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Key Facts

TOMRA AT A GLANCE:

  • TOMRA was founded in 1972, on an innovation that began with design, manufacturing and sale of reverse vending machines (RVMs) for automated collection of used beverage containers.
  • Today, the TOMRA Group is organized in two main business areas: Collection Solutions (reverse vending, and material recovery) and Sorting Solutions (food, recycling, and mining).
  • TOMRA has installations in over 80 markets worldwide.
  • Total revenues were ~8.6 billion NOK in 2018.
  • Approximately 4,000 employees work at TOMRA.
  • TOMRA is publicly listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

Business areas:

Collection Solutions

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Reverse Vending:

  • 38% of total TOMRA sales in 2018
  • 1,500 employees
  • Customers: Grocery retailers
  • Market share: 75%

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Material Recovery:

  • 12% share of total TOMRA sales in 2018
  • 590 employees
  • Customers: Grocery retailers and beverage manufacturers
  • Market share: 60% in USA (markets served)

 

Sorting Solutions

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Food:

  • 34% of total TOMRA sales in 2018
  • 1,370 employees
  • Customers: Food growers, packers and processors
  • Market share: Bulk sorting 25%, Lane sorting 25%

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Recycling:

  • 13% share of total TOMRA sales in 2018
  • 240 employees
  • Customers: Material recovery facilities, scrap dealers, metal shredder operators
  • Market share: 55%-65%

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Mining:

  • 3% share of total TOMRA sales in 2018
  • 80 employees
  • Customers: Mining companies
  • Market share: 40%-60%