For more than 15 years the globally known SIGMA Plastics Group has put its trust in recycling machines from NGR, the plastics recycling machine manufacturer from Upper Austria. In December, NGR’s machine number 1,000 was delivered to a Sigma plant New Jersey.
Founded in 1996, NGR is an internationally operating company that specializes in manufacturing plastic recycling machines. From its headquarters in Feldkirchen/Donau, Austria, the company has expanded its global reach and now has several customer centers in the US and Asia. During the past two decades, more than 1,000 machines have rolled off its assembly lines, including over 100 machines this year. And NGR marked this milestone together with its valued customer, the SIGMA Plastics Group.
SIGMA is the largest privately owned film extrusion company in North America, with more than 5,000 employees and an annual processing volume of over two billion pounds. Its product range includes packaging film, stretch film, merchandise bags, garbage bags and garment bags. In December, the 1,000th recycling machine produced by NGR was delivered to SIGMA Group — and with it NGR celebrated a major milestone.
Efficiency and service excellence
SIGMA Group currently has over 40 NGR recycling machines in use. When a company of this size forges such a steady business relationship with a supplier, clearly there are good reasons. Mr. Alfred Teo, CEO of SIGMA, explains: “We count on solutions from NGR because each system efficiently recycles all of our plastic waste and because we can rely on their excellent service. The NGR support team works actively with all of our plants to ensure that our machines are running smoothly.”
Picture capture: on the left Mr. Josef Hochreiter, CEO Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen (NGR), on the right Mr. Alfred S. Teo, CEO von SIGMA
NGR (Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen GmbH)
Founded in 1996, the Austrian company Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen GmbH provides customized plastic recycling solutions. The systems are manufactured at the headquarters in Feldkirchen and operate in more than 80 countries around the world. With state-of-the-art customer care centers in Europe, the USA and China, NGR is never far from its clients. NGR recycling solutions provide ZERO SCRAP production for plastic processors as well as solutions for high-quality new plastic pellets for post-consumer plastics. The new LSP technology means PET materials leave the recycling process with better quality than the input material (i.e. upcycling). As its most important mission for the future, NGR is driving the transition to a circular economy. NGR also aims, as the technological market leader in the plastics sector, to promote plastics as a valuable material for future generations. NGR gives plastic processors and recyclers increases in efficiency and quality with its S. M. A. R. T. DIALOG machine connection (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology). Machine performance and pellet quality can be checked anywhere in real time and can be analyzed without any information gaps.
NGR is part of a strong network within the NEXT GENERATION GROUP (Collin, BritAS, NGR). www.ngr.at