Sustaining maximum efficiency

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Abitibi Consolidated Group subsidiary Bridgewater Paper Mill (BPM) has replaced most of the materials handling equipment at its Ellesmere Port facility with Linde products to “consistently sustain maximum efficiency”.

BPM has used Linde regional national network company Linde Sterling, of Buckley, for six years. In a move to rationalise the materials handling operation, BPM decided that Linde Sterling should take over the management of the fleet as well as identify and replace any existing trucks that had reached the end of their useful working life.

All the paper used at the Ellesmere Port mill is made from waste paper recovered from “paperbanks” and kerbside recycling schemes. Twelve tonnes of waste paper is needed to produce ten tonnes of newsprint quality paper, and more than 360,000 tonnes of waste paper passes through the mill every year.

The mill operates 24/7, 365 days a year. It was decided that Linde H 60 Ds equipped with bales clamps could handle the bales of waste paper in the first stages of the recycling process, while several H 45 Ds featuring non-rotating paper reel clamps and an H 30 D with a rotating paper reel clamp would be used to cope with the finished rolls.

Other Linde equipment includes T 20 R reel transporter pallet trucks, H 30 Ds, an E 12 electric counterbalance machine and a pedestrian-operated T 20 pallet unit.

Linde Material Handling is one of several materials handling specialists exhibiting at Logistics Link 2005, being held at Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey on February 1 and 2, 2005. For further information contact Richard Milbourn on 020 8661 1160, email or visit

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