DECEMBER 2011

Untha America opens larger headquarters

Untha America, Inc. recently held an open house to celebrate the opening of its relocated United States headquarters in Hampton, New Hampshire. The new complex consists of larger office and warehouse space and an expanded test facility which includes Untha’s newest single shaft shredder, the VR, as well as a newly redesigned RS Series 4-shaft machine.

“This new facility is twice the size of our old one in Massachusetts and reflects both Untha’s growth as well as our commitment to the North American market” said Bernhard Mueggler, president of Untha America. The event included shredding demonstrations showcasing the capabilities of Untha’s single-shaft and 4-shaft technology. “Shredding and size reduction is crucial to any recycling operation,” explained Charles Hildebrand, the western regional sales manager. “It is what transforms waste into product.”

On hand for the event were Untha sales personnel, members of New Hampshire’s Economic Development Division, representatives of local recycling councils and several of Untha’s customers from around the country. There were also a number of new clients looking for the latest processing and recycling machinery.

All witnessed the transformation of computers, wood, desktop printers, cardboard, hard drives, paper and plastic into piles of raw material which can be used in the manufacture of new products.

“Here in Hampton we are much more capable in terms of being able to test a wide variety of materials for our existing and potential customers. We can shred almost anything from a cell phone to a 1,000 lb. bale of plastic,” explained Peter Dion, regional sales manager.