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A brief history of Tecnor

Tecnor nv/sa was created towards the end of the year 1971 by the company Mechim (then part of the holding Société Générale de Belgique).

The company specialises from the beginning in the sale, distribution and maintenance of equipment and installations for recyclable materials and waste. The concept of sorting and compacting certain materials in order to allow their economical recycling was new at the time.

In 1995, Tecnor was then part of the group Watco, the company acquires Renova Containers based in Grimbergen and moves into the facilities of the latter, alongside the Vilvoorde canal in Grimbergen. This central location is ideal to serve the broad customer base that has in the meantime been developed in Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Furthermore, highly qualified personnel and a large workshop allow as much the storage as the efficient repair of industrial equipment.

Many customer stations have been realized, based on single or multiple stationary presses and often with additional and auxiliary equipment. Tecnor takes responsibility for the integration of the various components, of their commissioning and of the maintenance. The operational life of the machines is quite long and various installations of the early years are still in use.

Collaboration with the company Orwak (from Sweden) in the area of vertical bale presses dates back to 1990. The concept of bale presses is readily accepted in Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and many machines are installed in virtually all fields of activity.

In March 2004 Tecnor becomes an independent company, specialised in the field of equipment for the sorting, shredding and compacting of recyclable material.

With almost 50 years of experience in this specific field, the company makes available to its customers not only the most appropriate equipment, but also an experienced and qualified Technical Service and the consumables necessary to the safe and good operation of this equipment.