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Herbold Meckesheim GmbH
Founded 1884
Founder Adam Herbold
Headquarters Meckesheim, Germany
Number of employees
120 (2015)
Website www.herbold.com

Company Profile

Herbold Meckesheim, Germany, specializes in the manufacture of machines and lines for the treatment of plastic waste from the plastics processing industry, the treatment of used, mixed and contaminated plastics, the pulverization of plastic granulates and waste and numerous other applications of their machines in waste treatment, raw materials recovery and material preparation for various industrial processes.

The company offers service and spare parts for their own machines as well as for many other similar machines of competitive makes.

Herbold products related to PET recycling comprise technologies for bottle-to-bottle, bottle-to-flake and bottle-to-granulate applications: PET granulators, agglomerators, shredders, complete PET washing and recycling lines.

Facts and Figures

Employees: 120

Customer locations: Germany, Europe, North America, North Africa, Middle and Far East

Annual turnover: € 30 million.

Production plant: 4,500m²


  • fine grinding machines
  • shredding machines
  • washing, separating and drying machines
  • plastcompactors


  • 1884 - Company set up by Adam Herbold as a millwrighting shop
  • 1921 - Company taken over by Georg Herbold
  • 1956 - Company’s activities continued by Oskar Herbold
  • 1978 - Brothers Karlheinz and Werner Herbold have been running the company since 1978


PETplanet Insider Articles

Issue 10 / 2023: The alliance with Coperion gives Herbold Meckesheim’s growth more impetus
Issue 01 / 2023: Round and round
Issue 10 / 2022: Acquisition of Herbold Meckesheim completed
Issue 09 / 2022: Shredder solutions
Issue 09 / 2021: Plastics recycling solutions
Issue 12 / 2020: Another Herbold washing line in the UK
Issue 05 / 2020: Herbold Meckesheim sees boom in incoming orders
Issue 03 / 2020: Efficiency and quality in plastic recycling
Issue 10 / 2019: Size reducing, washing, separating, drying and agglomeration
Issue 06 / 2019: Herbold Meckesheim starts rebuilding the site destroyed by a devastating blaze
Issue 10 / 2017: Dust becomes valuable
Issue 03 / 2017: Bottle-to-bottle flakes with FDA approval
Issue 04 / 2017: Forced feed granulators
Issue 10 / 2016: The five pillars of plastics recycling

External links

Herbold Website