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Company Background

Family business to global leader

Hans Ruf founded the business in 1969 initially providing specialist services to the forestry industry by compressing bark. Fast track to 1982 and the first press for producing briquettes from organic waste was granted a patent. The theory was expanded to include metals and today we can briquette virtually any waste material.


RUF UK was established in 2004 and has since experienced continued, substantial growth to become an integral business partner with our machines forming an essential cog within many supply chain processes. Briquetting is rapidly becoming recognised for its many cost saving benefits for industrial manufacturers and processors by providing an alternative method to recycling organic and inorganic residual wastes.

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