Innovative Plastics Technology Companies Combine Expertise

Innovative Plastics Technology Companies Combine Expertise

Feldkirchen, Austria / Ebersberg, Germany: Effective March 1, 2014, the Austrian company Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen GmbH (NGR) has acquired a majority interest in the German company Dr. Collin GmbH (Collin). Both companies see strong synergies in a combined technology platform and global marketing activities.

Keeping plastics in circulation, optimizing recycling processes and ensuring plastic products are recyclable.
With the unique and wide range of equipment available from NGR, virtually any form of plastic waste can be recycled to produce valuable plastic pellets. Plastic waste produced during the production process in plastics manufacturing operations can be recycled with NGR equipment; valuable plastic can also be recovered from used plastic products.

Innovative Plastics Technology Companies Combine Expertise
Innovative Plastics Technology Companies Combine Expertise

Compact extrusion equipment such as blown film units, flat film units, extrusion lines and stretching equipment from Collin enable clients to further develop the recycling process and process plastics materials economically and efficiently. In addition to laboratory equipment, products developed and manufactured by Collin include high-performance pilot systems for medical technology, materials manufacturers and large portions of the plastics industry.

“If you look at the product lifecycle of plastic scrap, NGR has always been active in supporting the stages of product manufacture (i.e. production waste) and recycling. With the expertise of Collin we are expanding our capabilities in product design – an important stage in exploiting the full potential of plastics – and pointing the way toward effective use of finite resources,” explains Josef Hochreiter, CEO of NGR.

“Consistent development of recycling processes and materials with the products of Dr. Collin GmbH have made the company a forerunner in technology in the past 40 years. With this know-how, the trust of clients and the reputation of NGR, the organization will be able to competently address future requirements from and within the plastics industry,” states Dr. Heinrich Collin. To ensure continuity, Dr. Collin will retain a minority interest in the company and will also provide support for the company and to his successor in the CEO role. “The flexibility to meet clients’ requests and needs will continue to be a key part of future joint marketing and sales activities,” adds Dr. Collin.

Highly motivated team of well-trained and qualified employees provide innovative client solutions – worldwide.
The company Dr. Collin GmbH will continue to operate independently, but a group of companies will be formed with more than 220 employees – ready to help clients throughout the plastics industry. An extended value creation chain will enable the new organization to target customized system solutions to research institutes, universities, plastics recyclers, polymer manufacturers, makers of industrial plastics recycling facilities, compounders, recycling companies, etc. In addition, its well-developed, global sales network will continue to provide proximity to clients, as well as service and training in operating equipment and plastics analytics.

Experienced managers in the plastics industry take on new challenges.
Effective March 1, 2014, Dr. Friedrich Kastner, Dipl. Ing., has been named CEO of Dr. Collin GmbH. “The whole is much more than the sum of its parts,” says Dr. Kastner, describing the synergistic value for both companies. At his side is Mr. Corne Verstraten, sales director. Both managers have years of experience in the plastics industry and hold interests in the company.

Company profile: Manufacturer of equipment for recycling of
Export ratio: 99%
Number of employees: 120 employees
Locations: USA, Malaysia, Taiwan, China
Sales FY 2012/13: EUR 29 mio
Year founded: 1996

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