A machine designed and built in Horncastle, Lincolnshire is playing a major part in a new business venture launching in Dubai.

Balcan Engineering, a leading designer and manufacturer of bulb and lamp recycling systems, has supplied a Balcan MP4000 to start-up business, Lamps4U in Dubai.

Formed earlier this year, Lamps4U is a light fixtures, bulbs and LED manufacturer / distributor, which is expanding its services to cover collection, disposal and recycling of spent lamps.

Balcan’s specially designed machine, which is leaving the UK this month, will be operational in October allowing Lamps4U to fulfil contracts secured with major hotels, commercial and industrial organisations and the United Arab Emirates’ Government.

Thanks to its two loading areas for linear and whole or crushed lamps, the MP4000 can handle up to 1,500 linear tubes an hour. Lamps and bulbs can also be processed at the same time, making it an incredibly efficient machine.

A further benefit of the MP4000 to Lamps4U is that the machine recycles all elements of the lamps safely, with the metal end caps and glass separated and cleaned. A dust filter collects the mercury bearing phosphor powder whilst the toxic mercury vapour is drawn through an active carbon filter ensuring that only clean air is released into the atmosphere, safeguarding users and the environment.

“When planning this new venture we needed to find a reliable, versatile and efficient recycling system,” says Lamps4U Chief Executive Officer, Mahesh Patel. “We compared Balcan’s machines with other recycling systems and found Balcan to be the best. We were also very impressed by Balcan’s professional approach. The Balcan equipment has built in flexibility, which was pleasing. We are very excited about joining hands with Alistair and his team in this venture.”

Whilst Balcan has supplied its machines around the globe, as far away as Indonesia and the United States of America, this is the company’s first time of working in the Middle East.

“The Middle East is an area of the world that we’ve always been keen to work in but until now we’ve never had the opportunity,” says Balcan Managing Director, Alistair Rinfret. “We are very pleased to be working with Lamps4U and are looking forward to seeing their business grow and develop as they introduce lamp recycling to Dubai. We wish them every success.”

Balcan Engineering designed and manufactured the world’s first lamp crushing machine in 1980. Today, the company’s lamp recycling plants are used to process over 250 million lamps around the world each year.

The company has become a world leader in its field thanks to it Hard-wearing, high-quality and easy to maintain range, which allow operators to meet international regulations and maximise their environmental credentials.  It is a system designed by lamp recyclers for lamp recyclers.

For more information about Balcan visit or to find out about Lamps4U.

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