(Left: Charles Astafan, General Manager at CM Shredders / Right: Martin Berardi, CEO of Bengal Machine)
CM Shredders Opens New Test Lab and R&D Facility in North America
New ownership, new products, and new verticals fuel CM Shredders technology and innovations.
CM Shredders, a leading manufacturer of the worlds most advanced industrial shredders and recycling systems, will open its new test lab and R&D demo facility in North America. Located at its headquarters in Sarasota, Florida, the new 4000 ft2 R&D, and demo facility will feature an array of both single shaft and dual shaft shredding systems from the company’s versatile product range.
“The new test lab and R&D facility is an exciting new milestone in our long company history of fueling technology and innovation and the latest step in the process of expanding our business activities beyond our traditional tire shredding and tire recycling equipment,” said Charles Astafan, General Manager at CM Shredders. “We will be able to not only develop and provide new products and processes but also help our customers with a proactive approach when facing the challenges of today’s production environments, whether through test shredding, applications, developing turn-key systems, training support or R&D work. We will work closely and proactively with key suppliers and other industry experts to find solutions that help our customers to improve and optimize their current operations,” said Astafan.
“One of the key focuses of the new CM Test Lab & R&D facility will be application support, especially in areas where tough or exotic materials traditionally create challenges for equipment and operators in size reduction applications. Dedicated application engineers will work with our customers from all industries to solve their very specific issues. It will also give our clients the opportunity to attend hands-on demonstrations to help better understand processes, capabilities and see the quality delivered by CM Shredders systems first hand” Added Martin Berardi, CEO of Bengal Machine.
As of December 28, 2018 CM Shredders was acquired and joined the Bengal Machine family of size reduction companies, which includes its sister company, Schutte Hammermill, a New York-based manufacturer headed up by Christopher Berardi that has developed an extensive line of size reduction equipment that includes hammer mills, lump breakers, crushers and shredders that provide a consistent and exact finished particle size.
“With the acquisition of the CM shredder business and the combination with our Schutte Hammermill product lines, now under the Bengal Machine banner, our company has moved into an ideal position to become the size-reduction equipment supplier for nearly every market need – regardless of the products or materials our customers are working with,” said Christopher Berardi, president and general manager of Schutte Hammermill. “With the stellar reputations and product offerings of both companies the CM purchase and merger represents a strategic opportunity to add significantly to our worldwide installation base and grow our capacity and scale.”
With a combined heritage of over 125 years in business and as leaders in their respective areas of size reduction servicing a wide range of industries and applications. Both CM Shredders and Schutte Hammermill are excited to join forces under the Bengal Machine banner to offer complete, turnkey solutions across all segments of the size reduction market. Through its CM and Schutte brands, Bengal Machine offers a full range of size reduction equipment and systems to fit any application need, all under one roof.
(Left: Christopher Berardi, president and general manager of Schutte Hammermill / Right: Martin Berardi, CEO of Bengal Machine)
About CM Shredder:
For more than 35 years, CM Shredder has been the recognized leader of recycling equipment solutions. CM Tire Shredders systems process more than half a billion tires each year worldwide, and CM Industrial Shredders leverage that cutting edge, patented technology to create the most durable and effective shredders with a consistent focus on offering its customers the lowest total cost of ownership.
About Schutte Hammermill:
Schutte Hammermill products are known worldwide for their rugged construction, economical price, day-in-day-out dependability and a line of the highest quality, on-demand factory replacement wear parts. Founded in 1928, Schutte Hammermill products are made in the USA, proudly manufactured in Buffalo, New York (USA).
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