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. As a technology leader, the Austrian manufacturer designed its system specifically for its machines and the working conditions of their users, further refining the benefits of condition monitoring. 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. Our innovative solutions for processing waste materials and biomass and transporting agricultural products appeal to customers around the world.
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- Industry Type:
- Waste and Recycling - Recycling Systems
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
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It all started with the passion of a few pioneers. Now Komptech has grown up, and we are taking more responsibility for the world around us. Growth as we see it.
A passionate entrepreneur, smart technicians and people who want to express their societal responsibility at their jobs - this combination has made Komptech a global player and world market leader in just two decades.
The people who work at Komptech understand that the world is getting ever greener. And a green world needs green technology. So they built their first machines to process what other people want to get rid of, but should not leave for upcoming generations.
In the two decades since, the company has seen growth, not just in our developers’ curiosity and our machine-making expertise, but also in our responsibility for what we leave behind us.
Innovations for sustainability, global responsibility and a radical commitment to customer benefit - these qualities have marked Komptech since its earliest days.
- Biomass treatment
- Mechanical and mechanical-biological waste treatment
- Treatment of refuse derived fuels
- Waste wood treatment
- Special applications for shredding and separation
From Austria to the Komptech is at home around the world, just as it is in Frohnleiten, Austria. This is the story of a global player with a commitment to one thing above all - customer value.
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. Working together with what was then just a regional disposal company, Saubermacher, the company developed its first Topturn compost turner.
1997 Things happened 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 expanded with the addition of the Terminator and Crambo low-speed shredders, machines that are still in high demand today. At the same time, Komptech found its first sales partners in Spain and Japan, who to this day sell our products in these markets with great success.
1999 The product portfolio was extended step by step to make Komptech a full-liner for waste processing. We added trommel screening machines in 1999, star screens in 2003, and ballistic separators in 2006. At the same time, we built up our worldwide sales organization, adding further distributors from Australia to Norway and from Iran to Canada.
2007 We established a sales subsidiary in the US, and boosted our research and development capacity with the completion of the Komptech Research Center. 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. 2015 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.
2020 All Komptech Group machines meet green efficiency criteria, and each is the most economical, highest performance, quietest and most environment-friendly machine in its class. Thus, Komptech has fully lived up to its 'Technology for a better environment' motto. These innovations have also made Komptech the world market leader.
- Our innovative solutions for processing waste materials and biomass and transporting agricultural products appeal to customers around the world.
- Our company is aligned towards sustained success and solid growth. This has helped us achieve a stable financial position.
- All employees together form the foundation of the company. Outstanding effort and continuous development ensure our long-term success.
- We reach our goals as a team.
- Each one of us understands his or her responsibilities and tasks.
- This clarity makes us a strong, stable organization.
- Our focus is on providing the ideal solutions for the challenges we face.
- Each of us sets an example through integrity, discipline and responsible actions.
- We strive to find long-term partnerships that benefit both parties.
- We follow clearly defined ethical and behavioural standards.