TOUR THE EUROPE: PART II The Axtor 4510 goes on a journey

August 05, 2020

After a successful journey of the new Axtor 4510 through Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Switzerland last year, Germany, Great Britain, France and Italy are on the plan this year. The machine is available for demonstrations.

Norway: Exemplary recycling

July 31, 2020

Municipal waste processing centres in Norway place their trust in machines from Komptech.

Maxx 518 & Nemus 620: The drum alternative

July 01, 2020

With the special Maxx 518 and Nemus 620 models, Komptech offers drum screens for users looking for cost-effective, dependable replacements for their original SM 518 and SM 620 drum screens.

Komptech Rental: All-round success

June 30, 2020

About three years ago Komptech launched Komptech Rental, and it has been a success all round. One example of this is the experience of Berlin entrepreneur Christian Büttner, who was able to get into a new line of business thanks to the programme.

Turnaround with a Terminator

June 04, 2020

After many years of struggling with high monetary losses, Billeye Rabe took over the leadership of The Prairieland Solid Waste Facility, Minnesota. She analyzed the costs and made processes more profitable with new machinery like the Terminator 6000.

New sales partner for Czechia and Slovakia – MK Waste

May 08, 2020

Czechia and Slovakia face the challenge of implementing the Europe-wide waste handling targets. With MK Waste there is a capable partner in both countries who helps with the transition to a modern circular economy, using Komptech services.


April 21, 2020

Michigan is the land of long winters, long shorelines, and a long tradition of hard work. And hard work goes far in commercial mulch processing, especially for Michigan Wood Fibers, who produces 20 to 25 kinds of mulch in many different colors.


March 24, 2020

It’s not just the product, it’s the complete package of machine, expert advice, dependable service and reliable spare parts availability that success is built on. For 10 years ELB Equipment has met and exceeded these requirements.

Measures and consequences of the current situation

March 17, 2020

Information for Komptech customers and partners on possible consequences of developments around the Corona virus


January 21, 2020

With the Topturn X5000, a machine with the ideal combination of performance and design features is now available.

Higher capacity with the Nemus 2700

January 09, 2020

Kummeling Groen en Infra offers garden and landscaping services. Since the summer of 2018 Kummeling has therefore been using a new Nemus 2700.

Education for a better environment

December 18, 2019

Everyone has the right to education and fortunately, in Austria we can take this for granted. But that doesn’t apply to the whole world, although education is the cornerstone for a better future.


December 11, 2019

Green waste and organics – ever since these material streams have been collected separately in Germany, AKG Achauer has been an important player and frequently a development pioneer.

NORWAY: Compost for green roofs

November 28, 2019

Norwegian waste and recycling service provider Avfall Sør AS in Kristiansand sets standards in composting. An important part of this is the machines and systems that let this company get top results in screening and separating.

Recycling AKTIV: Sophisticated shredders

September 04, 2019

From 5 to 7 September 2019 the double trade fair RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE will again be held in Karlsruhe. Visit us at booth F324 and experience the Terminator and Axtor in daily demonstrations.

The new little “two in one” Axtor

August 10, 2019

With the new Axtor 4510 Komptech is offering an all-purpose wood chipper that is the smallest in the Axtor series, but like its bigger brothers is perfect for both chipping and shredding. It’s the perfect entry-level machine for small to medium-sized...

"Green thinking" in perfection

August 08, 2019

The Jan Hes company in Egmond-Bakkum, NL has committed itself entirely to sustainability and resource conservation.

New processing plant: Major leap in quality & effectiveness

July 22, 2019

In 1882, farmers from the West of England set off eastwards together with their cows, sheep and horses. Due to the agricultural recession caused by cheap products, farmers were needed in rural areas. That was the birth of the The Woodhorn Group.

GREEN BOOST: Our solution for your success

July 09, 2019

From the 24th to the 25th of June the Technology Days took place. The program for our customers and partners included demonstrations of the latest machine technology as well as the exchange of experiences and ideas.


