Cribus Trio

Processing 350,000 cubic metres of green material per year, TMA Bark Ltd is Komptech’s biggest UK customer. In September the bark, biomass and compost supplier strengthened its 15-year relationship with Komptech by investing in two new Cribus 5000 drum screens, meaning TMA now have three on their Norfolk site.

December 04, 2014

After starting its green material processing operation in 1998, TMA has grown to a size that saw the company turnover almost 8 million Euro in 2013. The latest additions to TMA’s fleet join a wide range of Komptech equipment used on site, including: one Crambo 5000 shredder, one Topturn X60 compost turner, two Mustang drum screens, one Hurrikan S wind sifter, one 25/90 stationary drum screen, and the original Cribus 5000.

Growing Relationship
Graham Andrews, Managing Director at TMA, spoke about the origins of the firm’s relationship with Komptech: “We were first asked to process green waste in 1998 by the local authority. Seeing great potential in this business opportunity, my colleague and I went to the Recycling and Waste Management exhibition in Birmingham where Komptech had a stand. We were immediately impressed with the machines, purchasing a drum screen and wind sifter on the day. Our on-going partnership has meant that we have progressed to owning nearly every type Komptech machine in its range.”

Cribus Solution
Graham Andrews explained the impact the Cribus had on TMA’s operation: “The first Cribus 5000 drum screen came to us last year as a loan machine. This was due to picking up a big order that we were unable to process with our fleet at the time. Its arrival immediately had a positive effect on our site, which meant we kept it. This summer we invested in two more units which has greatly increased our operation’s flexibility, enabling us to meet the growing demands of our customers.”

green efficiency

The productivity and fuel efficiency of the Cribus 5000 has impressed Graham Andrews: “The throughput on the Cribus is higher than any mobile drum screen I have ever seen. We’re improving our processes and getting results that we have never been able to achieve before. The hybrid drive electronic generator has lead to a dramatic reduction in our fuel costs, which has in turn reduced our overall daily running costs. This has also meant we have been able to remove much of the hydraulic piping from our site.”

Looking ahead, Graham Andrews closed by stating: “We’re really happy with our Komptech machines, and look forward to continuing our strong relationship with them in the future.”