Shredding and data destruction firm Shredall celebrated the unveiling of its new £250,000 machine last week, an investment which enables the company to double its current output.
The firm, based at Bestwood Business Park, in Bestwood Village, was working at full capacity before the installation of the new German-built Vecoplan shredding machine - capable of 'cross cutting' 6000kgs of paper per hour.
Shredall invited staff, clients and prospective clients along to see the grand unveiling of the new machinery, with Nottingham Forest legend John McGovern taking part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Visitors were also given a tour of the company's facilities, and the other services it provides, including document archive storage, media vault storage and document scanning.
Lloyd Williams, who founded the family-run business in 1997, said: "It's always fantastic to be able to show people around our facilities, and for them to see for themselves the process of shredding. We're very pleased with our new piece of machinery, which not only doubles our current productivity levels, but enables us to remain at the forefront of our industry. It also means that we now have the capacity to take on more work, aiding our growth plans over the next few years."
Founder Lloyd Williams said: "Businesses shred their sensitive documents, not just because it's the law, but because it protects them and their customers from becoming victims of identity theft or fraud.
"They trust us to dispose of their waste as fast and securely as we can, which is why we always need to ensure that we have the best machinery possible that meets global standards."
Items Shredall destroys includes paper documents and waste electrical equipment, such as hard drives, printers, laptops, USBs, CDs and DVDs.
The company can also shred X-rays, uniforms, ID cards, headed paper, business cards and other branded products.
All of the firm's bi-produced paper material is then recycled into tissue-related products, including newspapers, magazines, cardboard, hand towels, loft insulation and animal bedding.
The company achieved a turnover in excess of £3.82m last year and is expected to grow by half a million in 2016/2017.
It has four branches across the UK - one in Birmingham, one in London, one in Scotland and its headquarters at Bestwood Business Park in Nottinghamshire.
Nik Williams, group sales director, added: "It's been a great year for the business so far.
"We've won more than £400,000 in new contracts, have taken on a number of staff and will be launching another recruitment drive in the next few months.
"We've also recently passed our ISO 27001 audit for another year, in recognition of our commitment to information security.