Büchl Hungaria has invested in an innovative compression technology that compresses bulky foam waste made of EPS (Styropor®) into easy-to-use blocks in an extremely economical way – and without re-expansion. The extreme volume reduction achieved in this way in a ratio of up to 40:1 not only saves considerable transport and disposal costs, but the blocks that are produced can also be reused as raw materials.
The newly installed paint waste water pre-treatment system went into continuous operation in 2016 following a development and pilot phase. The treatment plant separates the hazardous parts (paint particles and metals) from the wastewater of paint shops by chemical-physical means and, due to the high separation rate, allows the resulting glycol-containing water to be discharged into a sewage treatment plant, while the highly concentrated special waste (approx. 5% of the total amount) is to be fed to the special waste incinerator. With BÜCHL’s special know-how, 3500 t/a of hazardous waste can be processed for recycling. This new and unique facility was recognised by the environmental organisation KÖVET as a model example of innovative and economical environmental protection, and also by AUDI HUNGARY as a customer and supplier of this waste, which was able to significantly improve its recycling rate.
BÜCHL HUNGARIA founds another location in Kőrösladány – to the south of Debrecen on the Romanian border – to better serve industrial customers. Logistic services and the handling of waste are mainly carried out at this location.
In 2007, BÜCHL HUNGARIA Kft was certified according to EMAS II (reg. no.: HU-00010). With this measure, BÜCHL has not only committed to do significantly more for the environment than is legally required but, above all, it has set itself the goal of maintaining the environmental management system in accordance with Regulation (EC) No. 761/001 of the European Community for many years.
BÜCHL started production at the new location in Győr Reptéri Utca 2. BÜCHL HUNGARIA gradually built various plants on this former industrial site for briquetting grinding sludge, processing alternative fuels, processing plastics and handling non-ferrous and ferrous metals, for example, and as an interim storage facility for hazardous waste. With the new location, BÜCHL HUNGARIA can offer more extensive services, guarantee short channels to the most important customers and offer new recycling concepts.
The environmental award of the year 2005 was received on behalf of Büchl HUNGARIA Kft by manager Árpád Gömöry. “Always be one idea ahead of the others!” – that’s the philosophy of Büchl Hungaria Kft, winner of the “Presztízs” award in the category for environment. Throughout the region’s four-year history, the Prestige Award has been a higher quality event each year. In 2005, there were 49 applicants in 6 categories.
State-of-the-art environmental protection and maximum safety: A dark brown, oily mixture is pumped from the tanker into the two-step evaporation system. In the first step, a large part of the water is evaporated; in the second step, the residual water and oil can be perfectly separated from one another in the evaporation process. Clear water, which complies with European environmental standards, flows under one of the sight glasses and, after regular analysis, can be fed directly into the sewage system. The oil emerging from the separation is captured, transported to a cement plant and used there as an energy-rich and quality-assured fuel. The plant was built with a capacity of 12,000 t/a and was expanded to approx. 35,000 t/a by 2019 (status 2019).
An integrated environmental and quality management system pursuant to ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 was successfully implemented just one year after the company opened.
BÜCHL HUNGARIA hereby consistently implements the corporate philosophy of the Büchl family of entrepreneurs – the highest technical standards, modern recycling technologies, the realisation of new ideas and safe operational processes at all times – for the benefit of customers and for the development of a modern recycling economy.
With the ELOG® system, the BÜCHL Group achieved second place at the Innovation Prize for Logistics of the Association of German Engineers (VDI) in 2000. The BÜCHL-ELOG® system was implemented for the first time at AUDI HUNGARIA MOTOR Kft. The disposal of all solid and liquid waste from the Győr plant, as well as the supply of selected equipment, is handled by the logistics system which is operated by BÜCHL. Over 20 years, the ELOG SYSTEM® has been continuously technically developed and also modernised in the area of control and data capture. Version 4.0 has been offered by ELOGplan GmbH since 2018.
For the new AUDI engine plant in Györ, the company BÜCHL Consult GmbH (Ingolstadt, Bavaria) took over the complete planning of the disposal processes in 1998/1999, based on a new approach of recording production waste in line with requirements and continuously recording all waste data in the individual production areas. On this basis, the BÜCHL group of companies was later commissioned to dispose of the plant in Györ, it founded BÜCHL HUNGARIA Kft in August 2000 and, for this purpose, set up a new site in Györ in 2001.