TOMRA Sorting Solutions and Prologis, a worldwide leader in industrial real estate, today celebrated the grand opening of a 12,600m², BREEAM-certified, build-to-suit facility in Slovakia that is fully customised to accommodate TOMRA’s production and distribution requirements.
The grand opening at Prologis Park, Bratislava, was marked by an official ribbon-cutting ceremony, which was attended by more than 200 TOMRA personnel, TOMRA president and CEO Stefan Ranstrand, TOMRA Sorting Solutions executive vice-president Dr Volker Rehrmann, city officials, media, employees and distingushed guests. The ceremony was followed by a tour of the facility and a demonstration of many TOMRA sorting machines, including the new Blizzard sorter.
Senec deputy mayor Jarmila Répássyová said: "This industrial and logistics park, located in Senec, has a major influence on employment rates in our city, and we welcome every new addition, especially that of such a technically-advanced company, Norwegian TOMRA Systems ASA.
"Senec cares deeply about the creation of new jobs and work opportunities for all our people and TOMRA will bring many new job opportunities to the area. We are looking forward to our co-operation with TOMRA Sorting Solutions, and we anticipate that it will also bring sophisticated technologies and an advancement to the corporate culture in Senec."
TOMRA creates transformative sensor-based solutions for optimal resource productivity in the fields of reverse vending, compaction, recycling, mining, food and specialty products. TOMRA invested more than €10 million in the new class-a building, which will house more than 200 employees and function as a distribution centre for the recycling, mining and food sorting businesses to supply Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia.
Prologis Central and Eastern Europe managing director Ben Bannatyne said: "This facility will become the main production centre for TOMRA Sorting Solutions.
"In addition to it’s modern technology and flexible design tailored to TOMRA’s specific needs, it meets strict environmental standards and thus reflects our client’s philosophy and values."
TOMRA Sorting Solutions local manager and operations director food Martin Hypký stated: "We are very proud of our new facility, which is equipped with the most modern technology and incorporates sustainable solutions such as LED lighting, which is in line with our company’s mission to lead the resource revolution.
"The €10 million investment not only provides us with a state-of-the-art production and distribution facility, it also provides much-improved work areas for our people as TOMRA recognises its continued successes is down to the hard work and commitment from its employees."