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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.

25 Years of Komptech = 25 Month Warranty

March 01, 2017

25 Years of Komptech - a tradition of environmental technology

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.

The perfect offer

March 22, 2016

At IFAT 2016 in Munich, Komptech will once again present a very interesting selection from its broad range of products. In addition to realistic live demonstrations, the company will devote plenty of attention to its visions. “The Shredder of The...

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.

Green efficiency by Komptech

August 19, 2014

At Komptech, we’re technicians through and through. As a tech company, we got our start in a garage, with two guys who turned their calling into a profession. So we love technology, pretty much any kind of technology.

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.

Sustainability as a way of life

May 23, 2014

Innovative, effective and sustainable at the same time: The three foundations of the company philosophy of Den Ouden in Holland. Naturally, that's a great fit with Komptech's green efficiency® idea.

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.

Payback time

October 25, 2013

UK company A.W. Jenkinson cuts fuel bill by 200 percent with new Komptech compost turner and doubles its productivity this way.

Less fuel, more power - the new Crambo direct

September 25, 2013

With the Crambo direct Komptech is presenting another machine in its new green efficiency® line. From the newly developed drive to the extra large hopper dimensions, everything is themed: Less fuel, more power.

The power of relationships

August 14, 2013

The Recom company in Ede, Netherlands is making the world greener, with targeted recycling and the latest composting machines. Whether for making soil improver or processing biomass, Recom knows what to do.

Stay cool

July 01, 2013

The Crambo 5000 truck makes short work of hard wood, despite high temperatures and plenty of dust. An in-use report from Chile.

Preparating for the future

June 10, 2013

Good preparation and good decisions - the two key factors in managing a waste handling facility. Ewa Kesek knows whereof she speaks.

Refinery to go

March 28, 2013

Andreas Zeller has built a refinery. It’s small, compact, and mobile when it needs to be. With it, he makes renewable fuel from local raw materials, for local customers.

Well prepared for the RDF game

January 22, 2013

At the t+t plant in Slovakia, a team of Komptech machines is ready to face any challenger.

The bio all-rounder

February 27, 2012

Biowaste disposal company Lengel handles every kind of organic waste. The company takes anything compostable and turns it into valuable products for gardening and landscaping. It separates out contraries from wet and energy-rich organic waste, which...

We’re making Cyprus green

September 21, 2011

Currently there are 117 official waste dumps on Cyprus. Environmental organizations put the figure at over 200 if unofficial dumps are included. These dumps emit gases, burn, and deface the landscape. The tourists who flock to the island every summer...