TOMRA was founded on an innovation in 1972 that began with the design, manufacturing and sale of reverse vending machines (RVMs) for automated collection of used beverage containers. Today TOMRA continues to innovate and provide cutting-edge solutions for optimal resource productivity within two main business areas: Collection Solutions (reverse vending and material recovery) and Sorting Solutions (food, recycling, and mining).
Innovation has always been at the core of TOMRA.
To us, leadership is about daring to rebel against the way we consume, waste and discard today. The world is at the dawn of a resource revolution – and we are leading it.
Creating value through two strong business areas
TOMRA’s mission is to create sensor-based solutions for optimal resource productivity, making sustainability profitable – with increased relevance and meaning.
TOMRA was founded on an innovation for return of empty beverage containers more than forty years ago. In a small shed in Asker, Norway, the brothers Petter and Tore Planke created a solution to a problem: a local grocer wanted a machine that could quickly and easily take back empty bottles. This was the beginning of TOMRA.