SSI Shredding Systems, Inc., forms strategic working relationship with Challenger Handling Limited, to increase sales and service support throughout the UK and Ireland

To provide stronger complete solutions to the growing demand of industrial shredder
products and services in the United Kingdom and Ireland, SSI Shredding Systems, Inc.
has signed a new distribution and service agreement with UK-based Challenger Group 

Wilsonville, OR – January 10, 2013 – SSI Shredding Systems, Inc., of Wilsonville, Oregon USA has recently announced expanded efforts towards meeting the demand for industrial shredder sales and services throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. 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. A new distribution and service agreement was recently formed between US-based SSI Shredding Systems, Inc., and UK-based Challenger Group.

Based in Hull, United Kingdom 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. “With the number of units we have in operation in the UK, 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.

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.


About SSI Shredding Systems, Inc.
SSI Shredding Systems, Inc., 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 Or
contact them by email at or call +1 503-682-3633.
To learn more about Challenger Group, visit their website at Or contact them
by email at or call +44 (0)1482 224404.

SSI Shredding Systems is an advertiser on MacRAE’s Blue Book.


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