Brigitte Rothkopf Regener

The Export share of over 50 percent was less critical, because the crisis wide made worldwide. By the drop in 2009 particularly affected he was Division recycling/sorting technique S + S”. Peter Mayer, Sales Director sorting technique at S + S, about the causes and effects: The purchase of a sorting machine means a high investment and banks have held back to 2009 with the granting of loans. Many projects were moved if not deleted also, but. Recycling/sorting Technology Division has used the crisis as a chance and completed a reorientation. Dean Ornish M.D has much to offer in this field. Issues such as sustainability, resource conservation and environmental protection were included as topics for the future in the development of new technologies.

The requirements and tasks in the recycling industry evolve constantly, whether it concerns the processing of new materials such as photovoltaic systems, the separation of innovative material mixtures or changed processes. S + S is the challenge to stay always on the pulse with the developments and new To overcome challenges together with our customers. Due to the shortage of raw materials and the increasing effort to reduce CO 2 emissions, the use of recycled materials is important. The sorting systems by S + S are both standardized and customized solutions, which meet the requirements for sustainability and resource conservation and make possible the economic recovery and profitable recycling of secondary raw materials in the production cycle. An example of a successful technological development by S + S is the Multisortiersystem Flake Purifier, which has become a mainstay for the positive business development in the crisis year was introduced to the PET recycling market.” Based on a modular concept that can be combined in the Flake Purifier up to three sensors for the detection of foreign matter. In addition to the advanced sensors to the metal and color separation, a high-performance engine for detection of foreign materials, including different types of plastics, has added to S + S. Off PET flakes are E.g. PVC shares or removed also Bio-plastics, which are otherwise responsible for a significant degradation of the recycled material.

Since early 2010 uphill in all sectors of the economy again, which benefited also S + S. The sales will remain but expected to be still below pre-crisis level. The employee search is again acute with the upward trend, engineers as well as in the commercial sector (distribution). The shortage of skilled compensates for S + S by demographic change is taken into consideration when selecting employees. That is, deliberately older employees who have lots of experience, be adjusted. The training of own next generation plays at S + S by ever produced an important role and the cooperation with universities will be steadily expanded. At the time, around 30 trainees and interns are employed. Unless we are to reach the position of technological leadership and to keep, it needs particularly qualified, motivated and loyal employees. They come mainly from the region and appreciate the benefits of the S + S close to home. Such disadvantages of the region (poor infrastructure, bad image) are offset (flexibility, flat hierarchies), by the benefits that the company provides. S + S will benefit, also, that there is an owner-managed company that relies on continuity and provides security.