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Why you need to contact HERBOLD?

  • 40 years of experience and Innovation
  • Extensive after sales service
  • Test center including a pilot washing line

Who we are

HERBOLD Meckesheim GmbH is a leading recycling specialist for the plastics industry. The company’s machinery helps reduce and reuse plastic waste. HERBOLD’s machines are in operation all over the world.

Our machines treat the ‘clean’ waste from the plastics processing industry, as well as used, mixed and contaminated plastics. The machines are used for pulverising plastic granulates and waste, as well as in countless other applications in waste treatment, raw materials recovery and material preparation for a range of industrial processes. Customer specific material is tested in own technical laboratory for optimized machinery concepts.

The worldwide fast service for the installation and maintenance of the systems ensures a smooth process and avoids standstill of the machines.

Today, HERBOLD is managed in the fourth generation by Karlheinz and Werner Herbold.
More than two thirds of the production is exported all over the world. Around 170 employees in Meckesheim, along with employees of the company’s international agents, take care of the custom-made machines in accordance with customers’ stated requirements, from the planning stage via commissioning and until the end of the machines’ operational life.

What we do

Size Reduction

  • Shredder
  • Granulators
  • Pulverizing Systems

Washing/ Separation Systems and Components

  • Pre-washing Units
  • Friction Washers
  • Separation Tanks and Hydrocyclones
  • Mechanical and Thermal Drying
  • Water Processing


  • Plastcompactors


  • Parts and Overhauls
  • Inspections and Trouble Shooting
  • Upgrades and Performance Service

Our products

Hot washing

Step Dryer (HVST)


SMS 80/120


“We are really satisfied with the new granulators from HERBOLD Meckesheim. We do now achieve a 30 % higher throughput with the same energy consumption compared to previous grinders – even with a smaller grinding chamber. Furthermore, the granulators are more stable and the feeding of parts is better: Both the quality and the better price-performance ratio of HERBOLD Meckesheim convinced us”

Daniela Teich, Plant Manager
Aurora Kunststoffe GmbH


“Our decision for two hydrocyclone separation steps from Herbold Meckesheim really has paid off. Separation tanks are a thing of the past. The result: longer time periods before the screens of the extruder have to be changed and a considerably better quality of film flakes. Cleanness and sorting accuracy in regard to wood, paper and foreign plastics are really convincing, without ifs or buts.“

Jörg Schneeberger CEO
Walter Kunststoffe GmbH (WKR)


“We had the choice between several suppliers for our PET bottle to bottle plastics recycling plant. We decided to purchase our equipment from HERBOLD in Germany. The excellent after-sales team was the deciding reason we chose to work with HERBOLD. They bridged a distance of more than 5,000 miles and helped my staff get moving quickly and helped us start production and maintain the system. HERBOLD offers simply the best technology for size reduction, washing, separation, and drying of PET bottles.“

George Gatlin, Gernaldirektor

Herbold in video


Waste / Recycling, reuse, repurposing

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