Van Schijndel Customer Testimonials


  • "Elite Tree Services"

    Here’s something different – one of our chippers after a full refurbishment.   The customer wanted it the same as his Kawasaki motorbike – what you want you shall get!

    The picture was taken outside a local Kawasaki garage in Ireland, owned by Chris ‘Stalker’ Walker


  • "Forging Ahead"

    Our customer Forge Recycling are a family owned, fast growing Waste and Recycling company based in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

    Forge were looking to find a refuse collection vehicle manufacturer that would give them reliable operation, longevity of service and an affordable solution.  With the package Van Schijndel / Global Recycling Solutions provided, we met every criteria.

    When dealing in the trade waste sector it is essential that a vehicle can give maximum efficiency due to the competitive and fluctuating nature of the market.  In addition, downtime is not an option for operators, so the total package that Forge were offered was compelling for them – small operators like this do not receive such personal attention from the larger manufacturers and we can give that to them, no matter how small or large.

    The simple and elegant operation of the Van Schijndel VSA2 has given Forge the edge over their competition and we look forward to a long relationship with Harvey Mills and the team.”

    “Peter Banks, Managing Director commented – “We are thrilled to have Harvey and the team at Forge as new owners of the Van Schijndel VSA2 refuse vehicle.  This robust and extremely practical RCV is perfect for the private operator like Forge, where reliability, ease of operation and longevity of service are key to their success. To work with a company with the experience and ambition that Harvey Mills and the Forge team have is the perfect way to show off the VSA2 to a UK market hungry for a new face in this sector”

    - Peter Banks

  • "Game Changer"

    Pulp was founded in 2004, beginning with one on-site shredding truck. The company has grown organically over the past 11 years and now offers an all-Ireland confidential shredding service with both on-site and off-site options. They operate their own baling facility also. Recently, the company decided to purchase a new on-site shredding vehicle and chose the Shred Tech MDX-1 as their preferred model.

    General Manager, Brian Young, explains why:

    “The vast majority of our growth in the past 4 years had been in our off-site shredding service. This was partly due to the fact that customers were looking for the most cost effective method to have their secure data destroyed; partly due to the fact that we developed an innovative method of off-site shredding which guarantees absolute security. Also during this time, we had managed to increase efficiencies within our on-site shredding fleet so were not in a position to purchase a new on-site shredding vehicle for some time. However, we were always aware that our fleet would need updating at some stage, so we had kept ourselves informed of developments in the market place.

    I was very aware of the MDX-1 model through conversations with Global Recycling/Shred-Tech at NAID conferences etc., and I believed it to be a ‘game-changer’ in relation to the massively increased throughput as well as the ability to shred at EN15713 Level 6 at the click of a button. I had always asked other (mostly UK based) shredding operators what their experience was with this model and their feedback couldn’t have been more positive. Therefore, when we began seeing an increase in our on-site business, we knew the time was right to purchase a new vehicle.

    We did a lot of investigating to see what else was available, but in truth the next closest option was the MDS-2 also supplied by Shred-Tech.  However, we felt that the option to shred to Level 6 was too good to pass by. Therefore, we made the decision to place the order.

    I couldn’t compliment the Global Recycling/Shred-Tech team enough. They did everything to ensure the vehicle was delivered ahead of schedule and all aspects were taken care of. The timing couldn’t have been better as the paint had barely dried before we had it in operation! The team of operators we have using the truck are two of our most experienced and they can’t get over the speed and ease of use at which it operates. It has greatly increased the amount of work we can get through in one day.

    The future is extremely bright for us here in PULP now, as we are having conversations with existing and potential clients about our ability to shred to such a high standard. It has also given us some much needed capacity in our fleet, enabling preventative maintenance.  However, our sales team are busy filling it!”.

    - Brian Young, Pulp Recycling

  • "Arb-Core Treecare Ltd"

    We were approached for a demonstration with a Bandit 990xp  Wood Chipper with one question asked – “Will  it do conifer”?  This picture proves it, so much so the customer was delighted and the chipper was left on site.

    Arb-Core Treecare are a family run company and have grown steadily over the years bringing through the younger generations to join the team. They first purchased a Bandit 9″ chipper four years ago, but have decided to expand the business further by purchasing the 12″ drum chipper, together with the recent purchase of a 8 tonne excavator which will open up further avenues of work.


