What is plant engineering?

In plant engineering, technical components are brought together to form an overall process. The construction of a plant is therefore not a series or mass product, but rather is adapted to the circumstances and wishes of the customer as well as the objective. Plant engineering includes process engineering, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering. Plant engineering can be found in a wide variety of economic sectors.

Which plants does GÜNTHER build?

Plant engineering by Günther is specially adapted to the requirements of the recycling industry. Our core competence lies in the area of processing and sorting systems for various waste and recyclable materials. For decades, we have been developing intelligent technologies in the field of mechanical treatment and holistic concepts for waste management.

Which common materials can be processed with a GÜNTHER recycling system?


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What are the benefits of using a recycling system from Anlagenbau GÜNTHER?

  • High-quality in-house components used
  • Partner- and manufacturer-independent use of industry-standard units
  • Turnkey solutions for many materials
  • Comprehensive advice from experts and industry professionals
  • Made in Germany
  • High vertical range of manufacture at GÜNTHER internally
  • Decreased interface clarification
  • A permanent project manager as a contact person for all matters
  • Specialists trained in technical fields
  • The GÜNTHER assembly teams consist to a large extent of internal GÜNTHER employees who control and handle the process themselves.
  • Clients can choose to have all of the electrical engineering come from our company
  • High flexibility and adaptability to customer requirements
  • High quality requirements
  • Renowned manufacturers for purchased parts
  • Reuse of existing units possible
  • Extensive After-Sales service

From the initial idea through to production and then to assembly from a single source worldwide

With our own extensive product range in reception and screening technology, we often supply a main component for state-of-the-art processing and sorting systems with individual units. In addition to the individual components, we are also able to deliver turnkey systems, including electronics.

We also place a variety of demands on ourselves. We have already been able to implement many systems in the field of recycling technology with many different conditions and materials. For example, we plan and implement sorting systems for waste wood or lightweight packaging (LVP) or set up processing systems for processing household and commercial waste as well as the production of substitute fuels (RDF). One of our other strengths in the field of processing systems lies in the field of organic material, green waste and compost.

Our unique SPLITTER technology allows a wide variety of materials to be sorted - it's a true all-rounder. As a result, this technology is often a primary component which is desired in our systems for economical recycling.

You can find out more about the SPLITTER technology here.

How do waste sorting systems work? Video - Examples:

MULTISORT – sorting system for processing commercial waste into RDF

The plant was constructed in 2020. 25-30 tonnes of commercial waste are processed into substitute fuel per hour. A SPLITTER Unit 625, a double-decker screening plant, pneumatic separator, lightweight material separator with bag filter, conveyor technology as well as ferrous and nonferrous separation are used in the system.

A well-thought-out design enables different modes of operation and thus multiple output qualities. GÜNTHER control technology  which is included in the scope of delivery also features the pre- and post-shredder.

MULTISORT – sorting system for processing waste wood

The plant was constructed in 2020. It processes 30-33 tonnes of waste wood per hour. A pre- and post-shredder, ferrous and nonferrous separators, a pneumatic separator, conveyor technology and a MULTISTAR 2-SE star screen are used in the system.

The system was also supplied by GÜNTHER, including the control technology, with  shredding technology integrated as well. This is located in a specially designed electrical container.

Sorting system for lightweight packaging

A wide variety of separation technologies are used in the system: SPLITTER, vibrating screens, ferrous and nonferrous separators, NIR sorting technology, heavy material separators and several film extractors. Material is brought into the process on a  chain belt conveyor assembly. A shredder rips open the bags and distributes the loose material over two material flow lines.

A double SPLITTER screen deck is used to process the two material flows, thereby ensuring high throughput. It reliably relieves the flow of long pieces and oversized materials such as film and bags. The fine fraction first passes through a vibrating screen, an opposing nonferrous and ferrous remover, a pneumatic separator and several near-infrared systems (NIR separators) which sort the various plastics into PET, Tetra, carton, PP, PVC and HDPE/PE based on their physical properties.

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GÜNTHER - Made in Germany

At our Wartenberg location in Germany, we have in-house specialists in all departments, from process technology to engineering, electrical engineering and our mechatronics engineers, who also handle extensive after-sales support.

Our employees include experts who have been with us or in the industry for years as well as young employees who have the foresight we need. We also secure our skilled workers in the long term thanks to our high training and hiring quota. We cover the entire value chain in-house. This includes sales, from conception to design, manufacture, assembly, training, commissioning, service and spare parts supply. Over 120 employees at GÜNTHER work in close cooperation with customers every day to develop economical solutions for recycling systems.

The project team at a glance:

  • Project planners who
    are know the industry like the back of their hand and provide you with competent support from the initial idea to the finished concept.
  • Project engineers and designers who
    visualise the finished concepts and prepare them for production. This allows us to ensure that all the technical settings are correct, which subsequently minimises the error rate in production and assembly. We provide you with the 3D drawings during the planning phase so that you get the best possible idea of your system in advance.
  • Employees in production and final assembly,
    individual parts and components are manufactured in our spacious assembly hall and subsequently approved by the quality assurance department.
  • Employees in the electrical sector
    who implement entire control systems for the plants. Here initial plans come first, then being followed control cabinets and cabling for the individual units.
  • Project managers
    who serve as your point of contact at all times during the implementation of the project. They will clarify all questions relating to the project for you. You therefore have just one contact person who you can fall back on and rely on at any time. Our project managers each have technical training and experience as well as the foresight you need.
  • Employees in service, spare parts supply and worldwide support
    They carry out the assembly, handle commissioning, train our customers in handling the system, carry out regular maintenance and accident prevention regulation tests in addition to supporting you in all other future matters relating to your
    system - in both German and English.


