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UNTHA UK – Company History

UNTHA UK is the country’s leading provider of the most innovative waste shredders in the marketplace.

Time and again clients report incredibly low operating costs, unrivalled efficiencies and fantastic returns on their investment. This is in no small part due to the level of expertise, knowledge and insight within the UNTHA UK consultancy team – a hand-picked selection of waste shredding, recycling and engineering professionals dedicated to helping customers extract the most value from their machines.

But where did UNTHA UK come from?
In 2011, prestigious Austrian manufacturers UNTHA invested in the industry-renowned waste shredding division of Riverside Waste Machinery, to form the exciting new brand UNTHA UK.

The creation of this fresh company united Europe’s most talented engineers with the UK’s most passionate and experienced waste management experts, reaping significant benefits for clients.

Chris Oldfield, a popular figurehead within the waste and recycling industry and previous managing director of Riverside Waste Machinery, remains at the helm of UNTHA UK. With his team, he is responsible for ensuring the UNTHA’s world-leading shredding technology increases uptime, drives down costs, and improves the environmental agenda of waste recyclers, processors and alternative fuel producers across the country.

Leading the waste shredding revolution
The birth of UNTHA UK made perfect sense. Chris’s values are perfectly aligned with those of the Austrian parent company – both share a commitment to innovation, quality and education; a determination to solve waste problems; and the belief that customers should lie at the heart of every business decision.

Now, as Chris and his team identify more and more opportunities in the UK’s waste and recycling industry, this collaboration of resources, technical knowledge and 30 years of waste shredding history, means UNTHA UK can offer an outstanding level of product and service.

Unswervingly committed to the ethos “we will give you more”, UNTHA UK is well-positioned to lead the waste shredding revolution. If you don’t believe us, come and visit our exciting new waste machinery and shredding test centre, to see for yourself.

To discover more about the history behind the renowned UNTHA brand, visit our heritage page.

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Contact UNTHA

Excel House, Becklands Close,
Bar Lane, Roecliffe, Boroughbridge
YO51 9NR York
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 845 450 5388

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UNTHA UK is the country’s leading supplier of innovative waste shredding technology and waste management expertise. Combining unparalleled technological manufacturing capabilities with decades of UK marketplace and shredding application expertise, UNTHA UK delivers an insightful, personable and value-adding service which has cemented the company’s position as the number one waste machinery provider in the country. ISOQAR Registered
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Cert No. 11513
ISO 9001
ISO 14001
OHSAS 18001