The industrial shredders are still used by some of the world`s biggest companies, from the UK`s Tesco to China`s Lenovo.
The industrial electricians are also vital in powering many industrial plants.
The world`t got much to look forward to without them, says Professor Peter F. Kostelnik, the chief executive of the National Energy Technology Laboratory.
He believes that with their continued popularity and availability, the industrial shredchers are becoming increasingly obsolete.
Mr Kostelski says they are also being replaced by more energy-efficient machines that use more energy.
These machines, known as energy-intensive machines, use less electricity and require less water.
The machines use less power because they don`t need a huge amount of cooling.
The reason the industrial electrician has become so important is because it`s an important part of the manufacturing process, he says.
“They are the last line of defence when it comes to getting a machine to work,” he says, adding that the industrial vacuum cleaners are also a key part of that process.
“The industrial vacuum cleaner is an amazing machine, because it doesn`t require much water to work, because of the way it removes water and it does not need any heat or air conditioning.“It is a really important tool to the manufacturing industry.
“It can cut down the costs of manufacturing,” he adds.
The latest research shows that industrial vacuum cleaning machines are also among the least energy-consuming of the machines.
The average cost of a vacuum cleaner was about $15,000 per machine in 2012, compared with $60,000 for a power-operated vacuum cleaner, according to a report by the Australian Energy Market Operator.
The research shows the average cost per unit of energy-efficiency is about $1.90 per hour, compared to $4.40 per hour for an industrial vacuum.
“There is a real opportunity for the commercial sector to adopt the technologies that are out there,” says Mr Kastelnik.
The industry has been trying to get the industry to adopt a number of different technologies over the past year, including a technology that uses the water from the vacuum cleaner to power a motor.
“We have had a number different discussions with the industry,” says Peter McLean, the head of the energy at the National Electric Power Research Institute (NEBRI).
“Some of the things that we have been talking about with them are that we can use water from a vacuum cleaners and they can use it to power an electric motor.“We have been pushing for them to have the water use as part of their equipment, because they`re going to use more electricity and that means they`ll use more water,” he added.