UNTHA marks two decades in UK
In the modern business climate, with its tricky trading conditions and ever-varying pressures, so many organisations quite rightly celebrate milestones and achievements on almost an annual basis.
And why shouldn’t they? From award wins to team expansion, these are deserved successes that merit some shouting about!
So, it’s hopefully understandable that we’re marking a pretty momentous occasion of our own.
UNTHA’s shredding technology has now been supporting the UK’s waste and recycling agenda for 20 years.
Our equipment was first imported into the country in the late 1990s, when our highly-acclaimed four shaft machinery began to tackle an array of materials that forward-thinking firms realised should not be considered ‘rubbish’.
Whilst many clients’ initial focus was volume reduction, the potential of UNTHA’s shredders soon became more widely acknowledged – they could turn a variety of input materials into sophisticated output fractions. And from here the opportunities were virtually endless.
Over time, greater engineering innovations and broader customer thinking saw the technology process increasingly different recyclates. With mounting landfill charges and growing environmental consciences came a bigger appetite to do even more with our waste handling equipment. And so the story continued.
A distributorship agreement with Riverside Waste Machinery in 2002 played a pivotal part in the amplification of the UNTHA brand in Britain. Fast forward to 2011 and the relationship was so strong that the Salzburg headquartered team acquired Riverside’s shredding division to form UNTHA UK.
The true cementation of this global shredding brand, here in this country, brought UK customers one step closer to the innovative engineering hub in the heart of Europe – never before had there been such a direct link between British operators’ requirements and UNTHA’s technological capabilities.
This huge move – echoed in other parts of the world with the formation of UNTHA America, UNTHA Poland and UNTHA Iberica – is one of the many reasons the brand is now at the forefront of the UK resource sector. In fact, some of the key faces within the business have gone on to become major spokespeople within industry, striving for progress and hungry to do more.
It’s been a fantastic 20 years, rich with product launches, industry accreditations, company investment, team development and more. It’s a birthday we’re proud to celebrate. But what we’re even more excited about are the 20 years yet to come. And maybe even the 20 after that…