Stadler designs and installs light packaging plant in Portugal

Detailed analysis and careful preparation for a successful outcome

The new design needed to fit with the original plant’s feeding and baling area, which were retained: “To ensure the seamless integration with the existing structure and equipment, we collected as many drawings and documentation of the original facility as we could,” explains Óscar Horcajada Torres. “Also, plant modelling with a 3D scanner was very important. The excellent communication with the team at Valorsul was essential to the successful outcome of the project.”

António Afonso adds: “During the design phase, I would like to highlight the great willingness and collaboration of the Stadler team in meeting all of Valorsul’s requirements, demonstrating a high level of experience, knowledge and competence that made it possible to achieve a high-quality project. They achieved a perfect integration of the new equipment with the existing machines, achieving an organized, fluid sorting line with no operational constraints, and with accessibility to all equipment and circulation paths along the entire sorting line.”


Careful planning, flexibility and effective communication for delivery in record time

The project presented a particular challenge as the original plant had to be disassembled with extreme care in order to safeguard the existing equipment that would be used in the new design. Stadler also had to work within an important time constraint, as space for storing the waste coming from Valorsul’s collection during the works was limited. “Careful planning and our well-prepared assembly team were crucial, as was the good coordination with the Valorsul team,” says Óscar Horcajada Torres.

Stadler completed the disassembly of the existing plant and assembly of the new one in a record time of 7 weeks, and the new facility was inaugurated in November 2023 to the great satisfaction of Valorsul: “During the assembly phase, the Stadler team stood out for its high level of experience, availability and compliance with safety rules, enabling the project to be carried out safely, on schedule and without delays,” concludes António Afonso.