Wardenburg, 26th September 2023. The Eggersmann GmbH celebrated a very special machine anniversary at its site in Wardenburg: The 1600th BACKHUS compost turner will also be delivered to the USA as the 200th machine. A special edition was created especially for this extraordinary occasion.
Machines for the whole world
The 1600th BACKHUS is an A 75 and thus the largest model in the BACKHUS Product range. The "75" refers to the possible windrow width of 7.5 metres. The machines are used, for example, in the composting of biowaste such as green waste and manure. In addition, they are also used in the biological drying as well as in soil remediation and many other applications. For its export to the United States, the double jubilarian was also dressed up appropriately: stars and stripes in the style of the US flag adorn the machine, which will find its new home in Texas. Even for the employees at the site, this was something special. Eggersmann claims world market leadership with its BACKHUS windrow turners from Wardenburg – machines are therefore also regularly shipped to countries outside Europe. "Due to their long service life, the many sophisticated adaptation and specialisation options as well as their excellent equipment, our BACKHUS windrow turners are in demand all over the world. They are now used in 75 countries spread across all climate zones," explains Christian Brouer, Brand Manager for Turning Equipment at Eggersmann with obvious pride. "We've always had a thriving export business: some of our first BACKHUS’ went to Japan as early as 1989, we exported the 700th machine to Florida in 2009, the 1,000th was shipped to Colombia in 2014 and the 1,500th made its way to Sweden just last year."
The hidden champion in Wardenburg
The Eggersmann GmbH has mobile recycling technologies from the areas of turning, shredding, screening and sifting in its extensive portfolio and is thus one of the few full-range suppliers in the industry. From assembly to development, the Wardenburg site is mainly responsible for the turning technology, although shredders of the TEUTON product range are also developed and manufactured there. "Sustainability and environmental protection are the topics of the future. With our solutions, we at Eggersmann are right at the forefront here," explains Michael Broßmann as site manager. "We therefore have an excellent order situation with very good prospects for the future." Both the company and the site are therefore growing steadily, which is why Brouer and Broßmann are also regularly on the lookout for new colleagues. "At our company, the value of training is especially important. We train IT specialists, salesmen, product designers, electronics as well as mechatronics technicians and warehouse specialists. Most of the time, we can take on the trainees directly after they have successfully completed their training." It was only in 2015 that the company moved from Jeddeloh 2 to the site in Wardenburg – at that time with about 80 employees, today there are already 110. Currently, the site produces around 150 machines per year.