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TOMRA Sorting opens new production and distribution facility in Slovakia

TOMRA Sorting and Prologis Inc.celebrated the grand opening of a 12,600 square meter, BREEAM-certified, build-to-suit facility in Slovakia.

28 October 2014

TOMRA Sorting and Prologis Inc. celebrated the grand opening of a 12,600 square meter, BREEAM-certified, build-to-suit facility in Slovakia that is fully customized to accommodate TOMRA’s production and distribution requirements. TOMRA invested more than €10 million into this new Class-A building, which will house more than 200 employees and function as a distribution centre for the recycling, mining and food sorting businesses to supply Europe, The Americas, Africa and Asia.

Tour of the facility and demonstration of sorting machines
The grand opening at Prologis Park Bratislava, was marked by an official ribbon-cutting ceremony which was attended by Ben Bannatyne, Managing Director, Prologis Central and Eastern Europe; Stefan Ranstrand, President and CEO of TOMRA; Dr. Volker Rehrmann, Executive Vice President and Head of TOMRA Sorting Solutions; Martin Hypký, TOMRA’s Local Manager and Operations Director Food; and Senec deputy mayor Jarmila Répássyová. In addition, more than 200 TOMRA personnel, city officials, media, employees and distingushed guests attended the ceremony, which was followed by a tour of the facility and a demonstration on many of TOMRA’s sorting machines.

“This facility will become the main production centre for TOMRA Sorting Solutions,” Ben Bannatyne said. “In addition to its modern technology and flexible design tailored to TOMRA’s specific needs, it meets strict environmental standards and thus reflects our client’s philosophy and values.”

 Most modern technology and sustainable solutions
“We are very proud of our new facility, which is equipped with the most modern technology and incorporates sustainable solutions such as LED lighting, which is in line with our company’s mission to lead the resource revolution. The €10 million investment not only provides us with a state-of-the-art production and distribution facility, it also provides much-improved work areas for our people as TOMRA recognizes its continued successes is down to the hard work and commitment from its employees,” said Martin Hypky.

Prologis Park Bratislava in brief
Prologis Park Bratislava is a state-of-the-art distribution centre that currently comprises 10 buildings totaling 234,000 square metres. Located 24 kilometers east of Bratislava’s city centre, two kilometers from Senec and 16 kilometers from the international airport, the park is ideally suited for domestic and international logistics operations.