ELCOMAN is today one of the world leaders in the production of office shredders ,professional guillotines and trimmers. All items are sold under the KOBRA trademark in over 80 countries, through a far-reaching network of agents and retailers and 7 subsidiaries worldwide. The name KOBRA is synonymous with exclusive Made in Italy high quality products certified and guaranteed in accordance with European standards. ELCOMAN's mission is innovation and this is what distinguishes us from the competition. We create unique products with high added value, exceptional design, from the most resilient and durable materials such as steel and using patented cutting edge systems based on exclusive technological solutions. Just take a look at the "Cyclone" system which uses the centrifugal force of high pressure airflow produced by a turbine together with a group of high speed rotating blades to destroy up to 500 sheets of paper at a time and up to 420 kg an hour of paper, CD ROMs, DVDs, Floppy disks, credit cards, cardboard boxes, cans. To achieve this level of innovation, there has been constant analysis of needs and trends in the global market so as to anticipate future requirements and meet them in advance. The ongoing search for winning solutions and development of highly competitive systems undertaken with our KOBRA JAPAN Tokyo subsidiary position the KOBRA brand at the leading edge in Italy and abroad. This distinction is also clear in our heightened awareness of environmental issues. It can be seen in our focus on power saving, in line with the Green Law already in force in Japan and USA and the Kyoto Protocol. KOBRA shredders are fitted with the "ENERGY SMART" Led system which means zero power consumption when the machine is on standby - an annual carbon dioxide emissions reduction of roughly 65 kg per machine. There is also our contribution to waste separation with the double waste bin in the KOBRA 240, KOBRA 240 TURBO, KOBRA+2 and KOBRA+3 shredders, that no need of plastic bags, to separate paper shreds from the plastic of CD-ROMs, DVDs, Floppy disks and credit cards shredded. We also produce waste bags made of recyclable plastic for use with our shredders. ELCOMAN is the main supplier in "Document Security" of many International Governments and Military Bodies such as the US Federal Government, the FBI, the CIA, the Pentagon, the National Security Agency of the Federal US Government (NSA), the New York County, the Army and the Air Force in Italy, the Sisde, the Vatican City, the Japanese Ministry of Post and Telecommunication, the South African and Australian Government Offices; KOBRA shredders are chosen by TIM (the Italian mobile telephone company), the national telephone company TELECOM ITALIA, the third European bank "Banco de Bilbao e Vizcaya" for all branches in Spain. The Presidents and the Prime Ministers had in use a special Kobra 240 HS - High Security shredder to protect their documents and data during the G8 summit. In the UK KOBRA is listed in the Catalogue of Security Equipment (CSE), a Government Classified (Restricted) catalogue and only available on Government secure systems. ELCOMAN is ISO 9000 certified. All KOBRA shredders are in conformity with the recognized international safety standards and with the destruction criteria set out by ASIO - Australian Security Intelligence Organization - T4 Protective Security. KOBRA HS-6 and KOBRA Cyclone shredders at security level 6 are approved by and comply to the standards NSA/CSS Specification 02-01 of the US Government National Security Agency: the special 0.8x5 mm cut allows a single A4 to be shredded into about 16,000 pieces which are completely illegible even under an electron microscope. All guillotines are built in conformity with safety standards BS 5498 (British Standards).