Spittal an der Drau, Austria-based shredding technology provider Lindner Recyclingtech has broken ground on a new factory complex in nearby Spittal-Ost. The firm says the new building will double its existing capacity.
“In addition to a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, the new headquarters will become an international Centre of Excellence for waste recovery and recycling – in keeping with the circular economy concept,” the firm says of the 45,000-square-meter (480,000-square-foot) campus underway.
The company, founded in Austria in 1948, opened the doors of its current factory in the 1940s, when it manufactured sawmill equipment. Lindner says it began a transformation toward becoming Lindner Recyclingtech in the late 1980s when it became “one of the first [that] started to delve into shredding and waste processing.”
“At the moment, the industry is undergoing a major change,” says Manuel Lindner, the company’s owner and CEO. “Recycling rates and quality requirements for end materials are constantly rising, and so we are continuing to develop new systems—systems that enable our clients to meet these requirements. To ensure that we can continue to do this efficiently, we are doubling our capacity and relying on the latest production technologies that meet industry 4.0 standards.”
The new campus will include what Lindner Recyclingtech calls a robot-assisted manufacturing facility and a modern logistics center, plus an academy focusing on recycling technology.
Michael Lackner, managing director of the firm, says, “We were one of the industry’s pioneers and have accumulated an enormous amount of application expertise. Today, we see ourselves not only as a machine manufacturer and technology partner but also as a source of knowledge for our clients. That’s why it is so important to us to constantly expand this know-how, develop new solutions and systematically prepare and pass on the knowledge gained. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon to the new home of recycling.”
Lindner says it manufactures machines and system components that are exported to nearly 100 countries, including stationary and mobile shredders, systems for plastics recycling, scrap wood processing and solid recovered fuel production.