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From pioneer to world market leader.

Long-term success for more than 35 years.


EREMA is the world's number one in developing and manufacturing plastics recycling machines and system components. Founded in 1983 as a pioneer in the industry, more than 7000 of our systems are now in operation around the globe. Highly respected for their level of innovation, durability and operational reliability. In total, they produce more than 18.5 million tonnes of plastics pellets every year. To the very highest, demand-specific quality.

We are inspired to continue developing technologies that are better and more powerful. That is why our in-sync team consisting of highly qualified specialists carries out research activities for new recycling systems continuously while perfecting existing machines. 115 patent families with more than 1000 patents are testimony to our innovation leadership.

High performance. Worldwide.
EREMA is part of the EREMA Group. Regardless of which aspect of plastics recycling is relevant, customers always enjoy the expertise and tailor-made solutions offered by the companies in the group. That is guaranteed by more than 800 employees in the group, at the headquarters in Ansfelden and St. Marien in Austria, at our subsidiaries in the USA, China and Africa as well as at more than 50 national representatives on five continents.


"We place customer satisfaction at the centre of our work and guarantee the best possible care as a reliable partner through customer focus and personal contact."


"We embrace challenges with courage, dedication and flexibility and drive forward the development of new, unique solutions through our expertise, creativity and passion for technology."


"We are responsible for our activities and consciously seize every opportunity to shape our future proactively together."


"We treat customers, colleagues, suppliers and competitors with respect and show this through our general openness in the way we work together with people. Worldwide."

EREMA figures

  • more than 800 employees in the EREMA Group produce several hundred systems each year
  • 115 patent families with more than 1000 patents
  • EREMA systems produce more than 19 million tonnes of plastics pellets every year
  • In 2021/22 the EREMA Group achieved an annual turnover of EUR 295 million

EREMA product range

We offer individual recycling systems for:

  • for all thermoplastics such as PE, PP, PET, PS, ABS, PA, PC, biopolymers or compounds
  • in a wide variety of forms including films, regrind material, hollow bodies, foam, fibres, tapes, etc.


Since it was founded in 1983 EREMA has never stopped developing. Many ground-breaking inventions and patents in the field of plastics recycling together with permanent growth and entering new markets speak for themselves.

  1. 1983

    Georg Wendelin, Helmut Bacher and Helmuth Schulz found EREMA and build the first prototype

  2. 1986

    New premises are built and the company moves to what are today the headquarters in Ansfelden near Linz

  3. 1992

    Founding of EREMA North America Inc. located in Ipswich, Massachusetts

    Founding of the subsidiary 3S in Roitham, Austria, specialists in the production of extruder screws, know-how parts and high-tech core components for EREMA

  4. 1997

    The 1000th Erema plant leaves the factory

  5. 2001

    Founding of EREMA China based in Shanghai

  6. 2002

    EREMA Japan Corporation, located in Yokohama near Tokyo, is founded.

  7. 2005

    The founders step down and hand over EREMA to the second generation: Gerhard Wendelin, Klaus Feichtinger and Manfred Hackl

  8. 2007

    The annual turnover of EREMA passes EUR 100 million for the first time in its history, with exports accounting for 98.2 per cent.

    Development of EREMA VACUREMA® Prime technology.

  9. 2010

    Gerhard Wendelin steps down from the EREMA managing board

  10. 2011

    The EREMA Group achieves an annual turnover of more than EUR 127 million for the first time.

  11. 2012

    Opening of the EREMA Customer Centre: Covering 1200 m2, our full range of machines is available to customers for test runs.

  12. 2013

    New INTAREMA® with innovative Counter Current technology brings even more efficiency in plastics recycling

    Product improvement of the high performance filter system EREMA Laserfilter

  13. 2015

    Innovative RegrindPro® machine for highly efficient regrind recycling

  14. 2016

    Innovative VACUREMA® Inline Preform system makes it possible for the first time to produce food contact compliant 100% rPET preforms directly from post consumer PET flakes – in one process step, without the detour via pellet production.

    Founding of the subsidiary "OOO EREMA" in Moscow, Russia.

    EREMA presents the highly efficient ReFresher anti-odour technology at K 2016. In combination with the INTAREMA® TVEplus® machine, this enables customers to produce odour-optimised regranulates in premium quality.

  15. 2017

    With the founding of the POWERFIL business unit, EREMA once again expands its portfolio and offers the proven melt filters as individual components for existing extrusion lines.

  16. 2018

    EREMA presents the new VACUNITE® bottle-to-bottle technology at PETnology 2018. The process for food-contact-grade rPET impresses with highly efficient decontamination, compactness and low energy consumption.

  17. 2019

    First cosmetics packaging on the market made of 100% recycled materials: From recycled plastic collected in household recycling sacks directly to high-quality shower gel bottles - the companies Werner & Mertz, Systec Plastics Eisfeld and EREMA managed this demanding recycling and production task in May 2019.

    At K 2019, EREMA presents its smart technologies as well as the new BluPort® customer platform, where existing and new digital assistance systems are bundled.

    European Inventor Award - European Patent Office (EPO) recognises Klaus Feichtinger and Manfred Hackl for exceptional achievements in plastic recycling.

  18. 2021

    1,000th recycling machine from EREMA for North America.

    EREMA Group is a member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste.

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