April 16, 2019

Ronny Edefall has run Ro Svets & Rep. AB in Kiruna in Sweden since 1992. It’s his job to keep the heat on when the mercury falls, here above the Arctic Circle.


April 04, 2019

Germany-based Remondis is one of the world’s leading recycling companies, and recently opened an organic waste treatment facility in Lake Macquarie, Australia.


April 01, 2019

Bianna Recycling completes construction of pioneering waste treatment plant in Querétaro, Mexico.


March 19, 2019

The Axtor series has always stood for versatility. The new Axtor 4510 remains true to this principle. Whether green cuttings, trunks or waste wood, it always turns out the ideal product.


March 06, 2019

Flexibility – that’s what the new Nemus means for the Willi Ostermaier earthmoving company in Dorfen, Germany. It’s Felix Ostermaier’s first drum screen, and his expectations are high.


February 13, 2019

Industry 4.0 is making inroads into the waste industry. The goal is intelligently networked machines and systems that boost waste recycling efficiency. The ReWaste4.0 research project is looking ahead, and experimenting on processes that will be...

Kiwi ingenuity

February 11, 2019

25 years ago four young men decided that they would do waste treatment on a large scale. Today Living Earth is this country’s largest composter.

Crambo and Multistar One: The ideal combination

February 04, 2019

In processing biomass and waste wood, it takes efficient purpose-designed machinery to get the best results from varying feedstocks.

Expansion ahead

January 15, 2019

Long-established Netherlands recycler Aalbers is making some big changes.

Stars in alignment

January 08, 2019

Award-winning Hadfield Wood Recyclers, one of the UK’s oldest and largest wood recyclers, relies on Komptech star screens.

Simply the best technology

December 19, 2018

The following two examples show that a Komptech drum screen like the Nemus can also be an asset for mineral screening, despite or perhaps because of its “greenness.”

SOS Children’s Villages donation

December 07, 2018

We do our utmost for our own children. We give them love and affection, and invest in a good education to give them the best possible prospects for their lives.


Komptech expands Frohnleiten headquarters

November 20, 2018

Austrian environmental technology company buys the adjacent grounds of Ludwig Brandstätter GmbH.

Out of the shop and into the black

November 12, 2018

Green Care Mulching boosts its bottom line by replacing breakdown-prone high-speed grinders with dependable Crambos.

System Engineering: A customized process

October 25, 2018

In March 2015 the waste treatment authority Symevad and the Hantsch company began construction of a new organic waste treatment facility in Vitry en Atrois (Northern France) for 32,000 tonnes of green waste per year.

Flexibility above all

October 09, 2018

At Swedish service provider CS Maskin, a low-speed and a high-speed shredder from Komptech are looking good at all levels.

It started out small ...

September 19, 2018

Bühlmann Recycling AG in Münchenwiler near Bern, Switzerland, can look back on some dramatic changes. It has grown from a family farm into a major regional disposal firm in just over 30 years.

New organics processing machines

September 06, 2018

The right machinery is more and more important in the demanding field of organics preparation. Here, Komptech brings long experience to bear to deliver the ideal solutions. Now these solutions have been further refined and upgraded.

Relationship Status: Green for go!

August 16, 2018

Our monitoring and communication technology "Connect!" makes it much easier for users to keep tabs on their machines. Stefan Blümel is one of the first to use Connect! and he is very happy with the “longdistance relationship.”

Turning trash into gold

July 16, 2018

An on-site look at Hammond Farms in Lansing: What started in 1982 as a modest farm has become one of Michigan’s largest suppliers of compost and mulch.

New Metalfex gets every metal out

July 03, 2018

With the brand-new Metalfex, Komptech adds a mobile non-ferrous metal separator to its line of separating machines.

