LEFORT America: Meet us at the ISRI Gulf Coast Chapter 2017 Summer Convention
May 18, 2017
Come visit us at the ISRI Gulf Coast Chapter 2017 Summer Convention & Expo, June 14 - 17 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, located in Grapevine, TX. Pass by our booth to learn more about our wide range of industry leading products.
LEFORT America: Come meet us at CARI 2017!
May 12, 2017
Come visit us at CARI 2017, booth #2, at the Rimrock Resort Hotel, Banff, Canada. Meet our team and see why LEFORT is the leading manufacturers of shears and balers in the market. So grab a hot Timmie, put on your tuque and meet us there!
LEFORT America will present their LEFORT .SB 660A Crawler at ISRI 2017
March 28, 2017
Want to get a closer look at our track-mounted shear/baler/logger, the LEFORT .SB 660A Crawler? Visit us at ISRI 2017, Caterpillar Inc.’s booth #A5, and see the Crawler LIVE and many other surprises. Come join us and see why LEFORT and Caterpillar Inc. are the right partners for that job that needs to get done.
Meet us at ISRI 2017, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA, April 24-26.
Launch of LEFORT RENTING
March 13, 2017
Peak production? Unexpected? New contract?
No worries, LEFORT RENTING gets the perfect solution for you!
In recent years, the volatility of recycling markets has created a need for responsiveness to opportunities.
That is why, through our network of LEFORT RENTAL STORES, various industrial machines for the treatment of ferrous and non-ferrous waste are available to meet your temporary production needs.
Schnitzer P.R. Rents To Purchase LEFORT .SB 660A Towable
February 24, 2017
Schnitzer Steel, a world renowned collector, processor and seller of steel all around the world, has recently rented to purchase a LEFORT .SB 660A Towable. The LEFORT .SB 660A Towable, part of LEFORT America’ s newest product line covering the scrap metal recycling market, will be put to work at Schnitzer’s multiple locations in Puerto Rico.
Experts in different types of recycling, from Auto to metal, Schnitzer chose the LEFORT .SB 660A Towable for its mobility and its high production capabilities which will greatly improve their operations at Salinas, Bayamon and Ponce, respectively.
“This machine is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. The computer and sensor systems are the best out there”, said one of the technicians present at the installation that took place February 1st. Two LEFORT America technicians were present during commissioning of the LEFORT .SB 660A Towable, and trained the yard’s operators on proper machine use and maintenance. This way LEFORT America ensures that Schnitzer’s multiple yards can use the LEFORT .SB 660A Towable to its maximum potential.
LEFORT America’s recent partnership with Caterpillar Inc. facilitated the commissioning by extending help through their local Puerto Rico dealer, Rimco CAT. Assisted by Rimco, the process was a breeze.
“The versatility and how well this machine can process materials really makes this equipment stand out”, said Angel Aponte, Field Supervisor For Heavy Equipment with Rimco CAT.
Known as the world leader in the scrap metal recycling industry, LEFORT America provides the most advanced equipment available. Partnering with Caterpillar Inc., LEFORT parts and products are distributed and serviced by most CAT dealers in the U.S. and Canada. Rental options are available, as well as financing through CAT Financial*.
*Subject to approval. Certain restrictions apply.
LEFORT America joins Caterpillar Inc. at Demolition 2017!
January 19, 2017
Come join us at Demolition 2017, where we will be joining Caterpillar Inc. at Booth 119. Get a closer look at our extensive line of products specialized in getting to those demolition scrap piles in no time, increasing production time like no other machines can. Visit us at Demolition 2017, Booth 119, January 29-31, at the The Mirage, Las Vegas, Nevada.
LEFORT America and Milton CAT visit ISRI Empire Chapter Vendor Expo
November 8, 2016
LEFORT America joins Milton CAT at the ISRI Empire Chapter Vendor Expo, November 16 at the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, at Niagara Falls NY. Come join us to see our many products and services, and see why LEFORT and Milton CAT are leaders in the scrap metal recycling market.
LEFORT America and Ohio CAT visit the Northern Ohio & Pittsburgh Chapter Vendor Expo & Management Seminar
October 25, 2016
LEFORT America will join Ohio CAT at the Northern Ohio & Pittsburgh Chapter Vendor Expo & Management Seminar, October 26, 2016. Come visit our booth and see why LEFORT is the leading manufacturer of shears and balers on the market.
LEFORT America Press Release: LEFORT Multi Product 800 HP Shredder
October 4, 2016 | Gosselies, Belgium
Following the world premiere of our first self-propelling track mounted shear/baler/logger at last April’s ISRI 2016 Convention and Expo, LEFORT is proud to offer a sneak peek at its latest addition to its product line: a horizontal Multi Product 800 HP shredder.
