NGR celebrates its anniversary
20. January 2023
Together with customers, business partners, employees and companions from all over the world, Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen GmbH celebrated its 25th anniversary at the newly built plant in Feldkirchen/Donau on September 16.
Since its beginnings in 1996, NGR has been one of the technological pioneers in the field of sustainable plastics recycling. Driven by the mission “working for a better future”, the company has been building and developing customized recycling machines for Post Industrial Recycling, Post Consumer Recycling and PET Improvement for more than 25 years now.
NGR has a lot to celebrate:
A lot has changed since the company was founded. Early on, the recycling specialists focused on internationalization and today deliver technologies from Upper Austria to the entire world. Fueled by the global demand for resource conservation, NGR has grown strongly in recent years, has continuously developed and has more than doubled the size of the plant in Feldkirchen. The headquarters now employs 180 people regionally, working on intelligent solutions for the plastics industry. “We couldn’t have done it without support,” agree COO, Erich Fürst and CTO, Günther Klammer. “It was time to celebrate our 25th anniversary and thank our customers, partners, highly motivated employees and all supporters. “And what better way to do that than with a big gala, the jubilarians thought, and invited everyone to celebrate together at the newly built plant at the company’s headquarters in Feldkirchen/Donau.
Successful celebration in the assembly hall
The newly built assembly hall was transformed into a gala stage. The festively decorated location did not suggest that heavy recycling machines had been manufactured here just a short time before. Punctually at 6:00 p.m., the founders and owners welcomed the 500 international guests and let presenter Nina Kraft elicit deep insights into the beginnings of the company. One of the founders, Gerold Barth, recalled how the first recycling machine was assembled on his parents’ farm. “With little capital, but all the more enthusiasm and passion, we worked around the clock on our idea,” Barth reminisced. Josef Hochreiter, CEO of NEXT GENERATION GROUP described another important milestone for the company, recounting how a sailing trip around bays and beaches littered with plastic waste led to the development of new technologies for recycling post-consumer waste. Afterwards, the management thanked all companions as well as the entire staff for their commitment and dedication and gave an outlook on the company’s future plans. After a successful show performance by Jonglissimo, the guests were treated to regional delicacies. The cake, which was personally presented by master confectioner Leo Jindrak to celebrate the day, was the successful finale. With live music, the guests celebrated and danced into the evening hours in the beautifully decorated assembly hall.
Optimistic view into the future
Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen GmbH proudly looks back on an eventful 25 years. However, the Feldkirchen-based company certainly does not want to rest on its laurels and has already developed the next generation of highly efficient recycling machines for a better future. “After all, the more cost-effective, high-quality and energy-saving the reprocessing succeeds, the more plastic will actually be recycled,” the specialists are sure and, after the successful celebration, are looking forward to the coming 25 years.