Industry & Production - Citizens of Humanity

Bramidan baler tackles cardboard overflow at denim factory

Los Angeles-based denim manufacturer, Citizens of Humanity, installs a Bramidan B6030 vertical baler to tackle cardboard waste overflowing the factory floor.

Challenges

  • stop Time spent handling cardboard boxes
  • stop Many large and bulky boxes
  • stop Space-consuming waste setup

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Machines chosen

Vertical baler model B6030

Filling opening: 60 x 24 inch

Bale weight: 825-1100 lbs - cardboard

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Benefits

  • done Free up staff
  • done Reduce space needed for waste handling
  • done Sell bales for a profit

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Cardboard waste started to overflow workspaces

The boxes are used for inter-company deliveries and then discarded once clothing is ready to be transported to a distributor. The high volume of various sizes of cardboard waste began to overflow into the company’s shipping and production spaces, as well as their parking lot, which led them to purchase a Bramidan 60” mill-size bailer. With the installation of a B6030 baler, the warehouse is now clear for staff to carry on with their daily production and shipping tasks.

Four pallets of stacked cardboard boxes now equal just one 60 inch bale

Prior to using a bailer solution to compact their recyclable waste, the California denim manufacturer was assigning employees to break down cardboard boxes and stack them on pallets. The material that once was stored on 4 pallets now equals just one 60” mill-size bale of cardboard. Citizen of Humanity’s Production Manager, Dora Linhares, says they are very satisfied with the vertical baler and have already seen the positive effects of baling cardboard. Dora says, “We save so much time and effort. We don’t have to break the boxes down and we always have space in the shipping area. I was even able to take one person from doing that box managing job and put them in production!”

Bramidan baler B30 Wide installed at Citizens of Humanity

Unexpected benefits of purchasing baler and customer satisfaction

The West Coast producer has also expressed surprise at the lack of interruptions the machine has had on their daily tasks. Their warehouse security guard, who sits at a desk just a few feet away from the bailer, says the noise level is so low, he hardly notices when it is being operated. He is able to complete paperwork without any distractions.

With the addition of the B6030, Citizens of Humanity is now receiving money for their finished bales of cardboard. Dora says, “We used to have to truck all of that cardboard to a recycler and it was costing us money, now they pick it up and pay us for our bales.” When asked about her experience with Bramidan she says, “You score a 20 out of a scale form 1-10. You were so good!”.

We save so much time and effort. We don’t have to break the boxes down and we always have space in the shipping area. We were even able to take one person from handling boxes and put them in production.

— Dora Linhares, Production Manager

Facts about:

Citizens of Humanity

Established in 2003, Citizens of Humanity designs, markets and produces denim clothing under a variety of brands including the namesake Citizens of Humanity. All denim is produced in a full vertical facility to ensure the product is unparalleled. Citizens of Humanity is distributed in more than 35 countries including web-based high-end specialty boutiques and luxury department stores, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.

Facts about:

Citizens of Humanity

Established in 2003, Citizens of Humanity designs, markets and produces denim clothing under a variety of brands including the namesake Citizens of Humanity. All denim is produced in a full vertical facility to ensure the product is unparalleled. Citizens of Humanity is distributed in more than 35 countries including web-based high-end specialty boutiques and luxury department stores, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.

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