ABOUT MIL-TEK - THE GLOBAL SUPPLIER OF UNIQUE WASTE SOLUTIONS
For many years I was managing a busy supermarket in Denmark. On a daily basis a lot of time and money was spent on handling cardboard and plastic waste. The more successful the supermarket was, the more waste we generated. The amount of time spent on handling waste increased and so did the space required for skips and bins in the customer parking lot. The first thing that my customers would see should not be a bin, so I started looking for a solution.
The hydraulic balers available in the market did not meet my requirements. They were big, complicated, noisy, messy and expensive. What I was looking for, was a baler that was simple, safe and easy to use, quiet and environmental friendly. It seemed that if I wanted all of these unique features in one baler, I would have to develop one myself. I was challenged to do something about the problem and developed the first Mil-tek baler.
I built a small, simple, efficient baler – powered by compressed air. The baler met my expectations and turned out to be even more unique than imagined. I had solved my waste problem and the team in the supermarket was quite pleased about the solution. Soon other supermarket managers heard about the waste solution and were interested in a baler similar to the one I had developed – the next five balers were produced. Suddenly I was in a positive dilemma – should I continue my career as a supermarket manager, or take the chance and fulfill my dream and follow this great business opportunity?
The rumor about the new revolutionary baler spread fast. A man from Ireland, who later became my first foreign business partner, heard about this new baler and wanted to supply them in Ireland. I sent him my last remaining baler. The next day he called me and told me that he had sold the baler on his flight back to Ireland and urgently needed a new one to showcase.
These positive circumstances made it easy to follow the dream. My wife and I decided to pursue this opportunity and set balers in production that could handle an increasing waste problem. In 1992 Mil-tek was established.
That is how it all started. The original model has grown into a range of 19 different models of balers and waste compactors, made in Denmark with precision by the use of robotic technology and sold globally through a distribution of Mil-tek partners.
Our customers choose our balers for many reasons; to earn more revenue, to cut waste handling costs, to improve internal logistics, to save space, to improve the environment – or even when it comes to kitchen waste, to improve the hygienic environment. The Mil-tek solution compacts the waste and reduces the number of skips and bins dramatically.
Quality is our main focus. This is the main reason why Mil-tek serve more customers than anyone else when it comes to balers and waste compactors. Together with the customer we take pride in finding the right waste solution and its financial impact. The result is the most economically sensible solution possible, as well as the most environmentally friendly balers. We call this environmental concern with common sense or ENVIRONOMICS.
Founder & CEO of Mil-tek
MIL-TEK - IN NUMBERS
Number of Countries: 31
Number of Franchise/Distibutor Businesses Worldwide: 60