IFAT 2018 Review: The right solution for any business model

May 21, 2018

At this year’s IFAT in Munich, Komptech didn’t just show new machines, but also presented solutions for almost any business model under the motto “GreenBoost your business.”

Configure your dream machine!

May 11, 2018

The fast route to your Komptech machine.

Mega-project in Africa: Ghana

April 17, 2018

In Ghana, Austrian environmental technology provider Komptech has received the largest order in its history. Over the next twelve months, 25 machines will be shipped to Ghana.

IFAT 2018: Terminator “V” for Versatile

April 09, 2018

With the new Terminator Type V, the Terminator family has become even more flexible and versatile, in terms of application areas as well as machine features. In future, it can be configured for any user need.

IFAT 2018: A new windrow turner shows how it’s done

March 14, 2018

With the Topturn X5000 self-propelled windrow turner Komptech is expanding its Topturn X-series and presenting a very advanced machine that meets today’s needs. As always with Komptech, design and performance come together in the ideal balance.

A boost in more ways than one!

February 20, 2018

“Green Boost your business” is the motto under which Komptech is presenting its communications technology Connect! at IFAT, along with all-new and updated machines for shredding, screening and turning.

Connect! Well-connected, and more

February 15, 2018

Starting in January 2018 Komptech is offering an innovative communications technology called Connect! that makes it much easier for users to monitor and keep tabs on their machines. The fact that this also improves efficiency makes it even more...

IFAT 2018 - Here you'll find us!

February 14, 2018

From the 14th to the 18th of May there is the IFAT 2018 in Munich, the worlds largest fair about the GreenTech-Business. 18 halls, 260.000 m² exhibition space and over 3.100 exhibitors - this year's IFAT will be the largest since its inception.


Komptech screening machines Ideal for minerals

January 31, 2018

Whether excavated earth, sand, gravel, C&D waste or topsoil, Komptech drum screens can be used for these difficult materials without problems.

Five reasons you’ll love the Axtor 6010!

November 27, 2017

The Axtor 6010 is one of the most flexible machines out there for processing wood and green waste.

Norwegian benchmark

November 10, 2017

Norweian company “Geminor waste to energy” in the Haugesund region treats about 150,000 tonnes of waste every year. They used to use almost exclusively high-speed shredders. But not any more.

Polish luck

September 18, 2017

Waste treatment association in Lubartow in eastern Poland uses dark green machine park

Old and familiar, redefined

August 25, 2017

Shredding and screening are the key processing steps needed to turn waste into the desired raw material. As familiar as they may be, Komptech can always find ways to give them a new spin.

Unexpected benefits

May 03, 2017

On the other side of the world, a New Zealand composter finds Komptech a dependable partner.

Tradition and modernity

March 06, 2017

This year Komptech is celebrating its 25th anniversary. "There is no antidote to constant innovation” as Komptech founder Josef Heissenberger said, and this leitmotiv continues to guide the company’s development.

Efficiency beats size

February 14, 2017

Komptech machines successful on the US market

The right technology at the right place

January 09, 2017

Whether for organics, biomass or compost, Komptech offers the right processing technology for both recycling and energy extraction. The company is impressively showing what its machines can do at the Waste and Bioenergy Forum in Kassel and the...

Biomass: Systematic processing

January 08, 2017

The economical and effective processing of biomass will not become less important in future. Quite the contrary, in a highly competitive market it is more vital than ever. Komptech offers a complete line of processing machinery.

Getting the most from used wood

January 05, 2017

In a challenging waste wood market climate, the targeted and effective processing of used wood is more important than ever. For the past few years Komptech has devoted much effort to developing machines for this purpose, and so can offer economically...

All screening is not alike

January 04, 2017

As demand for high-quality products rises, screening is gaining in importance. But “all screening is not alike” and Komptech is proving it in 2017 with its extensive range of sophisticated screening machines, including the new Multistar One.

