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We are pleased to announce that Birmingham Granulators has sold their service and ancillary area of the business enabling them to concentrate on the sale of new and used machinery and consultancy projects. 


The finalisation of the sale takes place on 31st March 2020.





We are delighted to be appointed UK and Ireland Agents for the Cumberland range of new machinery.

 Since 1939 Cumberland have been leaders in the industry for safety, quality and reliability and today Cumberland granulators and shredders support a wide range of applications, delivering efficient and reliable size reduction solutions for plastics processing, chemical applications and many recycling operations.

Cumberland was formed through a series of mergers, including Ball & Jewel (1977) and Nelmor (1978), whom today make up the Cumberland brand of size reduction equipment.


Our sales team will work closely with you ensuring you find the right solution to suit your product.


Our after sales service offers maintenance contracts, supply of ancillary items ie new blades and screens.  Our engineers are on call to ensure your system operates seamlessly and problem free.


Plastics Industry

Excellence for Today's Complex Plastics Applications

Plastics processors in many industries confront these challenges every day. And Cumberland is right by their side, supporting their success with the most integrated and high-performing full line of auxiliary equipment available.

Smart manufacturers rely on us for the deep expertise in plastics applications we bring to help them get more from their production floor with all the auxiliaries they need – from material handling and process cooling to temperature control and size reduction.



Injection Molding

Injection Molding Process Auxiliary Equipment

In the diverse and demanding plastic injection molding industry, Cumberland provides complete, reliable support of success.

For production lines in automotive, healthcare, consumer products, packaging and other markets, our auxiliary systems are trusted upstream and downstream, every step of the way.




Plastics Scrap Recycling Process Equipment

Both plastics processors and dedicated plastics recycling operations count on size reduction and scrap/film reclaim systems from Cumberland.

You’ll find our equipment in facilities around the world, helping to decrease solid waste in landfills while reducing material costs for plastics operations. Cumberland plastics recycling solutions are well known in the industry for power, performance and durability.







Interplas 2017

We were pleased to be exhibiting once again at Interplas and were definitely not disappointed. 

The show exceeded all expectations with good footfall, serious enquiries, good organization and an excellent end result. 

The show looked especially stylish this year with excellent exhibitor stands and plenty of visitors to enjoy the atmosphere. 

It was good to meet existing customers and make new contacts and have a chance to catch up with companies changing needs and requirements.

With plastics now becoming so diverse it was interesting to discuss the new products being brought to market and the recycling needs surrounding these.

We showcased an Inan Plastik 500 pulveriser, Crushmaster A250-3 beside the press granulator and a Rapid 2024 granulator, all of which received plenty of interest.

Since recently becoming the UK agents for Taiho Optical Colour Sorter machinery it was perfect timing to introduce the company and their products.











Plast Eurasia 2015


Plast Eurasia is Inan Plastik’s home show so it is an immensely important exhibition with a large stand enabling  additional products and equipment not generally shown on the usual exhibition circuit to be showcased.   It is always a ‘special and personal’ exhibition with many existing customer’s new and old visiting and enjoying a ‘catch up’ and the opportunity to view the latest equipment.  With generous entertainment areas and exceptional fresh tasty snacks available it offers a delightful way to relax and talk business.  With Inan Plastik’s own sales executives on hand and Birmingham Granulators directors available, it gives every opportunity to meet new clients and discuss first hand their requirements with the opportunity for them to inspect the machinery.  With the added convenience of the new factory in the locality (now completed as pics below) visitors also have the opportunity to visit and watch the manufacture process and view the finished product. With the success of Interplas last year opening up the UK market together with the first exhibit at Orlando, USA it is an ideal venue to visit and gain a good all round perspective of the company and products.

The stand was updated last year to include an additional meeting room with improved layout which was highly successful and extremely convenient.  This year there was an additional stand dedicated to the thermoforming line which was demonstrated at intervals throughout the day giving visitors the opportunity to view the whole operation from start to finish which proved extremely popular last year with three lines sold from stand.  This provides additional space on the existing stand to exhibit a good cross section of machinery. 










