Austria-based Next Generation Recycling Maschinen GmbH (NGR) says it has relocated its Next Generation Recycling Machines Inc. business unit from its previous spot north of Atlanta to a larger space in south Atlanta close to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
“From our new location we are offering a vastly improved portfolio,” says Peter Schneider, president of NGR Inc. “Strategically positioned very close to the international terminal of the well-known Atlanta airport, from here we can showcase our increased service offering, our competence and the largely increased technical center in a very improved fashion.”
NGR, an equipment and technology provider for the plastics recycling industry, says it has some 140 employees in Austria and at three sales and service facilities located in the United States, China and Malaysia. The company generates about 50 million euros ($59 million) in sales annually.
“We are operating recycling machines on production scale for post-industrial and postconsumer applications and markets,” says Schneider of the new Atlanta facility. “Customers can recycle their materials in scheduled test runs on various extruder, filtration and pelletizer configurations. From there they can reintroduce the recycled pellets into their production processes and evaluate the success. We pick up our customers at the airport and minutes later they can see their materials running on our machines. It does not get any easier than this.”
The new customer center also supports current and future customers via the availability of spare parts onsite and via a service team with increased capacity and capabilities, says NGR. Comments Schneider, “Competition for talent made it—specifically during COVID-19—necessary to offer an attractive work environment. With the new location, we tripled our footprint for offices and our technical center, and we are offering flexible work arrangements.”
As a further expansion of capabilities, an additional cutter-compactor-combination recycling line (C:GRAN) will be added to the test center next May, “specifically targeting typical post-consumer applications, which specifically in the U.S. market became more important recently,” says the company.
Customers will be able to process and test their postconsumer materials on the additional lab machine by next June, according to NGR.