Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Seasons Greetings from us to you

Our office will be closed as follows for the Christmas festivities: -
12noon Friday 24th December—re-opening 9:00am on Wednesday 29th December 2010
12noon Friday 31st December—re-opening 8:30am on Tuesday 4th January 2011.

You can contact us on the following numbers: -

Main office: +44 (0) 1709 724279
Nick Finch - mobile: +44 (0) 7770 624360 or Roger Pearson - mobile: +44 (0) 7918 084534

May we thank you for your support throughout 2010 and
wish you all a very merry Christmas and a prosperous new year!

From all the team at Sizer Ltd,

Roger, Nick, Suzanne, Emma, Graham & Bryn

European distribution project

International students from Sheffield Hallam University Business School have been helping Sizer Ltd to build international links with Spain and Italy.

South Yorkshire-based Sizer set the 7 students the task of sourcing information on agents within Spain and Italy as part of its ambitious global expansion plans supplying pelleting equipment and spare parts.

Suzanne Birley, Commercial Manager explains: “Spain and Italy have massive pelleting industries both in the animal feed and bio-mass markets. The linguistic skills of the students will help massively in our research and allow us to identify the opportunities to increase Sizer’s presence in these countries”.

What's new with Sizer...

From Animal Feed to Renewable Energy and More…

Sizer Pelleting Solutions has a quality problem with a difference. Its machines are simply too good.

For nearly 90 years, Sizer has sold its animal feed pelleting machines around the world and they just kept on working, requiring limited maintenance and seldom needing to be replaced.

That said, the team still sees scope for expansion in its historical markets and new opportunities are opening up for innovative applications for its technology in the energy and construction industries – not to mention literally at the other end of the animal food line, manure.

The company has been looking long and hard at other applications and other materials that could benefit from pelleting, focusing on the burgeoning opportunities offered by recycling and renewable energy.

They have teamed up with Hallam Energy, the consultancy set up by Sheffield Hallam University to help businesses to benefit from the energy engineering expertise of its materials and engineering research institute.

“We ran a project with Hallam Energy to look at what we could do to move these machines into different markets – primarily the market for wood,” says Roger Pearson, Managing Director.

“As a result we could see there were other things pelleted.”

One of the first products Sizer looked at pelleting was wood. “Pellets can be made from virgin wood that has been dried and we are also looking at waste wood – off-cuts from joiners and saw mills, saw dust and material collected by extraction fans,” says Mr Pearson.

“The lignum is still there, which helps it bond when you compress it in a die to form the pellet, it’s easier to transport – you may need one lorry where previously you needed three – and you can sell it as a fuel or for animal bedding because it is dust free and absorbent as well.”

Wood is more difficult to process than animal feed. A machine that will produce 10 tonnes of animal pellets in an hour may only produce three tonnes of wood pellets. “We are re-engineering the bits inside that take a bit of a hammering,” says Mr Pearson. “We are still designing and developing.”

Sizer’s machines have already been used to make fertiliser pellets from chicken manure and slug pellets from sheep’s wool (the slugs hate the fine scales and small barbs on the tips of the wool fibres), as well as the chemical variety.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Sizer to pellet manure at Great Yorkshire Show

Want to turn your waste into cash? That’s the question we’ll be asking visitors to our stall at the Great Yorkshire Show this July!

We’ll be demonstrating that with our versatile Sizer S pelleting machine, you can turn waste farming products like paper, wood chippings and manure into pellets that you can either use yourself as a fuel source or sell on.

This innovative idea can help those in the farming and equestrian industries boost their income, by turning waste into a valuable product. Pellets provide a uniform size and shape for traditionally bulky/difficult materials, making handling and transportation easier as well as drastically reducing on storage volume.

There’ll be live demonstrations of our Sizer S pelleting machine at the Great Yorkshire Show, which is being held in Harrogate on 13-15 July. In the Renewable Energy area, we’ll show you how effective our machines are as well as demonstrating how far the possibilities stretch when it comes to pelleting new materials.

Come along to our stand to take advantage of our special Great Yorkshire Show discount – 10% off orders placed on the day – and take part in our ‘guess the weight’ competition to win a digital camera.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Official Sizer Launch event

Over 30 delegates from the world of animal feed, recycling and waste management, along with a number of local VIPs, attended a special event held at Sizer recently to mark the official launch of the organisation to potential new markets.

The company, which is part of the Newburgh group, was keen to demonstrate its expertise in providing pelleting solutions for a wide range of different materials, including paper, wood, distilling by-products, pet food, bedding, flour milling, fertiliser and animal feed.

Delegates were welcomed by Newburgh chairman Vincent Middleton and given an insight into the exciting history of the Sizer name, which traces its roots back over 110 years to Richard Sizer, who invented the first commercially viable pelleting press under the Orbit brand.

Managing director Roger Pearson then provided details of Sizer’s exciting plans, which includes the design and manufacture of a new bespoke range of pelleting presses suitable for a wide variety of materials, from domestic to large scale factory usage. He also outlined how the company is currently carrying out pelleting trials on behalf of customers, as part of improving handling for waste product and providing a more carbon neutral way to heat factories and buildings.

Supplying spares and repairs for any brand of pelleting press is also an important part of Sizer’s business and Roger demonstrated at the event how the company provides an exceptional response to servicing, repair and maintenance requirements, whether from customers in the UK or worldwide.

Guests were then given a demonstration of how the Sizer pelleting presses work by production engineer Graham Turner. He showed delegates how office waste paper can be shredded, combined with 10% water, put through an Orbit press to produce pellets that are easy to handle and can be re-used in factories for example to soak up liquid spills such as oil.

Roger Pearson explains: “This was a great opportunity to show potential customers from many different industries just how efficient and versatile our presses are. There are huge opportunities to reduce material transport costs through pelleting, which provides a much more uniform product that is easier to handle and saves on storage space. Customers are looking to make better use of by-products and for an easier method of handling their materials and our pelleting presses can provide huge cost savings and environmental benefits to a business.”

Monday, 1 March 2010

The environmental solution

Pelleting is being used more and more as an environmentally sound solution to many transport and energy problems.
Please contact us to find out more.

Victam Asia 2010

Sizer will be at the Victam Asia 2010 exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand from the 3rd to 5th March.
Come along and Meet Suzanne, she will answer any pelleting questions you may have.

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Newburgh Pelleting Rebrand

A few years ago Newburgh acquired OSL Pelleting. After a successful time and through talking to our customers we have come to the conclusion that you love the original Sizer name so
we’ve decided to change our name to Sizer Pelleting Solutions.
Along with the name change came a whole rebranding, bringing our literature and website up-to-date.