Plast Eurasia 2014



Three Thermoforming Machines Sold from the Stand











HT 73 Thermoform machine provides simple machine operation with PLC operator panel.  It has touchscreen monitor.  Its portable console satisfy easy controlling.  Established performance data can be checked in simple operation concept.


 Max Forming Area

 730 x 400mm

 Sheet Width


 Sheet Thickness

 Max 2mm



 Pressing Power

 29 500 daN

 Forming Depth


 Air Consumption

 7500 lt/mm

 Electric Power

 60 kW / saat

 Suitable For



 12,200 kgs



Inan Plastik also exhibited the IM TYP 50/80 Granulator



Caustic Soda Wash Tank


Pulverizer 300



New Factory now complete



New factory entrance



Internal Areas





New factory under construction December 2014







First time exhibiting at Interplas UK




        Stand complete


Staff in place

From left to right - Tim Aaronricks, Elaine Simmons (Birmingham Granulators) Zuhal Oba, Tamer Guven (Inan Plastik)


Inan Plastik have been manufacturing granulators in Istanbul for over 25 years and have subsequently added shredders, pulverisers, extruders and complete wash/recycling lines to their range.  

Although well know on the exhibition circuit throughout Europe and Asia, this is the first time Inan  have exhibited at Interplas and are displaying their 45/80 granulator and 500 Pulveriser.  As recently reported in the EPPM the demand for Turkish machinery is rapidly increasing in the global market and interest is steadily growing in the UK due to competitive prices, quality and attractive leadtimes.

We represent Inan Plastik in the UK and Ireland and were pleased to have this opportunity to display their machinery to the UK market and enable visitors to see firsthand the quality and range on offer and be able to discuss any additional requirements. 

We were extremely pleased with the amount of interest shown and the subsequent enquiries as a result. 

The machinery has now been installed in our Tamworth factory for product trial and demonstration purposes.







And the hamper was won by Dean Ward of Premier Sharpening Ltd

 Well done Dean and our thanks to Rose Brooke, editor of EPPM for carrying out the draw




Recycling Line installed into British Gas plc (Centrica)


Birmingham Granulators have recently completed an installation recycling line for British Gas in their National Distribution Centre at Leicester.

We were delighted to have this opportunity to install a complete line at British Gas for the recycling of pp, hd and abs which was exciting as it was the first system to be introduced since they decided to process their material and enter into the granulation area of recycling.

After carrying out initial trials on various machines it was decided to install a 600mm wide granulator, single shaft shredder with two conveyors linking the machines.

Although initially it was challenging adapting the area to suit the layout of the machines and enable ease of access and a streamlined operation once this had been achieved British Gas were delighted with the results and are now considering expanding this area of processing. 






Birmingham Granulators Supply Worcester Bosch

 in New Recycling Project 2011


Birmingham Granulators was delighted to be invited by Worcester Bosch, the market leader in domestic heating and hot water systems, to install a recycling system into their premises at Warndon, Worcester. 


They were introducing a new environmentally friendly way for disposal of their redundant boilers by granulating the plastic components. 


This was an exciting project as it was the first recycling system to be used in this way as previously the traded-in boilers were scrapped.


After extensive workshop trials Birmingham Granulators supplied a twin shaft shredder, conveyor with metal detector and final granulation system.


The end product of mixed plastics is currently used in the manufacture of building blocks for the housing industry.


Michelle Ball, Project Leader and Bob Starkey, Team Leader of Worcester Bosch said “This was new ground for us and we were not entirely sure what machinery would be required to achieve the end result but Birmingham Granulators guided us through the process in a very professional and friendly manner and we are delighted with the whole project”.





Birmingham Granulators Limited

Tel:  0044 (0)7973 674288

Email:  info@birminghamgranulators.com  /  tim@birminghamgranulators.com