Metso to deliver shredding plant to India


Metso Corp., headquartered in Helsinki, has received an order to supply a Texas Shredder PS metal shredder for installation at Tata Steel Ltd.’s upcoming steel scrap recycling plant in India. The company says the shredder will be the first of its kind in that country.

India-based integrated steel producer Tata Steel has manufacturing operations in 26 countries. The company’s annual crude steel capacity across its Indian operations is nearly 13 million tons per year.

According to the press release from Metso announcing the sale, the companies have a history of more than 25 years of cooperation in India.

The value of the order, which was booked in the second quarter of this year, has not been disclosed.

“We are very honored that Tata Steel is relying on our proven metal shredding technology, which is among the most comprehensive in the industry,” says Keith Carroll, director of business development, Metso Metal Recycling, who is based out of San Antonio. “Many of our processing equipment solutions are globally recognized as the benchmark for their product types.”

Metso Metal Recycling offers a wide range of solutions for the fragmentation, compaction and separation of virtually every type of metal scrap through the Lindemann, Texas Shredder and N-Series product lines.

From left: Luke James and Bob Gilmore at the groundbreaking for Vecoplan’s shred truck manufacturing plant

Vecoplan LLC breaks ground on shred truck plant expansion

Vecoplan LLC has broken ground on its latest plant expansion in Archdale, North Carolina. The plant will be committed solely to manufacturing shred trucks for the secure information destruction industry.

Luke James, Vecoplan LLC sales manager, mobile division, says increased customer demand is the driving force behind the expansion. “We’re going to deliver what our customers have been asking for,” he says. Vecoplan’s investment in “cutting-edge equipment and highly skilled personnel … will double our production capacity and cut lead times to an absolute minimum,” James adds.

Once completed, Vecoplan will have 50,000 square feet of dedicated manufacturing space at its U.S. headquarters in Archdale. The new factory will use streamlined modular assembly lines that maximize production efficiency and facilitate future expansions, according to the company.

During the groundbreaking ceremony, Vecoplan Chief Sales Officer Bob Gilmore welcomed attendees and reiterated Vecoplan’s intent to continue leading the market with innovation, quality and rapid response to customers’ needs.

“This facility and the very significant investment further solidifies our ongoing commitment to the information management and secure destruction market,” he said. “When complete, this expansion will put Vecoplan in a better position to provide quick delivery of the products the market is demanding.”