NGR Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary
In May 2016, Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen GmbH (NGR), Feldkirchen, Austria, looked back on 20 years of company history as an international success. This major milestone was celebrated at the headquarters in Upper Austria with NGR sales partners, employees and guests from more than 20 countries.
The company also set its sails for the next decade, where the focus will be on the transition to the circular economy. As part of the Next Generation Group, NGR aims to promote its vision for the future as the technological market leader in the plastics sector. CEO Josef Hochreiter wants to actively pursue the direction the company has taken to make sustainable use of resources in the plastics industry.
During the course of two decades, NGR has become a strong partner in a growing group, the Next Generation Group. Josef Hochreiter comments: "The group brings together all of the expertise necessary to ensure that plastics are managed in an efficient and sustainable manner throughout the entire cycle –from product design to processing and recycling."
The NGR success story began in 1996 as a typical start-up in an annex of a farmhouse. "The first system was sold to a client in Japan. The foundation of further funding and the expansion of the company was thus laid," recalls Gerold Barth, managing director and one of the founders of NGR. The choice to make Upper Austria the headquarters has proven a smart decision from the start. As one of Europe's strongest competitive regions, with an export ratio of almost 60 %, many hidden champions such as NGR are found in Upper Austria.
To ensure continued success, it will be critical to manufacture and develop reliable products with the highest quality standards in the future and to develop smarter machine solutions that provide maximum efficiency. According to NGR, it will also be crucial to understand the increasingly complex structures of plastic products in order to be able to provide optimal processing solutions in terms of the best possible recycling qualities.
NGR Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen GmbH
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