A new direction in Switzerland

January 03, 2017

Declining margins in the used wood business require a rethink of the most efficient processing methods. Low-speed preshredding followed by star screening is high on the list. Holz- und Stockrecycling AG in Otelfingen is testing the advantages of the...

The new Multistar One Mobile overlength return

December 21, 2016

Mobile overlenght return boosts efficiency in waste wood treatment

Efficient endurance runner

December 12, 2016

Top performance isn’t always everything - endurance and efficiency are also needed for screening difficult materials. And that’s why BSR Bodensanierung Recycling GmbH chose a new Cribus 3800. It’s actually BSR’s second Cribus, which makes the story...

Topturn X4500 - a new entry

October 09, 2016

The new Topturn X4500 brings high-end performance to the entry level category.

Testing for cleanliness

September 22, 2016

Testing is currently underway at a composting facility in Warngau, Germany. The DUT - Device Under Test - is a new Multistar S3, and the objective is to get cleanly screened compost.

With the power of the sun

August 07, 2016

At a composting facility in Bavaria, a mobile Crambo runs on the electricty produced on-site by a photovoltaic system. “It’s a perfect solution,” says Peter Meier, who runs a small but sophisticated greenwaste composting operation with his family.

Yesterday’s trash, today’s organic

July 26, 2016

An MBT reinvents itself and becomes a national showcase project for organic waste treatment. In Gescher, Germany, efficient machines and renewable energy all add up.

Switching over and moving up

June 16, 2016

When Pascal Frémin started his company Ecosys in 1993, he did so with a clear goal. He wanted business success to go hand-in-hand with responsibility for sustainability and the environment. It started with composting, and now the focus is on the...

Perfect chipping without compromises

May 19, 2016

At the KWF Conference, the world’s largest forestry demonstration fair, Komptech will show the Axtor and the Chippo, two machines that are ideal for the precision chipping of forestry residue and trunks. In addition to their outstanding performance...

Vocation and avocation

May 03, 2016

Hubert Seiringer first heard about compost when he was 15 years old. When he was 20 he founded his own company, and today, 30 years later, composting is still his passion.

Crambo direct. A real success story.

March 02, 2016

Since their successful launch, Crambo directs have accumulated over 100,000 operating hours.

Ahead of their time

January 11, 2016

30 years ago four young engineers decided to protect the environment. To do so, they founded the Loreki company in Itxassou in the Basque region of France.

Swiss precision

November 30, 2015

The EcoBois Recyclage SA company run by Stefan Studer and Partners is picturesquely situated in Vétroz near Sion in the Swiss canton of Wallis, where environmental protection is a major priority.

Chip it up - Shred it down

November 27, 2015

Waste wood material reclamation is becoming more and more important. The process almost always starts with shredding. But which machine does it most efficiently? To find out, we held an in-house competition between the Axtor, Terminator and Crambo.

A perfect match

November 13, 2015

Danish utility FFV Energi & Miljø A/S has found the perfect match. It has fallen in love with a Terminator 5000 that helps the company in recycling waste like old sofas, carpets, mattresses and old Christmas trees, while saving money and creating new...

The world’s getting greener

September 18, 2015

Lindum in Drammen, Norway and Komptech are a perfect fit. The goal of both companies is to make the world a little greener every day.

Passionate about the business

August 06, 2015

Lieven Vandendriesche is an impassioned technician and businessman. And because he also has a passion for the environment, he doesn’t just have a composting plant, he also has a wind turbine.

Technology for nature

June 18, 2015

“Live and work with nature” is the motto of Gilles Schitter and Vita-Compost. His composting facility in Bischwiller in France’s Alsace region produces top quality compost and substrates with the help of several green Komptech machines.

The New Multistar S3

June 03, 2015

The new Multistar S3 is the entry-level machine for professional star screening with the same performance features as its big brothers.

