TOMRA in brief
TOMRA was founded in 1972 and started out with design, manufacturing and sale of reverse vending machines (RVMs) for automated collection of used beverage containers. Today, the TOMRA Group continues to innovate and provide cutting-edge solutions for optimal resource productivity within two main business areas: Collection Solutions (reverse vending, material recovery and compaction) and Sorting Solutions (recycling, mining, food and specialty products).
TOMRA COLLECTION SOLUTIONS
With an installed base of approximately ~70,900 systems in over 30 markets, TOMRA is the world's leading provider of reverse vending solutions. Every year TOMRA facilitates the collection of more than 30 billion empty cans and bottles and provides retailers and other customers with an effective and efficient way of collecting, sorting and processing these containers.
Our Orwak compaction and baling solutions also lead the way in the industry, with an installed base of ~71,000 balers worldwide. The Orwak product line includes a comprehensive range of waste compactors, baling systems and "Brickman" briquette presses for recyclable materials, which enable a more efficient and profitable waste management system. Our vertical balers enable daily savings of approximately 20,000 transport movements, 160,000 liters of fuel and up to 50% of customers' waste handling costs.
TOMRA's material recovery business includes the pick-up, transportation, and processing of used beverage containers in North America, as well as the subsequent brokerage of the processed material to recyclers. The revenue stream in this business area is derived from fees received from bottlers based on the volume of containers processed. Currently, TOMRA Material Recovery processes over 340,000 metric tons of containers annually.
TOMRA SORTING SOLUTIONS
TOMRA Sorting Solutions creates sensor-based technologies for sorting and process analysis within the recycling, mining, and food industries. With close to 10,700 installations worldwide, TOMRA Sorting Solutions offers a unique range of complementary sorting technologies, the most extensive service base, and the widest geographic and market segment coverage in the industry.
TOMRA Sorting Solutions Recycling is a global leader in its field and has pioneered the automation of waste sorting. Its well known TITECH sorters can be used in over 25 recycling applications such as plastics, paper, and metals, and has an installed base of close to 3,500 units across more than 40 markets.
TOMRA Sorting Solutions Mining provides a product portfolio for efficient material separation in various minerals and ore applications such as processing of industrial minerals, diamonds and gemstone recovery, and metal recovery from slag etc. With approximately 200 installations worldwide, TOMRA Sorting's mining business helps to extend the lifetime of mining operations, increasing the value of the deposit.
TOMRA Sorting Solutions Food is the leading provider of optical sorting and processing technology for the fresh and processed food industry. Supporting app. 7,000 installations of ODENBERG and BEST sorters globally, TOMRA Sorting's food business is instrumental in optimizing the world's food utilization, safety and quality.