therefore, we made the decision to place the order.
I couldn’t compliment the Global Recycling/Shred-Tech team enough. They did everything to ensure the vehicle was delivered ahead of schedule and all aspects were taken care of. The timing couldn’t have been better as the paint had barely dried before we had it in operation! The team of operators we have using the truck are two of our most experienced and they can’t get over the speed and ease of use at which it operates. It has greatly increased the amount of work we can get through in one day.
The future is extremely bright for us here in PULP now, as we are having conversations with existing and potential clients about our ability to shred to such a high standard. It has also given us some much needed capacity in our fleet, enabling preventative maintenance. However, our sales team are busy filling it!”.
“Shred-Tech® has helped us capitalize on the demand for on-site shredding services.”
“The Shred-Tech 10GT mobile shredding truck has been everything I envisioned when I ordered it. Driving the truck is undemanding, and delivers superior comfort and handling.”
“Since using the Shred-Tech® mobile shredding system my customer base has increased 15 percent each month.”
“The learning curve for using Shred-Tech® trucks is very short and we appreciate their ease-of-use.”
“Our business is built upon Shred-Tech® equipment. Our mobile and stationary shredders are such proven workhorses, I never worry about down-time.”
“I’ve been very happy with the customer service I’ve received from Shred-Tech®.”
“Shred-Tech® understands the haste needed to keep trucks in working condition. They go above and beyond, fixing any problem that may arise.”
“Shred-Tech® made it possible for us to work for ourselves by providing all the required resources to start our own mobile document destruction business.”
“When I wrote the business plan for my shredding business, I thought the projection of purchasing 1 new shredding vehicle per year for the first 5 years was too aggressive. But after 5 years in business, we put 8 Shred-Tech® trucks on the road and dominated the Metro Boston market.”
“There will always be a demand for shredding services – it’s a recession-proof industry.”
“The features that impressed us the most? That’s a long list. The MDX-1 is a real game changer.”
“I wouldn’t buy anything other than Shred-Tech. The variety of equipment they offer, the service levels and the back-up have helped us grow our business.”
“They are approachable… its good to speak to people who have real (industry) experience.”
“The (Shred-Tech) ST-35 is the best machine in the industry; I can’t find enough paper to keep the machine busy”
“The quicker we can get in and out…the more profit we make.”
“When we broke a shaft on our secondhand Shred-Tech® truck, they had a technician down to me who worked through the night to fix it.”
“Shred-Tech® has been a fantastic partner, enabling us to get into the shredding business and promoting us within their network.”
“We surpassed all of our sales targets for our first year in business… Shred-Tech®’s equipment has clearly benefitted us.”
“If somebody wants to get into this business, and they work with Shred-Tech®, they’ll be successful and profitable.”
“We don’t want to be truck guys, we want to be grow our business guys.”
“The right sales plan, the right marketing plan, and with Shred-Tech®’s equipment, being as reliable as it is, it’s a good formula for success and a good formula for profitability.”
“We were amazed at the enormity of the company, the knowledge that they had. We knew we were in the right place.”
“A big selling factor and a huge selling tool when I’m out there competing”