(Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen GmbH, Feldkirchen) has opened a new sales office in Malaysia, which will oversea business in the Southeast Asia. The new regional office will be managed by Walter Schmedler and is situated in Selangor Darul Ehsan, granting it proximity to Kuala Lumpur. At this point, the office will have two employees, with the goal of providing more intensive support service to customers and distribution partners. In addition to Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian location grants access to the Vietnamese market where the company says there is a healthy demand backlog.
According to the Waste Management Assn. of Malaysia, plastics make up 15% to 17% of Penang’s solid waste composition, with that figure growing, while the recycling rate for plastic is just 3%. Because of this, the government, with support from environmentalists and non-governmental organizations, has been promoting recycling, as well as a reduction in total plastic demand.
NGR produces machinery for the recycling of post-industrial thermoplastics, claiming the number-two position in the world market. In 2008, turnover was 15.4 million euros, with expected sales of 15 million euros for 2009-2010. Established in 1996, the company has 50 employees and generates 97% of its business from exports, providing recycling systems for films, fibers, tapes, ropes, fabrics, nonwovens, and solid materials like purgings. Through partners, NGR’s Asian presence also extends to China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. In Malaysia, it worked with Corvet Technologies SDN BHD, also in Selangor Darul Ehsan. —[email protected]