Erema Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen Ges.m.b.H.
Founded 1983
Founder Georg Wendelin, Helmut Bacher and Helmuth Schulz
Headquarters Ansfelden, Austria
Number of employees

Company Profile

Erema Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen Ges.m.b.H. is a group of 6 companies that develops and produces custom designed and tailor-made solutions for plastics recycling systems and components. Erema began it's pioneering work in 1983 and today the group consists of the companies 3S, EREMA, KEYCYCLE, PLASMAC, POWERFIL, PURE LOOP and UMAC. The company's group headquarter is located in Ansfelden, near Linz in Austria and has more than 50 national representatives and Erema subsidiaries.

  • Annual group turnover 2014/2015: EUR 130 million
  • 111 patent families granted worldwide
  • 600 employees world wide produce several hundred systems each year

Technology and Group companies

Over 4000 Erema systems around the globe now produce more than 14 million tonnes of plastic pellets every year. It's Vacurema technology is designed for purposes of PET bottle recycling systems.

  • 3S - production of high-tech components for the equipment and machinery of EREMA and PURE LOOP
  • EREMA - world market and technology leader in plastics recycling systems
  • KEYCYCLE - plant optimisation and turnkey solutions for new projects, covering the entire recycling process from sorting and washing to extrusion
  • PLASMAC - expert for machines and components for straightforward standard applications in the in-house segment
  • POWERFIL - specialist for high-performance plastic melt filters
  • PURE LOOP - recycling of clean production waste using shredder-extruder technology


Erema was founded in 1983. Georg Wendelin, Helmut Bacher and Helmuth Schulz founded Erema in 1983 and build the first prototype. Today, the company is under the lead of Klaus Feichtinger and Manfred Hackl


PETplanet Insider Articles

Issue 03 / 2021: Recycling solutions for PET, post-consumer and production waste recycling
Issue 12 / 2020: Closed plastic cycle can be implemented
Issue 09 / 2020: Erema launches its "ShowHello!" digital event platform
Issue 07 / 2020: Erema group looks back on a successful financial year
Issue 12 / 2019: Driving force for circular economy and technological leadership
Issue 09 / 2019: Vacunite - new bottle-to-bottle technology meets highest specifications
Issue 09 / 2019: Circular economy in action
Issue 06 / 2019: World Star Packaging Aeard for recycling innovation
Issue 04 / 2019: Combining Vacuum and Nitrogen atmosphere is the key
Issue 12 / 2018: Boundaries becoming blurred
Issue 11 / 2017: Erema North America Discovery Day 2017
Issue 10 / 2017: Erema founds Powerfill business unit
Issue 10 / 2017: Teamwork always wins
Issue 09 / 2017: rPET packaging with food contact compatibility
Issue 09 / 2017: Krones and Erema are joining forces to progress PET recycling
Issue 08 / 2017: Erema founds Powerfill business unit
Issue 06 / 2017: Erema extends production capacities and optimizes fabrication
Issue 05 / 2017: Argentinian recycling pioneer
Issue 04 / 2017: Efficiency in post-consumer recycling
Issue 12 / 2016: Ultralight PET preforms
Issue 10 / 2016: Careformance: Erema launches recycling 4.0
Issue 06 / 2016: PET flakes for food contact compliant inline preforms in one processing step
Issue 04 / 2016: Erema Discovery Day 2016

External links

Erema Website