Shredding and recycling equipment maker Lindner Recyclingtech GmbH has moved into its new 14,000-square-meter (150,000-square-foot) corporate headquarters complex in Spittal/Drau, Austria.
The company moved its new offices and adjacent production area in July. “The high global demand for Lindner’s quality products made it necessary to expand the plant and the team,” the company says.
Lindner says it emphasized sustainability and technology in designing and building the new campus. “In terms of production, the focus was on the further expansion of automation and robotics, the associated quality assurance, process optimization in assembly and on extending the company’s own manufacturing capabilities,” Lindner says.
Lindner owner and CEO Manuel Lindner says, “The [energy] crisis has further reassured us that this is the right path. The disrupted supply chains have also shown how important it is for us to manufacture as many components as possible in our own production. Only by investing in our own manufacturing capabilities, robotics, automation and flow production we can ensure the quality of our products and reliable delivery times in the future.”
Michael Lackner, managing director at Lindner, says, “We want our new headquarters to be perfectly equipped for future requirements and be well-positioned to maintain high quality standards and meet the increasing demand for our machines. The production area in the new plant has doubled, which means that we are ideally equipped to cope with the increasing capacities.”
He continues, “It is just as important to us that we offer our employees a modern workplace. By using automation and robotics, we can make work more comfortable. Heavy physical work, such as mounting machines, is no longer necessary. Instead, the task is focused on the proper operation of the robots. We are also significantly expanding our team, which means that we are currently taking on 100 new employees.”
A three-story office complex also is part of the new complex. Throughout the campus, the company says “a great deal of importance was attached to the use of environmentally friendly building materials and sustainability when building the new home of recycling.”
The investment was made possible, the Lindner organization says, because “recycling has been experiencing a strong upswing for many years—worldwide. In 2019, due to the associated higher demand for efficient recycling solutions and Lindner’s endeavor to support its customers in the transformation of end-of-life materials into recyclables, the decision was made to build a new factory—the new home of recycling.”
The company’s motto in its new home of recycling has not changed, Lindner-Recyclingtech says: Make the most of waste.