The Malmö plant was handed over to Sysav Industri AB in mid-September 2020 and is currently in its initial phase of operation. Together, TOMRA and STADLER have succeeded in demonstrating that industrial-scale automated sorting of textiles is possible: “The plant is fully automated: people are needed only to start and stop the plant, feed the material in, and take the bales from the baler. That’s it,” concludes Urban Kozinc.
Successful completion and operation
Olof Linde, construction project manager of Sysav Industri AB, is impressed with the whole development and construction process: “We appreciate the good cooperation with TOMRA and STADLER, and are very proud that together we have been able to erect and start-up the plant under present conditions with the coronavirus pandemic. The employees from both TOMRA and STADLER have been extremely competent and dedicated to their task during this project. Even during this special pandemic time, we never felt any doubt that all our requirements would be met in the end.”
He feels that Sysav Industri AB has found the right partners for this project: “We feel that the plant is of high quality and it’s re-assuring for us that even though automated textile sorting is a new technology, the base concept has been developed and refined by TOMRA and STADLER in numerous existing plants. Building a world-unique facility requires stable and experienced partners.”