DICOM Ltd., now Kadant PAAL Limited, was founded in Great Britain in 1981.
Kadant PAAL Limited is a subsidiary of Kadant PAAL Holding GmbH, headquartered in Germany. Kadant PAAL’s primary products include horizontal balers and conveyors to process recyclable materials including paper and plastic, as well as various non-recyclable materials including RDF, waste, and agricultural products. Kadant PAAL GmbH is the leading European manufacturer of auto-tie channel balers and enjoys a truly global presence.
Kadant PAAL Limited, located in Derbyshire in the heart of the UK, designs and manufactures its own range of vertical balers and waste compactors as well as distributing the full range of Kadant PAAL’s auto-tie balers and conveyors.
Additionally, Kadant PAAL Limited has mobile engineers strategically located throughout the United Kingdom offering comprehensive preventative maintenance cover as well as rapid response to any unexpected baler or compactor downtime.
PAAL is founded in Germany as a printing house, which designs balers to manage its paper waste
PAAL concentrates on baler manufacturing
Foundation of FAES
FAES designs its first oil-hydraulic baler for wool compaction
PAAL designs the first continuously operating baler and the first steel wire automatic tying system for horizontal balers
COMDEC is founded in France
DICOM is founded in Great Britain
FAES develops a two ram baler with plastic strap tying system
Creation of PAALGroup comprising PAAL, FAES, DICOM, COMDEC
PAAL releases its new concept of the Dokon balers with PP twine tying system
PAAL manufactures its 30.000th machine
PAAL launches PAC range of semi-automatic, closed-end balers for low volume applications
Kadant acquires the PAALGroup
Kadant expands PAAL's business into North America
FAES becomes Kadant PAAL S.A.U., COMDEC becomes Kadant PAAL S.A.S., DICOM becomes Kadant PAAL Limited U.K.