Rapid

Rapid Granulator founded 1942 with headquartered in Bredaryd, Sweden exports around 97 percent of its production. Supporting its sales operations and customer base the company has six subsidiaries located in Cranberry Township (PA), USA; Shanghai, China; Singapore; Venice, Italy; Lyon, France and Kleinostheim, Germany

Further support is provided by a global network of over 90 agents and local partners. More than 100,000 machines installed across five continents, for the granulation of plastic scrap, the recycling of post-consumer and post-industrial waste, confirm the company as a world-class leader in its field.

For more detailed information, visit Rapid at: www.rapidgranulator.com.

Rapid Granulator AB
P.O. Box 9
S-330 10 BREDARYD
Sweden
+46 370 86 500
www.rapidgranulator.com

Rapid unveils next-generation shredders for plastics – The Raptor Series

Rapid ”Open Hearted” design and tilt back hopper gives direct and unrestricted access which drastically simplifies service, cleaning and maintenance. (Photo: Rapid Granulator, PR042)Bredaryd, Sweden – September 6, 2016 – Size-reduction technology specialist Rapid Granulator is introducing a new family of shredders for plastics: The Raptor Series. These modularly designed units feature a world-first with their “open-hearted” design. Other notable design features include a unique cutting system, tilt-back hopper, and design for integrated granulation. The Raptor Series has been designed using the more than 70 years of accumulated knowledge in size reduction, in order to maximize productivity with a minimum cost of ownership. During K 2016, the Raptor Series is on display at the Rapid Granulator booth (Hall 9 – stand E19).

Rapid invests in expanded test centre in Sweden

Rapid invests in expanded test centre in Sweden.
(Photo: Rapid Granulator, PR041)Bredaryd, Sweden – November 9, 2015 – Size reduction equipment specialist Rapid has added a major extension to test facilities at its headquarters in Bredaryd, Sweden. The expansion is the result of an important strategic investment made by Rapid’s new owner LIFCO very soon after it acquired the company at the beginning of this year.

Rapid launches Low Built Base granulators for sheet and film

Rapid launches Low Built Base granulators for sheet and film.
(Photo: Rapid Granulator, PR040)Bredaryd, Sweden - October 13, 2015 - Size reduction equipment specialist Rapid has launched the LBB 300 series, a granulator with a very low height for handling sheet and film scrap. The new unit (LBB stands for Low Built Base) is intended principally for use in-line with a thermoforming unit, where its very low height allows it to be located directly under the output conveyor, saving valuable floor space.

Rapid Granulator and Eldan now in the same ownership - giving customers more choice than ever

Heading the two companies is Dr. Toni Reftman, who holds a Ph.D. in recycling, has been appointed to the post of CEO and Director of both companies.  (Photo: Rapid Granulator, RAPPR039)Bredaryd, Sweden - February 25, 2015 - Following the acquisition of Rapid Granulator by Lifco, customers will now - for the first time - be able to directly access a unique portfolio of granulators and shredders, as the company joins forces with sister company Eldan, which is also owned by Lifco.

New senior executive appointments at Rapid Granulator

From left to right Kirk Winstead and Magnus Titusson. (Photo: Rapid Granulator)Bredaryd, Sweden – May 2, 2011 – Rapid Granulator AB today confirmed that Kirk Winstead has assumed the role of CEO for the Rapid Group. Officially appointed on April 12th, 2011, Winstead brings his 24 years of experience with Rapid Granulator Inc. and extensive industry expertise to the position. In the previous nine years he was President of Rapid Granulator Inc., based in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, USA. Winstead will oversee Rapid’s global operations and growth, building on its market-leading position and superior machine technology.

Rapid exits restructuring process, holds positive future outlook

Bredaryd, Sweden – July 5, 2010 – Rapid Granulator AB today announced that it has successfully completed the restructuring process which the company began in October 2009. This restructuring process which only affected Rapid’s Swedish operation provided for protection against old debts under Swedish law while allowing it to continue normal business operations.

Rapid takes next step in restructuring process

Bredaryd, Sweden – April 7, 2010 - Rapid Granulator AB is proceeding as planned with its restructuring to ensure a strong and prosperous future for the Rapid Group and its customers around the world. Rapid announced today the winding up of its Moditec subsidiary based in Lyon, France. This is the latest move in a series of cost reduction steps and organizational changes that have already been implemented by Rapid.

Rapid embarks on reconstruction procedure

Bredaryd – 02 November 2009 - Rapid Granulator AB has been granted a suspension of old debts by the District Court of Jönköping Sweden. This has no affect on daughter companies or other partners but is only affecting the Swedish company. The court has granted permission for a so-called reconstruction procedure which – under Swedish law - allows the company to continue its business. This means the company will continue to carry out their business as usual, including the fulfilment of all service contracts, product guarantees and obligations.

Rapid marks NPE with groundbreaking acquisition of Avian Machinery in China

Rapid Granulator AB, the Swedish-based leader in plastics granulation and technology, and part of the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, based IPEG, announced at a press conference held at the NPE show that it has acquired Avian Machinery, the Shanghai-based manufacturer of granulator and recycling systems. 
From left to right: Mark Miao, General Manager Avian Machinery, Bengt Rimark, Marketing Manager Rapid Granulator, Chris Keller, President of IPEG, Rolf Gren, President and CEO of Rapid Granulator, and Kirk Winstead, President of Rapid Granulator Inc.Chicago, USA – June 23, 2009 - Rapid Granulator AB, the Swedish-based leader in plastics granulation and technology, and part of the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, based IPEG, announced today at a press conference held at the NPE show that it has acquired Avian Machinery, the Shanghai-based manufacturer of granulator and recycling systems.

Rapid’s Modular Silencing System is keeping it quiet in the workplace

One product that is guaranteed not to make a big noise in the marketplace is Rapid Granulator’s Modular Silencing System (MSS). (Photo: Rapid Granulator)Chicago (IL), June 23, 2009 - Introduced to the US market at NPE 2009, one product that is guaranteed not to make a big noise in the marketplace is the Modular Silencing System (MSS) from Rapid Granulator, the world leader in plastics granulation technology. With increasingly stringent noise constraints being applied to the workplace by national and international regulatory authorities, the MSS offers molders and OEMs an innovative noise reducing solution.

Next big step for Rapid’s open-hearted granulator technology

The 600-Series is the largest of Rapid’s open-hearted range of easy access granulators. These allow cleaning and maintenance time to be reduced by up to 50%, without compromising safety or regrind quality. (Photo: Rapid Granulator AB)Chicago (IL), June 23, 2009 - The biggest ever open-hearted granulator, the new 600-Series from Rapid Granulator, was launched today to the American market at NPE 2009. The 600 Series are the largest of Rapid’s open-hearted range of easy access granulators. These allow cleaning and maintenance time to be reduced by up to 50%, without compromising safety or regrind quality.

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