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January 11, 2019
A building materials company in Australia selected five new machines from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) to help with loading and handling duties. The company, Repurpose It, is using new technology to recycle unprecedented quantities of material for reuse in the construction industry.
Repurpose It is one of the few businesses that creates value from waste in Australia. The company noted it is passionate about enhancing sustainability in the construction industry and has invested in a series of new technologies to ensure the country’s building industry can reuse more waste than ever before. To run material handling duties at this groundbreaking facility in Epping, Victoria, the company has selected five machines from Volvo CE.
There are three excavators at the plant, an EC250DL and two EC220DL units. Their work includes general earthmoving duties on the developing site, as well as feeding screens, along with sorting and stockpiling building rubble. For loading work, Repurpose It opted for two wheel loaders, a L110F and an L220H. The lift capabilities of the L220H are utilized in all load-and-carry duties for heavy materials. The L220H is also used for feeding the hopper at the new recycling plant.
George Hatzimanolis, CEO of Repurpose It, said Volvo Group’s core value of environmental care meant the company was a natural partner for his business.
“We chose Volvo as our equipment partner because we feel we have an alignment with the company’s commitment to energy efficiency and its engineering values,” he said in a statement. “Our business is focused on reducing our carbon footprint and working toward a more sustainable future, as is Volvo. We were also attracted to the quality that comes with Volvo machines.”
Repurpose It purchased all its machines from CJD Equipment, Volvo CE’s exclusive distribution partner for Australia.
“CJD has been the preferred equipment partner of Repurpose It since the business was established. They provide full service and after-sales support for our entire Volvo fleet,” Hatzimanolis said.
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