Shred Easy Introduce the New Urban Shredder

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Shred Easy introduce the new Urban Shredder. Providing a complete document destruction and shredding service, the Urban Shredder is the new generation of mobile shredding vehicles; smaller, lighter and quieter. Shred Easy are currently the only service provides with the new vehicle in operation

The latest addition to the Shred Easy range of mobile shredding vehicles was unveiled on the 13th November 2008 at our Head Office in Trafford Park, Manchester. It will soon be a common sight in city centres throughout the UK from Monday 23rd November 2008 offering on-site shredding services.

Shred Easy is leading the way in the race to produce a mobile shredding vehicle for a comprehensive document destruction service which truly meets the objective of minimising carbon emissions. The result is a smaller, lighter and quieter vehicle for onsite document destruction.

It operates with a more compact engine than its predecessors. The reduced weight means that it uses less oil and less fuel in normal transit and during the shredding process. Consequently there is an improvement in cost efficiency, an increase in environmental benefits and a substantial decrease in noise levels.

The Shred Easy 'UrbanShredder', with its ultra-low Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of only 7.5 tonnes, is the most advanced mobile document destruction unit operating in the UK today. It is the only environmentally friendly vehicle to bring secure destruction services to your door. Also, the dramatic reduction in GVW means that the power-to-weight ratio of the 'UrbanShredder' is without equal. With 180 horse power channeled through such light-weight technology, the UrbanShredder is streets ahead of the competition.

The 'UrbanShredder' treats exhaust gases via Selective Catalytic Reduction technology (SCR). SCR technology reduces particulate emissions by decreasing the nitric oxide levels through the post-treatment of exhaust gases. The greatest advantage of SCR technology is that it allows a significant decrease in fuel consumption (up to 5%). In addition, this technology is already able to meet the Euro 5 emission standards, which is coming into force in 2009.

SCR technology uses only one chemical reactant named AdBlue (water solution of urea), which reacts with the nitric oxides once it has been sprayed into the exhaust gases and transforms them into harmless substances. The consumption of AdBlue is usually within 3% and 5% of fuel consumption. The SCR makes the PM filter redundant, since the production of particulate is minimal. It allows a reduction in fuel consumption and in the cost of manufacturing engines, but at the same time improves the performance and extends the life of the motor-propulsion units. On the other hand it allows full compliance with rigorous Euro 5 emission standards established to safeguard the environment.

In addition the very low level of particulate produced through combustion reduces the contamination of the lubricating fluid oil and allows extended maintenance intervals, which further enhances the 'UrbanShredder's' productivity.

At 6.0 metres in length, the 'UrbanShredder' is the shortest mobile shredding vehicle on the market. Its maneuverability, coupled with a greater range of driver options, enables us to provide an even higher level of service. Furthermore, while the truck size has been reduced, the shred speed remains unaffected, offering a comprehensive shredding service.

Notes to editors

Shred Easy is the UK's leading provider of confidential data destruction services. Shred Easy provides a bespoke, convenient and total solution for the secure shredding and disposal of confidential data and materials including paper documents, hard drives, IT equipment, uniforms and clothing.

Shred Easy is a member of the British Security Industry Association and is registered in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Shred Easy holds UKAS ISO9001 accreditation.

Shred Easy also implements an environmental programme and is UKAS 1SO140001 accredited. All paper is recycled, trees are planted on behalf of customers and vehicles are scheduled on green routes minimising carbon emissions.

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Alan O'Brien, Chief Executive Officer
Anusree Saha, Channel Marketing Manager


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