We develop solutions and manufacture machinery and systems for the treatment of waste and biomass. We make contributions towards the sustained development of the environment and society. Customer value is the focal point of our collective action. We strive for technological leadership through continual innovation. Our group is aligned towards sustained revenues and solid growth.

Company details

Business Type:
Industry Type:
Waste and Recycling - Recycling Systems
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
10,000,000 - 100,000,000 €

Komptech is a leading international technology supplier of machinery and systems for the mechanical and mechanical-biological treatment of solid waste and for the treatment of biomass as a renewable energy source. The product range includes over 30 different types of machines, that cover all key process steps in modern waste handling - shredding, separation, and biological treatment. The focus is always on innovative technology and solutions that ensure the maximum customer benefit.

Business fields:

  • Composting
  • Fermentation
  • Biomass treatment
  • Mechanical and mechanical-biological waste treatment
  • Treatment of refuse derived fuels
  • Waste wood treatment
  • Special applications for shredding and separation

1992 was the year the Komptech brand was born. Even the reason behind it was innovative, for that was the year that the Austrian region of Styria became one of the first in Europe to introduce the separate collection of biodegradable waste. That meant there were new material flows to be treated and the company developed its first Topturn compost turner.

1997 Things went quickly after that. Komptech outgrew its contract manufacturing capacity in Slovenia, and in 1997 built a new production facility in Frohnleiten, Austria, today’s headquarters. The product portfolio grew with the addition of the Terminator and Crambo low-speed shredders, machines that are still in high demand today.

1999 The product portfolio was extended step by step to make Komptech a full-liner for waste processing. We added drum screen machines in 1999, star screens in 2003, and ballistic separators in 2006. At the same time we built up our worldwide sales organization.

2007 We established a sales subsidiary in the US, and boosted our research and development capacity with the completion of the Komptech Research Centre. We also set up the Komptech Academy as an education programme for customers, partners and employees.

2008 We expanded our portfolio for processing biomass as a renewable energy source with the development of the Chippo series chippers, in 2011 adding the Axtor high-speed universal wood chippers.

2013 the Komptech Group launched the green efficiency innovation programme, for environment-friendly technologies and  sustainability as a way of life.

2014 M-L-Holdings takes over the sales organization in the USA, which is henceforth known as Komptech Americas LLC.

2015 The Hirtenberger Group becomes majority shareholder of Komptech. The Komptech Group has over 3000 customers in 60 countries around the world. And the number is growing all the time. Six machines already meet our strict green efficiency critiera.