German-made,

from conception to completion

mighty. robust. German.

For more than 60 years, ideal.™’s dedication to quality and enthusiasm for innovation have been at the heart of every phase of the manufacturing process.

Which is why we’re the world’s first—and leading—manufacturer of paper shredders with millions of customers.

Not only is ideal.™ the first manufacturer of cross-cut shredders, but our fully integrated production methods result in a quality control system unrivaled in the industry.

green means go—we don't do it any other way

every action has a consequence

This is especially true of the environment.

As such, ideal.™’s production systems operate without hazardous or toxic substances, and only sustainable materials are used in the production.

In addition, our energy-saving Zero Energy Consumption function, which automatically activates after 30 minutes of inactivity, ensures complete shutdown of the shredder.

Also, our shred bins can be used with or without disposable bags, further promoting ecological mindfulness.

A certified environmental management system has been implemented according to DIN EN ISO 14001:2009 standards.

security first (second and third, too)

security levels

DIN 66399 is the international standard for the destruction of data carriers. ideal.™ has models available in all of the six levels.

security level P-2

Material particle surface ≤ 1.25″ squared or strip width ≤ 1/4″. Strip length not determined.

security level p-2
security level p-3

security level P-3

Material particle surface ≤ .5″ squared (3/16″ x 3″ particles, for example) or strip width ≤ 3/32″. Strip length not determined.

security level P-4

Material particle surface ≤ .25″ squared and for regular particles: strip width ≤ 1/4″ (3/16″ x 1 1/2″ particles, for example).

security level p-4
security level p-5

security level P-5

Material particle surface ≤ .0468″ squared and for regular particles: strip width ≤ 3/32″ (3/32″ x 5/8″ particles, for example).

security level P-6

Material particle surface ≤ .0156″ squared and for regular particles: strip width ≤ 3/64″ (1/32″ x 1/2″ particles, for example).

security level p-6
security level p-7

security level P-7

Material particle surface ≤ .0078125″ squared and for regular particles: strip width ≤ 3/64″ (1/32″ x 3/16″ particles, for example).