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New UNTHA XR mobil-e shredder for Madegan

UNTHA mobil-e shredder

Spanish operator boosts its recycling capacity and flexibility with electrically driven mobile waste shredder 

MADEGAN have taken delivery of a new shredding system that will process up to 20,000 tonnes of waste materials, including construction and demolition waste (C&D), per year. 

Founded in the late 1970s, the family run waste-management firm has grown and widened their operations in recent years and is now active in producing solid recovered fuels for waste-to-energy plants. As part of their expansion in the fuels sector, Madegan decided to invest in a new machine to boost capacity and flexibility at their Madrid facility. 


Following an extensive three-year research project, the firm headed to Austria to visit global shredder manufacturers UNTHA. And according to the Austrian firm, impressed with the operational capabilities and performance of its technology and systems, plus the reduced energy consumption, Madegan purchased the XR mobil-e shredder. 

‘When discussions first began, our local sales team worked with Madegan to understand the requirements of the project,’ said Luis Silva of UNTHA Iberica. ‘They have been shredding waste since 2005 but as they continue to expand, they need to be able to handle higher volumes of different material streams. They travelled to our global headquarters, near Salzburg – not just to see the XR mobil-e in operation – but to trial it with their own materials too.’ 

Alberto Magan, CEO of Madegan, added: ‘This was a very important economical investment for us. We, therefore, looked at everything, ranging from the initial cost of the machine and speed and ease of maintenance, through to typical uptime rates, throughputs, energy efficiency and adaptability to meet varied customer specifications. The stats, coupled with the promised longevity of the machine, made the XR the most solid investment.’

The mobile shredder will allow Madegan to process a number of waste streams down to a homogenous particle size of 30–40mm. Supplied on tracks and with an in-built conveyor, it can be easily moved around the Madrid recycling site and plugged back in, ready for waste materials processing. 


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