Norwegian Prime Minister praises TOMRA's manufacturing facility in Slovakia


Norway’s Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, has expressed her admiration for TOMRA’s purpose-built 12,600 m2 state-of-the art manufacturing and distribution facility at the Prologis Park Bratislava in Senec, Slovakia.

The Slovakian facility manufactures sensor-based sorting machines for the foodrecycling and mining industries for the TOMRA subsidiary, TOMRA Sorting Solutions. The machines optimize resource productivity to help customers obtain more, use less and reuse resources to make the planet more sustainable.

The Prime Minister was accompanied at the facility by the Ambassador of the Slovakian Embassy in Norway, František Kašický, and a delegation from the Norwegian Embassy in Slovakia.

Advanced sorting

During her visit, the Prime Minister was given a presentation on TOMRA and TOMRA Sorting Solutions by the company’s president and chief executive officer, Stefan Ranstrand, and the head of operations and production, Martin Hypký, as well as a guided tour of the €10m manufacturing plant.

Over the course of the tour, Stefan Ranstrand explained how TOMRA’s powerful combination of technologies make the company one of the most advanced providers of sensor-based sorting solutions in the world, with around 10,500 of its systems installed globally.

Commenting on her visit to the facility on August 23rd, Prime Minister Erna Solberg said: “I am very impressed with the production facility in Slovakia and the use of technology at TOMRA.”

Advanced manufacturing

The BREEAM certified facility, which opened in October 2014, is equipped with the latest building and manufacturing technologies and incorporates sustainable design techniques, such as LED lighting, which align with TOMRA’s vision to lead the resource revolution. Today, the facility employs more than 230 people who together produce around 1,200 sorting systems each year based on 30 different machine types.

TOMRA’s Stefan Ranstrand added: “It is an honor for us to show our Slovakian operation to the Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg. What started as an innovation out of a garage in Asker in 1972, has developed into today's TOMRA, a leading provider of sensor-based solutions and a significant contributor towards obtaining, using, and re-using valuable resources in an optimal way."

“We are happy with our modern, purpose built facility in Senec. It fits well with our strategy to optimize our own efforts and resources and is ideally located for supplying our large Central European markets as well as overseas. We are very pleased with the productivity, quality and continuous improvements, indicating the good skill set and professional attitude of the team.”

TOMRA has approximately 85,000 installations in over 80 markets worldwide and had revenues of €650m in 2015. The company employs 2,600 people globally and is publicly listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (OSE: TOM).