S + S separation and sorting Technology GmbH, Schonberg, October 2010 the S + S separation and sorting Technology GmbH with seat in Schonberg, district of Freyung-Grafenau, is a leading global designer and manufacturer of detection, separation and sorting systems. The Division of recycling/Sortingtechnik”has developed a product range in the past three decades for reprocessing of recycled materials (glass, plastics, metal and electronic waste) that sets new standards in terms of worldwide on the use of new technologies, versatility and quality. Task of the machines manufactured by S + S is automatically out to sort the impurities from the collected recycling materials. Impurities in recycled glass are for example crown corks, earthenware or porcelain shards, broken screen glass or heat-resistant Cookware. Back to high-quality glass container to prepare the collected bottles from the glass containers, it is very important for the glassworks that fragments of the free from impurities.
Belongs to the tasks of the S + S the old glass Shard’s automatic color sorting machines, because glass demand especially white glass colour flawless goods. What is essential for the recycling of glass bottles, also applies to the recycling process of PET bottles, before they can be processed back into new bottles or textile fibres. Sorting devices by S + S are in use around the world and enjoy a very good reputation technology and quality. The boom in 2008, euro had targeted a turnover of 25 million S + S. 27 million euro were finally reached.
The collapse all the more glaringly failed in 2009. S + S applied for short-time working. But no layoffs were necessary, the number of employees remained at just over 200. That S + S (almost) had survived the crisis, was possible because in the past, no profits were withdrawn from the company, and thus a comfortable equity base was created. Also, the cooperation with the banks is long-term and trusting.