TOMRA was founded in 1972, based on the design, manufacturing and sale of reverse vending machines (RVMs) for automated collection of used beverage containers. Today TOMRA provides technology-led solutions that enable the circular economy with advanced collection and sorting systems, and food processing by employing sensor-based sorting and grading technology.

Altogether TOMRA has over 100,000 installations in over 80 markets worldwide and had total revenues of about 12 billion NOK in 2022. TOMRA's geographic footprint covers all continents, and the solutions provided are increasingly relevant for serving sustainable societies.

The TOMRA Group employs 5,000 people globally and is publicly listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. 

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TOMRA Collection

With an installed base of approximately 80,000 machines in over 60 markets, TOMRA Collection is the world's leading provider of reverse vending solutions. Every year, TOMRA enables the collection of more than 45 billion empty cans and bottles and provides retailers and other customers with an effective and efficient way of collecting, sorting and processing these containers.

TOMRA Collection's material recovery business includes the pick-up, transportation, and processing of used beverage containers in North America, as well as the subsequent brokerage of the processed material to recyclers. 


TOMRA Food is the leading provider of sensor-based sorting and grading technology for the food industry. In the developing world, there is a need for more automation within food processing. In developed markets, the emphasis is on food quality, productivity and hygiene.

TOMRA is postioned to serve customers in both the fresh produce sector (such as fruits and berries), and processed food (such as nuts, potatoes and vegetables).

With close to 13,000 installations globally, TOMRA's food business is instrumental in optimizing food utilization, safety and quality.

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TOMRA Recycling

TOMRA Recycling has pioneered the use of sensor-based technology for automating the recovery and recycling of valuable resources. The flexible sorting systems perform an extensive range of sorting tasks and can sort various types of materials and minerals with the purpose of preparation for recycling, material upgrading, as well as sustainable sorting of ores, gemstones and minerals.

Sensor-based sorting technology is critical to reducing the dependency on primary raw materials and mitigating the environmental impact caused by landfills and incineration.

Currently TOMRA Recycling has an installed base of over 8,000 units across more than 40 markets.