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SSI signs distribution deal with UK-based Challenger Group

SSI Shredding Systems, Inc. has signed a new distribution and service agreement with U.K.-based Challenger Group to increase sales and service support throughout the U.K. and Ireland, the companies have announced.


SSI Shredding Systems, Inc. has signed a new distribution and service agreement with U.K.-based Challenger Group to increase sales and service support throughout the U.K. and Ireland, the companies have announced.

Over the past several years, the industrial equipment manufacturer has installed more than 70 high-torque, low-speed shredding machines around Britain. In that time, SSI has seen continued market growth and responded with a significant plan to satisfy the needs of current and potential clients.

“With the number of units we have in operation in the U.K., it makes sense for SSI to have a strong partner there like Challenger Group who can efficiently handle both the sales and service of our equipment,” said Joby Easton, Sales & Marketing Director for SSI Shredding Systems, Inc., in a statement to media.

Based in Hull, U.K., and with two additional locations, Challenger Group is well positioned to meet the British region’s industrial shredder sales and service needs. The Challenger Group offers a comprehensive design, manufacturing, installation and after-sales service for systems in a diverse range of applications throughout most industry sectors in the UK and Ireland. They specialize in a range of areas, providing products such as balers, compactors, conveyors and hydraulic cylinders, along with equipment to provide services such as drum and IBC reconditioning.

The two companies reacquainted in September 2012 at the Birmingham NEC for the RWM trade show. Challenger and SSI discovered they had a vast number of mutual clients and realized there were many possible benefits in a working relationship between the two organizations.

Richard Green, Managing Director of the Challenger Group said, “I believe that this agreement is a great strategic fit for both Challenger and SSI as we have been manufacturing support frameworks, conveyors, lifting tippers, ram assist hoppers, etc. that feed material to and from shredders for many years. In addition, we have been providing after-sales service on a number of shredders, including cutter replacements and full rebuilds of a number of different makes and models of shredders.”

Combining efforts and expertise allows SSI Shredding Systems and Challenger Group to significantly impact the needs of shredding and size reduction clients throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. This supports many of the same goals of each company and helps further establish each as an international solution provider.   

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About SSI Shredding Systems 

SSI Shredding Systems, Inc., of Wilsonville, Oregon USA engineers, manufactures and services industry-proven size and volume reduction solutions for a wide array of size reduction applications from scrap metals to solid waste to tires. Since 1980, SSI has manufactured and installed equipment in 47 countries across all 7 continents and continues to provide industrial shredding and compaction solutions to the World.

Find out more about SSI Shredding Systems, Inc., by visiting their website at  www.ssiworld.com. Or contact them by email at sales@ssiworld.com or call +1 503-682-3633. 

To learn more about Challenger Group, visit their website at www.challenger-group.co.uk. Or contact them by email at sales@challenger-group.co.uk or call +44 (0)1482 224404.  


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