In addition to the technological advantages offered by TOMRA, MTB appreciates the unconditional commitment of the team. "Our contacts at TOMRA have a sympathetic ear. They work closely with us to develop the best solutions or select the right machine - AUTOSORT®, FINDER, X-TRACT, COMBISENSE, etc.- for the respective application. With TOMRA, we can optimize our customers' sorting results, thus maximizing the value of the final product and ultimately the ROI," explains Romain Doeppen. "For both us and TOMRA, customer satisfaction is paramount. After all, it is the combination of our commitment to customers and our technological achievements that are critical to our success. TOMRA does not even shy away from challenging conditions and tasks. On the contrary, they are even highly motivated to face it and find the best possible solution."
New "Zero Waste" line featuring TOMRA technologies
MTB already operates a sorting centre with 5 lines recoverin secondary raw materials and preparing them for sale. Only in January, the company opened a brand-new sorting facility at its Trept site. To maximise recovery rates, MTB chose TOMRA as sensor-based sorting technology provider. Thanks to the most advanced recovery solutions, the plant can reprocess and recycle mixed infeed. The expansion of the plant, which was commissioned just weeks before the pandemic, is of strategic importance to the company and part of a global investment plan of around €17 million.
Romain Doeppen, MTB Manufacturing Sales Manager, explains: "For 40 years, we have been pursuing the same goal: to provide our customers with the purest secondary raw materials while having as little impact on the environment as possible. When our technicians developed the Zero Waste Metal line, it was natural for us to turn to TOMRA. “
The Zero Waste Metal line proves to be very flexible as it can adapt to a wide variety of input streams, such as the sorting of aluminum profiles or shredder residues from the automotive industry. With this new investment, MTB confirms its position as a supplier of secondary raw materials with a very low environmental footprint. The low environmental impact results from a very efficient recycling process in which TOMRA's technologies play a decisive role.
"This new sorting facility reflects the company's strategic direction and is also of particular importance in terms of recycling," explains Romain Doeppen. "From a niche market focused on a specific type of recycling, recycling has evolved into an indispensable part in waste management. TOMRA and its sorting technologies support us in this process. “