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TOMRA has opened new regional headquarters in Johannesburg to strengthen its commitment to customers in southern Africa. This initiative is designed to enhance customer care through even better technical support, service, and training, and to ensure prompt availability of spare parts. The move will also improve operational efficiencies by bringing together under one roof all three TOMRA business divisions: Mining, Recycling, and Food.
TOMRA’s new facilities are housed in a two-story, 1,800 square-meter building which accommodates offices, a warehouse, spare parts area, two training rooms, and three meeting rooms connected to TOMRA’s global network of more than 4,000 employees. There is also the space here to demonstrate TOMRA’s sensor-based sorting technologies. The building’s location on the edge of the Longmeadow Business Estate, Edenvale, to the north-east of Johannesburg, is conveniently close to major road networks and the city’s airport. southern Africa. This initiative is designed to enhance customer care through even better technical support, service, and training, and to ensure prompt availability of spare parts. The move will also improve operational efficiencies by bringing together under one roof all three TOMRA business divisions: Mining, Recycling, and Food.
The most senior executive at the new headquarters is Albert du Preez, Senior Vice-President and Head of TOMRA Mining. Du Preez commented: “This investment affirms TOMRA’s wholehearted and long-term commitment to southern Africa. This is a growing market, and one we take very seriously. The 26-strong team operating out of our new headquarters will support customers in South Africa and all other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
TOMRA Sorting Recycling’s role in Africa is of increasing importance, as it is on other continents around the world, because of the immense problems posed by waste. As the world’s population increases – and as millions more people in developing nations gain the living standards of the throw-away ‘consumer society’ – more and more waste will be discharged into landfill, incinerators, and the oceans. With higher rates of recycling now needed urgently, TOMRA provides the optimum technical solutions for extracting recyclable materials from waste streams.
Speaking from TOMRA’s new South African headquarters, Tasos Bereketidis, TOMRA Sorting Recycling’s Regional Sales Director for Emerging Markets, said: “Recycling technologies are a vital requirement in all developed nations, and TOMRA expects to see further growth in southern African markets. From our new premises in Johannesburg we are well positioned to respond to increasing demand for our sensor-based technologies, and to help customers obtain optimum performance from these. I look forward to welcoming existing and new customers to our new premises, and to discussing how TOMRA can increase their productivity.”