Our clients benefit from:

  • Excellent vertical integration:
    As we do so much working and manufacturing in-house, many interfaces can only be clarified internally. You don't have to spend a lot of time planning and setting up the system. You'll be able to clarify all questions with our project manager, your contact person.
  • Individual tailoring:
    If there are changes in the project, we can usually implement them without complications. Problems can usually be solved with only minimal effort.
  • Fast response time:
    As soon as you contact your project manager, they will handle clarifying all your concerns as quickly as possible. That also means that we can react with great precision and in a flexible manner.
  • Flexibility is our strength:
    both in planning and implementation. We are able to tailor our ideas to your circumstances. This starts with addressing the local conditions. Whether an existing building, a planned renovation or a new building - we design our systems intelligently and in as space-saving a manner as possible while still keeping them accessible. We tailor them precisely to your ideas and circumstances.

Our Services

Our highly qualified service team ensures the continuous, smooth and efficient use of your system even following completion. To procure spare parts quickly and for competent advice, please contact us on our service hotline.

You can find out more about our service here

Process flow at Anlagenbau GÜNTHER

Our process engineers will develop a plan for your system based on the objective, deciding which components are used and in which order. The next step involves coordinating your system with the engineers. You design the system and create 3D views. Everything will checked statically if necessary, with electrical engineering coordinated as well. After that, drawings for production will be created. The individual system components will be manufactured in our production hall. Our production includes steel construction, painting, final assembly and electrical assembly. Everything working in sync is essential at this stage. Should you have any questions or uncertainties, we have short routes between project planning, construction and production.

The machines are then accepted by quality management in the factory and finally dispatched. When the customer arrives, our assembly team will be ready. This consists to a large extent of mechatronics engineers who know both mechanics and electrical engineering like the back of their hand. Once the customer's system has been completed, approved and put into operation, our service team will be available from this stage for the customer as a contact person. They carry out training, regular tests and maintenance, dispatch and install spare parts, and advise our customers on further decisions.

Recycling technology with quality

We ourselves produce star screens (in cooperation with Komptech), SPLITTER, receiving station dosing systems and conveyor technology. We are, of course, happy to use these core competencies at the appropriate points in the system – because we are convinced of the quality and functionality of our technology.

In addition to our own portfolio, we also use other components, regardless of the manufacturer. The units can be planned and integrated according to customer requirements.

We also make sure that any purchased parts originate from well-known manufacturers. We obtain a wide variety of separation technologies for our plant engineering from a large number of well-known suppliers. These include: shredders, magnets, nonferrous separators, pneumatic separators, sensor technology and various sieves. We provide competent, manufacturer-independent and customer-oriented advice on the use of various components.

Thanks to their technical expertise, our process engineers and designers are also able to incorporate existing components into the planning and install them into a new system. This is what makes "recycling” possible.

When it comes to implementing successful projects, whether you come to us with a problem, an initial idea or a finished concept has no bearing. You tell us the goal you want to achieve with the system, such as meeting a recycling quota, increasing throughput, or a high sorting depth, and we'll create finished, functioning and efficient concepts.

Our components:

  • Star screens
  • Receiving station dosing system
  • Conveyor technology
  • Electrical engineering
  • Steel construction and inspections

Further components:

  • Shredder
  • FE separator
  • NE Separator
  • Pneumatic separator
  • NIR separator
  • Various sieve systems
  • Sorting booths
  • Extraction systems

SPLITTER spiral wave screen

Domestic and commercial waste, waste wood, organic waste or mixed construction waste. SPLITTER separation technology processes customer-specific materials at the highest level.


TAKER receiving station dosing system

With the TAKER series, loose materials such as compost, wood, biomass, waste, metal, stones, scrap, etc. are accepted and made available for the next work step with the optimal dosing.


MULTISTAR star screen

Star screen technology is seeing more and more use in the elementary processing of waste, recyclable materials and biomass. And in many cases this is a MULTISTAR.



Conveyor technology

Our modular systems of conveyor belts and belt conveyors provide you with a high degree of flexibility and adapt to your operational processes in a smooth and economical manner.


Our business philosophy

We at Anlagenbau GÜNTHER are a traditional medium-sized, family-run company. Our focus has always been on advising our customers in a tailored and comprehensive manner in order to complete functioning projects to their satisfaction. Our company is also sufficiently large that we can employ numerous specialists and cover the entire supply chain. But we're small enough that we don't have any hung-up structures that make communication difficult. This allows us to react to customer requests in a targeted, flexible and quick manner.


  • "You tell us the goal, we plan and align your system accordingly".

  • "You have a concern, your responsible project manager will take care of everything".

  • "Our quality standards are high, so we only purchase parts from well-known manufacturers"

  • "With us, you'll receive turnkey solutions and your effort you need to expend defining interfaces is minimised".

  • "The system is complete when the customer is satisfied"


Thilo Staffa

Telefon: +49 66 41/96 54-880

Mobile: +49 (0) 151 / 259 373 80

Email: t.staffa@albg.eu


Matthias Sternstein

Telefon: +49 66 41/96 54-885

Mobile: +49 (0) 151 / 148 373 85

Email: m.sternstein@albg.eu