Exhibitor Interview: Steve Galluzzi, PakMor Waste Equipment General Manager
Pakmor have been manufacturing waste equipment since the early 1970s with one key objective that still remains; to provide superior service to the waste industry. Now exhibiting at AWRE for the first time, we chat with PakMor’s General Manager, Steve Galluzzi, about what they have in store for this year’s event and what challenges they face in an ever competitive commercial environment.
Q. Can you tell us about PakMor Waste Equipment Australia?
A. PAKMOR Waste Equipment Pty Ltd is Australian owned and Australian made. We provide superior quality waste equipment providers and are Auger Compaction specialists backed up with 40+ years of Engineering and Development in the Waste Industry.
Q. This is the first time that PakMor has exhibited with AWRE. What are you looking to show our visitors this year?
A. PAKMOR will be showcasing a range of products, of course our Auger Compactors will be on display for all to see, with the introduction of some additional products such as the “Green built” Solar-hybrid compactors, Heavy Duty Horizontal & Vertical Balers, Transfer Station Compaction solutions etc. we are now supplying through our partners at Marathon Recycling Solutions. We will be showcasing our new “Cardboard Pre-Shredder” the only fully engineered, Australian designed & manufactured pre-shredder available in the country.
Q. Can you tell us about a project PakMor was recently involved in?
A. PAKMOR supplies and installs recycling & waste equipment for all the major waste companies Australia wide, Veolia, SITA, Transpacific, Remondis etc., as well as direct supply agreements with large companies such as ALDI Stores, IKEA, Target, Myer, Big W just to name a few. PAKMOR recently completed the supply and installation of Waste Compactors for Westfield’s Shopping Centres throughout all its locations Australia wide.
Q. Do you have any new and innovative products available in 2014?
A. The Cardboard Pre-Shredder and the Green Built Solar-powered compactors are both new products to PAKMOR waste equipment in 2014.
Q. What do you think are the greatest challenges in the industry today?
A. Remaining competitive is always a challenge. We are proud to still be one of the very few manufacturing facilities still able to survive in the increasingly difficult manufacturing environment which Australia has now become. Staying in front of our competitors coming up with new innovative designs and equipment solutions to better serve our customers and allow them to offer cost effective solutions to the end user is also a significant and ongoing challenge.
PakMor Waste Equipment are exhibiting on stand no. A18.