Pioneers in supplying raw materials
A profitable business model with lasting benefits
When ALBA first opened its doors in 1968, reusing old products and materials as a source of raw materials was considered a worthwhile but unrealistic ideal. From day one, ALBA saw waste as more than just a troublesome nuisance, and was quick to invest in technologies for extracting and processing recyclable materials. Even in the very early seventies we were starting to collect, sort and recycle glass, paper and cardboard in Berlin. We created the "Berlin model" - the type-specific separation of materials that's essential for high-quality recycling and now used throughout Germany.
A full service provider with vision
With its two brands - ALBA and Interseroh - and a total of about 7,500 employees ALBA Group operates within Germany, Europe and Asia. With an annual turnover of approx. 2.2 billion Euros (2015) ALBA Group is one of the leading recycling and environmental services companies as well as raw material providers worldwide. In 2015 alone ALBA Group saved almost 5.9 million tonnes of greenhouse gases compared to primary production and at the same time about 51.8 million tonnes of primary raw materials through its recycling activities.
As a full service provider, we cover the entire spectrum of environmental services, from consultation on waste management, to packaging licensing in markets using the German "dual system", to the provision of dependable recycling solutions, state-of-the-art sorting technologies and innovative logistics and product development, and the delivery of raw materials worldwide. And because we don't rely on short-term capital market interests, we're able to plan ahead in the long term. Our thinking is market-based and geared towards our customers' requirements - without losing sight of environmental considerations or the needs of future generations.
* headcount / minority shareholdings included
Always one step ahead
In the late sixties, we were ahead of our time. Today, reclaiming secondary raw materials through recycling has become the norm in many industries and production processes. The ALBA Group continues to look for ways in which commercial, industrial and household waste can be systematically avoided or returned to the material recycling loop. Step by step, we're moving ever closer to a zero-waste society - and making a significant contribution to the supply of raw materials.
From disposal to supply: ALBA Group corporate video