The shredder is a machine known for milling scrap metal before sorting and recycling. This type of equipment has become indispensable in the scrap metal recycling chain.
Since 1947, LEFORT has built its machines in its Belgium base facilities, driven by a passion passed down from generation to generation and utilizing the most efficient technology and knowledge acquired throughout its history.
With a firm and highly regarded position for decades in the scrap metal recycling industry, LEFORT is recognized worldwide as a benchmark for its manufacturing quality and unique designs.
2017 will be the most exciting year yet. LEFORT is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its first machine! With an extensive experience in the design of shredders, and applying the same philosophy used in manufacturing its internationally renowned shears and balers, this new product will move LEFORT into becoming a valued player in this market.
The LEFORT shredders come with a hammer-equipped rotor, used for grating various products. The configuration of the 800 HP electrical motor, directly connected to the rotor shaft via a hydraulic coupler, and the interchangeable high-strength steel hammer system has been extensively tested to ensure exceptional output capacity standards and vastly reduced maintenance time. The low motor rotation speed ensures high torque to handle the toughest materials. The dust extraction units, vibrating tables and the waste sorting selection system are also tailored to customer needs.
The LEFORT shredders are available in different versions and power units (from 500 to 3,000 HP), in line with the necessary production capacity, and can be equipped with an electric or thermal motor. All these machines work under safety standards and carry the “CE” label for the European market, and the “UL” label for the U.S.
LEFORT offers its customers a complete package: delivery, installation of the equipment and accessories, as well as commissioning and operator training, all to keep costs down that are usually incurred by the involvement of different suppliers.
Thanks to a worldwide dealership network, customers can rely on a tried and tested functional structure and a stock of available spare parts that ensures timely technical support of the best quality.
With this new generation of machines, LEFORT is further broadening its range of specialties and offering nothing less than a superior product while continuing to pursue its strategy of developing and tapping into new markets.
LEFORT America and Milton CAT visit ARANY 55th Annual Convention & Trade Show
September 30, 2016
LEFORT America joins Milton CAT's booth, at the ARANY 55th Annual Convention & Tradeshow, this upcoming October 6 to October 8, 2016. Come join us to see our many products and services, and see why LEFORT and Milton CAT are leaders in the scrap metal recycling market.
Come Join Us At Southeast Chapter ISRI 2016 Fall Convention
September 20, 2016
LEFORT America will be attending the Southeast Chapter ISRI 2016 Fall Convention, September 29, 2016. Come join us at Booth #50 to get a closer look at the industry’s leading scrap metal recycling equipment and see the unveiling of our newest addition to our product line, to be revealed at the show!
Visit us at our booth that Thursday from 11AM to 4 PM!
We Are Very Proud: LEFORT wins Best Stand Award at Australian Waste & Recycling Expo
September 20, 2016
Lefort is very proud to receive the “Best Stand Award” from the Australian Waste & Recycling Expo.
LEFORT America thanks ISRI Gulf Coast Chapter 2016 Summer Convention & Expo visitors
June 28, 2016
“LEFORT America would like to thank everyone who attended the ISRI Gulf Coast Chapter 2016 Summer Convention & Expo and visited our booth. We would also like to thank ISRI and the Gulf Coast Chapter for their continuous support and help. Our efforts to provide the market with the most productive and advanced equipment never ends, and we hope to see and work with the wonderful people we interacted with at the convention. Thank you all for your time!”
- Yves Lambert
President, LEFORT America
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LEFORT America exhibits at ISRI Gulf Coast Chapter 2016 Summer Convention & Expo
June 22, 2016
Come join us at the ISRI Gulf Coast Chapter 2016 Summer Convention & Expo, at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott in The Woodlands, Texas, June 22-25.
Visit our booth and meet our Marketing and Sales Coordinator Darren Longbottom and the President of LEFORT America, Yves Lambert, for a more personalized insight into our company and our machines.
See you all at the convention!
Renewal of the ISO 9001 certification (Version 2015)
June 7, 2016
LEFORT has recently been awarded the renewal of the ISO 9001 certification, by the new norms of 2015. ISO 9001 establishes the requirements concerning a quality management system.
This new certification testifies to the continuous optimization, performance and quality approach in which LEFORT has been involved for many years.
LEFORT America visits Derichebourg Recycling USA, Inc., Oklahoma
May 17, 2016.
The LEFORT America team recently visited Derichebourg Recycling USA, Inc., in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma last week.
Derichebourg Recycling USA, Inc. provides waste collection and recycling services for customers in the United States. The company offers cleaning, collection, sorting, recycling, and conversion services for ferrous metal scrap, aluminum scrap, computers, plastics, and industrial wastes.
Looking to increase their production, they purchased our Mobile 1000 shear/baler/logger. With a shear force of 1,000 tons, and a production rate higher than anything else on the market, the results were seen immediately.