  • "Datarec AG"

    We have been considering entering the mobile data destruction market for some time and have had discussions with a number of suppliers, as it was felt by our company that we needed to investigate the suppliers fully.

    After careful consideration and due diligence, our preferred choice was to approach Shred-Tech and have a look at the MDX-1GT High Security mobile shredding unit.

    Datarec is a quality brand for service and commitment, and at the forefront of the recycling industry here in Switzerland we have many prestigious accounts.  We felt that the Shred-Tech MDX-1 would suit our needs and reflect our companies profile perfectly.

    We made an initial inquiry in August 2013 regarding the MDX-1GT and from Datarec’s point of view this research was very necessary (and we found John Giusso accommodating and very helpful).  We also wanted to meet the team behind our project and also bring our technicians over from Switzerland to view the production facility and also check that we would have confidence in Shred-Tech to deliver a unit to our exacting specifications.

    A visit was arranged and we met with the whole team.  Following on from these discussions and from meeting the people behind the build, we felt sure that all our work and diligence was worthwhile.

    Trials were organised for our larger bins, and we received a video and an assessment of the trial.  This also illustrated their commitment and helped give us the confidence that they were the best in the market. After this we placed an order for an MDX-1GT based on the Daf LF55 with the Euro 6 engine and Allison 3000 fully automatic gear box.

    The truck was delivered into our facility in Zurich after homologation on 3rd of June 2015. We are extremely pleased with our addition to the Datarec fleet. John Giusso spent two days training our dedicated team and accompanied the truck on its first day of operation

    The truck has fully justified our extensive and exhaustive research. The quality of the build the equipment and service we have received during this project has been first class. We at Datarec pride ourselves on our professionalism and quality of service to our customer base. We feel that the Shred-Tech MDX-1GT fits into our brand and gives us the ability to supply data destruction services that our clients want and expect to their high and exacting specifications.

    We at Datarec would like to put on record our sincere thanks to John and all the team at Shred-Tech for delivering this project to our exacting specifications, quality and commitment to detail.

    - Herr Markus Scheck

  • "Treesaw choose Bandit"

    Treesaw are an independent company established in 2000, and is run by Richard Emberton and Mark Penistone.  They have established long lasting relationships with local authorities, businesses and thousands of residential customers.

    Just some of their services include tree services, emergency tree work, stumps, vegetation control and site clearance. On this occasion Mark and Richard decided to invest in the Bandit 2550 tracked grinder to further expand their growing business.

    The grinder is fully equipped with radio remote control, hydraulic dozer blade, bump control, rubber tracked undercarriage and a 45hp turbo diesel engine. They also opted for the Bandit Revolution cutting system.

    Both Richard and Mark have a wealth of experience in the industry and with the investment of quality machinery, their business will go from strength to strength.


  • "King Tree Services"

    It’s all happening in Ireland – King Tree Services based in Co. Wicklow have recently taken delivery of another Bandit 990XP 12″ Capacity Wood Chipper.  This is the second Bandit Wood Chipping machine they have added to their fleet, along with a HB20 Stump Grinder.


  • "Cross Cut Treecare Specialists"

    We are delighted to have now delivered  a brand new Bandit 1590 Track Chipper  to Crosscut Tree Care Specialists based in Ireland.  Shane Kearns (owner) commented that reducing conifers by 30ft was a three day job with his old chipper, but with the Bandit 1590 track chipper, the job can be done in a day!!

    This chipper has a 20.5″x 19.75″ opening and is powered by a 173hp motor.

    The machine is fully radio remote control and is a fine example of Bandit’s quality machinery.

    - Shane Kearnes

  • "PF Lynch, Alfreton"

    A busy start to the week saw the delivery of our 12″ Bandit 990 Track to PF Lynch in Alfreton.

    John Lynch was in the market for a tracked chipper and decided to opt for our Bandit 990xp drum chipper. This particular model is fitted with two speed rubber tracks, radio remote control and winch kit.

    The chipper is off to Wales straight away to munch its way through a large pile of poplar.

    - John Lynch

  • "CPH Plant Hire Ltd"

    CPH Tool & Plant Hire based in Galway have added to their fleet, with the arrival of another Bandit chipper, the very capable 7″ Bandit 75xp. Not many Orange machines go across the water but I am sure you will agree, this matches their company colours.