XR3000C mobil-e is in operation at Korn Recycling

Family recycling business puts its trust in UNTHA shredding technology

Korn Recycling operates one of the world’s most advanced commercial waste sorting and alternative fuel processing plants in Albstadt/Baden-Württemberg, Germany. For more than two years, this specialist waste management plant has been using UNTHA’s high-performance, solution-orientated XR3000C mobil-e for the recycling of residual wood and tyres.


With the growing range of materials to be processed, the recycling industry is faced with increasingly stringent requirements. Alexander Korn, Managing Director of Korn Recycling, agrees with this viewpoint and has defined the criteria for his company’s new shredding solution: electric drive, mobility, a powerful cutting system, low maintenance, energy efficiency and a high throughput were non-negotiable. “Time is moving on, businesses are moving on, materials are becoming more and more varied. For our site in Albstadt, we were therefore looking for an alternative to our old diesel-powered unit – and we found it in the XR3000C mobil-e from UNTHA!”, says Alexander Korn.

High throughput, maximum flexibility

The shredder is mostly used for residual wood of varying classifications. At the Albstadt site, classes A1 to A3 are shredded to fraction sizes of 50 to 100 mm. The XR3000C mobil-e can deal with 15 to 25 tonnes per hour, with the output going partly into thermal, partly into material recovery. As the machine is highly flexible, it is also used for shredding tyres, with a throughput of around 6 tonnes per hour. The shredded material is then used as an energy source by a cement plant in the region. The XR3000C mobil-e also processes commercial waste or material flows, for a final product that is supplied to regional power stations.

High praise for UNTHA

The decision in favour of the UNTHA XR class shredder was preceded by a range of tests. “We completed test runs with different materials. From the start, we were particular interested in this product. The unit fulfilled all our expectations to the letter and left us particularly impressed after the test run. That’s why we opted for UNTHA – and we are still more than happy with our decision”, says Managing Director Alexander Korn. When it comes to service and maintenance, UNTHA also has a lot to offer. “If we need a service technician, they are usually on site within 24 hours”, Alexander Korn points out. He is happy to recommend the services of Austrian premium manufacturer UNTHA to others: “We get a lot of visits from colleagues and partners who talk to us about shredding solutions, sorting technology, machines and plants, and I always recommend our UNTHA product. And praise from the mouth of a Swabian is high praise indeed!”, says Korn.

Korn Recycling

The core competence of Korn Recycling is the recycling of waste from industrial, commercial and trading companies as well as municipal bulk waste. The focus lies very much on innovative approaches towards the recycling and utilisation of waste. Since 2002, the company has been producing high-quality alternative fuels for energy production in power plants. Alexander Korn is the second generation to head this 40-year-old, medium-sized family enterprise and employs more than 180 people at five different locations across three districts. With the logistics services offered by Korn Rekotrans, headed by Markus Korn, the company has a second string to its bow.

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