EUROPRESS SCALETIPPER X1 WEIGHS WASTE FRACTIONS AT HELSINKI WHOLESALE MARKET

The roots of Helsinki Wholesale Market in the Sörnäinen district stretch back far into history. An abattoir (Teurastamo) was built on the site in the 1930s, followed by a cold storage facility (Pakastamo) in 1955. The City of Helsinki began leasing facilities at Helsinki Wholesale Market (Tukkutori) to companies already in the 1940s.

Nowadays, Helsinki Wholesale Market is home to more than 150 food industry companies, fruit and vegetable wholesalers, and even the largest flower wholesalers in Finland. According to Tommi Tapana, Chief of the Technical Service Unit at Tukkutori, a system based on weighing was vital for the efficient organisation of waste management at Helsinki Wholesale Market and a prerequisite for collaboration when waste management solutions were tendered.

Jyrki Toivonoja, Key Account Manager at Europress, had just the right waste management devices and digital SMART services to offer in order to facilitate waste management for the companies at Helsinki Wholesale Market.

Europress Scaletipper X1

“The horizontal tipping solution offered by Europress enables us to offer a completely new service,” says Kirsi-Marja Franck, Key Account Sales Manager at environmental management company Remeo. Three Europress CombiMax waste compactors and an extra Combio waste compactor for biowaste were installed at Helsinki Wholesale Market in early spring 2021. The four waste compactors were delivered with the Scaletipper X1 horizontal tipping solution. After over a year of practical experience, both Kirsi-Marja Frank and Tommi Tapana are very satisfied with the benefits provided by the Europress waste management devices, their functionality, and the maintenance and customer service provided by Europress.

“The horizontal tipping solution offered by Europress enables us to offer a completely new service,”

Kirsi-Marja Frank,

Key Account Sales Manager,  Remeo.

IMPORTANCE OF REPORTING EMPHASISED IN SHARED FACILITIES

Europress SMART enables more efficient waste management, easier reporting and real-time data about waste amounts at customer locations. Kirsi-Marja Frank at Remeo points out that reporting is especially important in shared facilities, as invoicing is based on customer-specific waste amounts.

WIDE RANGE OF BENEFITS

Additional space was freed up on the previously cramped loading dock by carefully planning the position of the Europress waste management devices. Remote control features in turn have reduced the emptying frequency of the waste compactors, which in turn has reduced costs. Eliminating unnecessary transports has also contributed towards reducing CO2 emissions.

BERRY SEASON AT THE WHOLESALE MARKET – ALSO IN ITS WASTE FRACTIONS

The numerous food industry companies at Helsinki Wholesale Market produce waste fractions that range from fish to berries. During the berry season, enormous quantities of liquid are also produced. The Europress waste compactors meet these challenges well – no leaks have been detected. According to Tommi Tapana and Kirsi-Marja Frank, if the devices have needed any repairs, the Europress service team has responded rapidly and professionally. Together with its customers, Europress really is working towards a better tomorrow.

Scaletipper X1 has safe two-handed operation.

 Remote control features in turn have reduced the emptying frequency of the waste compactors.”

Tommi Tapana, Chief of the Technical Service Unit at Tukkutori

Image: Kirsi-Marja Frank, Key Account Sales Manager at Remeo,

Tommi Tapana, Chief of the Technical Service Unit at Tukkutori and Jyrki Toivonoja, Key Account Manager at Europress