Allies in recycling

In a recently announced co-operation agreement, Krones and Stadler Anlagenbau GmbH are lighting the touchpaper for a strong circular economy.

Used PET bottles and other plastic waste can serve as a valuable resource for the packaging sector and other branches of industry. It’s just that this – at least at the moment – is still largely fragmented. To change this situation in the long term, Krones and Stadler Anlagenbau GmbH have reached a co-operation agreement.

The shared aim is to make the benefits of plastic recycling a reality that is as achievable and profitable as possible for customers all over the world. Firstly, by offering their existing, tried-and-tested solutions for sorting and recycling technology as turnkey complete factories from a single source. And secondly, by collaborating on the development of new solutions, processes and technologies to do with the sorting and treatment of waste.

Ambitious targets

In combining their own specialist expertise and technologies, Krones and Stadler expect to deliver a significant boost to recycling technology and the associated circular economy. “We would like to supply our customers with the highest quality in terms of material output that can be found in the industry,” explains Willi Stadler, managing director of Stadler Anlagenbau GmbH. Christian Fisch, who as Head of Plants is responsible for the collaboration at Krones AG’s end, adds: “The co-operation enables us to reduce and improve interfaces. Not only does that help us drive our technology and processes forward, it means we can now also handle specific customer projects much more quickly than before.”

Have a look at our interview with Willi Stadler and Christian Fisch about the cooperation:



Brief portrait

Stadler Anlagenbau GmbH is one of the market leaders in the sorting plant sector. Based in Altshausen, the company employs around 450 people and has already sold more than 350 turnkey systems and 2,000 individual components across the world. The technologies it has developed in-house can be used to sort a wide variety of materials, including plastic waste, paper and cardboard, household rubbish and commercial waste.