ReTec Miljø ApS is a Danish company with 40 employees that since 1997 has delivered, produced and sold quality products and solutions for waste treatment, recycling, shredding, chipping, baling and composting- and screening systems. Besides being a dealer for several suppliers, the company develops, produces and sells their own solutions, e.g. bale opener, gypsum recycling systems, mineral wool recycler and mobile security shredding units – all produced inhouse. ReTec Miljø ApS has their own construction department, production facilities and automation-team, all focused on delivering simple and robust machines, fitted to the customer´s need. They wish to give their customers the best advice and the most durable solution, where the customer can make money on a product that initially doesn´t seem to have any value. *ReTec manufactures all its solutions from scratch, ensuring a high quality and uniform standard in the finished product Easy Engineering: What’s the news for 2021 about new products? ReTec Miljø ApS: Our bale opener opens bales of various types of material. Both plastic wrapped, threaded or netted bales. For a while we have experienced an increasing demand for opening bales with wires, and hence we are in the process of developing a solution for this issue. E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active? ReTec Miljø ApS: We operate mainly in the European market and a little bit in the niche markets of cement and gypsum. The green transition is always lurking, and here our experience is that companies are having an increased focus on sustainability and recycling. The companies that are investing are also the companies that are in the position and have the will to do so. The market is developing and with all the focus on being green from the consumers side and environmental demands from the governments side the trend of focusing on recycling solutions won´t stop but rather pick-up speed. *The mobile security shredding trucks carry an optional onboard shredder, enabling the customer to shred hard drives, USB-sticks, phones etc. into no-longer recognizable pieces, ensuring that sensitive data can no longer be accessed and impact business. E.E: What can you tell us about market trends? ReTec Miljø ApS: We are experiencing an increased interest and demand for pre-treatment plants, bale openers, mobile security shredding units and mineral wool recycler. E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed? ReTec Miljø ApS: We would say our mineral wool recycler. It is continuously being improved, and is now i its 2nd generation as a result of the collaboration with our customers. It is a labour in progress, and we make sure the mineral wool recycler is designed and fitted to match the customer´s need every time. *The mineral wool recycler purifies and reduces recycled mineral wool waste into three fractions. The clean recycled mineral wool can be used in the production of new mineral wool or as additive to the ceramic industry. E.E: What estimations do you have for 2021? ReTec Miljø ApS: We look forward to 2021. Luckily the market hasn´t been that affected by COVID-19 and we have had a solid pipeline throughout the last year. Of course, there has been delays in deliveries and cancelled meetings and fairs but nothing major. We do operate in a niche market and the green transition worldwide does not stop, not even for a pandemic. Hence, we feel confident that people´s wish for durability, sustainability and the companies drive to increase their revenue will result in a positive trend.