The lights are on green

April 27, 2015

Mechielsen from Oldenhove have extended their services with the rental of machines for the treatment of green waste and waste wood. Therefore the acquisition of a Komptech Crambo 6200 shredder and a Cribus 3800 drum screen is big progress in their...

Komptech becomes part of Hirtenberger Group

March 25, 2015

Lower Austrian Hirtenberger Group acquires majority stake in Styrian environmental tech specialist


Think Green!

March 02, 2015

A conversation with Heinz Leitner, CEO of the Komptech Group

Always on the job

February 26, 2015

Wilbert Smeets turns over a half million tonnes of biogenic waste into compost and biogas each year. As technical director of Italy's largest composting plants, he has long days - but the new Crambo direct works round the clock.

Hurrifex New stone and light material separator

January 19, 2015

The new Komptech Hurrifex puts a stone separator and wind sifter into a single machine. Stones, inert and light items can now be removed from a wide variety of material streams in a single work step with a high degree of separation and very...

Cribus Trio

December 04, 2014

Processing 350,000 cubic metres of green material per year, TMA Bark Ltd is Komptech’s biggest UK customer. In September the bark, biomass and compost supplier strengthened its 15-year relationship with Komptech by investing in two new Cribus 5000...

Perfect chipping

November 05, 2014

Still in great shape after almost 11,000 operating hours. To Matthias Möller, his Chippo 5010 Cd is the ideal drum chipper.

Axtor 6010/5010

October 23, 2014

Why you’ll love the new Axtor

The new L3 Leading through innovation

October 22, 2014

For Komptech, the new Multistar L3 is a further improvement of its line of Multistar star screens. As always, superior customer utility is at the centre of this innovative redesign.

Maxed out

July 25, 2014

In Berlin, two Crambos work tirelessly on a huge pile of waste wood. They shred 13 hours a day, turning waste into biomass fuel to supply the city with power and heat.

Happy Chippo

July 18, 2014

The Beat Risi company in Sempach, Switzerland works in demolition and civil engineering, and now also processes wood to biofuel, which it sells to local heating associations and private users.

No fear of drum damage

June 16, 2014

Komptech presents a new contrary-protection design for the Chippo. If a massive contrary overloads the blade, the blade mounting swings away to protect it.

Progress meets experience

May 21, 2014

The new Topturn X55 is finished. Finished? Not quite.

It's still missing those last touches a machine can get only after being put through tough operational testing by a knowledgeable professional.

Quality before quantity

May 19, 2014

IFAT: For Komptech, this year's IFAT was a complete success. Great interest in new products, detailed and specific customer talks, and high attendance by German and Austrian users marked this very positive event.

New machines, new capabilities

March 21, 2014

At this year's IFAT in Munich Komptech will present four new machines - the Axtor 6010, the Crambo direct, the Topturn X and the Hurrifex. As always with Komptech, it was customer requirements that drove these developments. And the results are...

The organic waste processing experts

March 14, 2014

For years now, the European Union has discussed the mandatory separate collection of organic waste. Thus far it has not been implemented, but there is no other way to meet the targets of the EU framework landfill and waste guideline. Komptech is very...

Nature’s goods

March 13, 2014

In a narrow valley in Styria in Austria, Johannes Dietmaier has with entrepreneurial foresight created a company whose use of biogenic raw materials unites climate protection, sustainability, and regional value creation in an exemplary way.

Semitrailer versions for Cribus and Nemus

December 30, 2013

From now on semitrailer versions for the Cribus 2800/3800 and Nemus 2700 are available.

Esben Hegelund is keeping Denmark warm

December 20, 2013

It was really by accident that Esben Hegelund got into the chipping business. In 1999 a “once in a century” storm caused massive treefalls throughout the country. Hegelund was there with his first small chipper. Today, 14 years later, he’s the...

High quality compost for the best wines

November 21, 2013

The Bordeaux region is famous for its wines. Some of the most renowned wine-makers make use of the high quality compost from La Grande Jaugue.