“The machine works great. It shears more scrap than you can load it. It saves us time, too. What would have taken us a day to process, we do it in half a day with the Mobile 1000”, said Gary Burley, Maintenance Supervisor.
The Mobile 1000 can shear up to 30 tons per hour, bale up to 30 tons per hour, and log up to 50 tons per hour, with a pusher ram force of 150 tons. It is equipped with a CAT C13 ACERT Tier 4 Final 475hp diesel engine.
For more information on our mobile 1000 unit (now called SB 1000A), or our machines in general, you can access our machine pages by hovering over our New Machines tab on the menu above, or click here.
LEFORT Visits Bauma 2016
April 13, 2016.
After a successful show at ISRI 2016, Yves Lambert (President of LEFORT America) will join Christian Lefort (owner of LEFORT group) in visiting Bauma 2016, in Munich, Germany.
The Bauma Trade Fair is considered to be one of the most important events in the construction and recycling industry all across the globe. Mr. Lambert and Mr. Lefort will be attending from Wednesday, April 13th, to Thursday, April 14th, where they will be present at the CAT/Zeppelin booth, Hall 4 FM.709/9.
See you all at Bauma 2016!
LEFORT America at ISRI 2016 Convention and Exhibition.
April 11, 2016.
LEFORT America and Caterpillar Inc. shared booth B5 in this new 2016 edition of the ISRI Convention and Exhibition, this time being held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada.
LEFORT America showed off the SB 660A Towable to the public, their first DOT approved 660ton shear/baler/logger for the U.S. and Canadian markets. But this was not their only surprise, as they also unveiled their newest technological achievement, the LEFORT Crawler machine. This self-propelled track mounted machine can reach scrap anywhere in your yard, becoming immediately operable with no foundations required!
As of December, 2015, LEFORT America and Caterpillar Inc. have entered into an exclusive marketing agreement for supply of LEFORT hydraulic shears and balers used in scrap metal recycling. The LEFORT products, available in stationary, portable and now Crawler versions, will be sold and supported exclusively by Cat® Dealers in the United States and Canada. The Crawler versions come in a range of 660ton to 1000ton shear force.
Our partnership with Caterpillar Inc. reinforces our dedication to the American market and ensures that our customers will be properly looked after, whether it be with sales, service or parts, through an unrivaled dealer support system.
To see pictures of the SB 660A Towable, or the LEFORT America team, click on the pictures below. You can also read about our partnership with Caterpillar Inc., by clicking this link:
LEFORT is revolutionizing the Industry!
Introducing to you, the first ever self-propelled, track mounted baler/logger & Shear/baler/logger
Introducing to you, the first ever DOT approved shear/baler/logger for the U.S. & Canada!
PRESS RELEASE: LEFORT & Caterpillar Inc. partner for United States & Canada
LEFORT North America LLC and Caterpillar Inc. have entered into an exclusive marketing agreement for supply of LEFORT hydraulic shear/balers and balers commonly used in scrap metal recycling. The LEFORT products, available in stationary, portable, towable and crawler versions, will be sold and supported exclusively by Cat® Dealers in the United States and Canada.
The vision for this agreement is to combine LEFORT’s innovative design and precision engineered products with the strength of Caterpillar’s superior distribution network.
“We are pleased to be working with LEFORT to meet customers’ portable and stationary shear and baler needs.” -Denise Johnson Vice President of Material Handling and Underground Division Caterpillar Inc.
“The partnership between LEFORT and Caterpillar Inc. reinforces our dedication on to the United States and Canadian scrap recycling and demolition markets,” says Yves Lambert, President of LEFORT North America. “It’s one thing to offer an industry leading product, but offering reliable, unrivaled support is also imperative. Our partnership with Caterpillar Inc. will give customers that added assurance.”
Founded in 1947, LEFORT manufacturers machines in their Belgium factories using state-of-the- art engineering and design methods. LEFORT’s North American headquarters is located in West Palm Beach, FL. This location is also the parts distribution center dedicated to the United States and Canada.
LEFORT offers 14 different models, each with customization options. Cutting force ranges from 330 to 2,200 tons, and box lengths range from 16ft 4in. (5 meters) to 32ft 9 in. (10 meters). Drive power ranges from 70 to 1,500 hp.
“We are pleased to be working with LEFORT to meet customers’ portable and stationary shear and baler needs,” says Denise Johnson, Vice President of Material Handling and Underground Division, Caterpillar Inc. “Bringing together LEFORT’s high-quality products and our unmatched dealer network creates a partnership that will serve customers well.”
“LEFORT Group is honored to be partners with Caterpillar Inc., guaranteeing the success of our American division.” - Christian Lefort President of LEFORT Group