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2012 Export Winners Series: Starlinger & Co GmbH

12 August 2012

Since 1994 the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth have been awarding "Export prizes" to Austrian companies for their exceptional success on international markets. This year the prize in the Industry category went to Starlinger & Co GmbH.

This family-run company has been involved in mechanical engineering since as early as 1835. Today Starlinger is a global player in machinery for the plastics industry and is the world market leader in equipment for woven plastic sack production.

The production engineer is also enjoying success with its newest business division, recycling technology. The product range includes innovative machinery solutions for the efficient recycling of a variety of plastics, such as PE, PP, PA, PS, PET etc. The recoSTAR product line is known for its completely original recycling technology and proven machine concepts, which have led to its establishment as a key player in the recycling industry. The latest figures show that the recycling sector accounts for 16% of the company’s total revenue.

Starlinger supplies to companies in over 130 countries and has installed more than 900 machine projects worldwide to date. Subsidiaries in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia, Uzbekistan and the USA take care of local sales and service. Exports account for 99.5% of sales.