Our ambition: conserving resources at the highest level.

The origins of Sysplast GmbH go back to the 1970s. At a time when recycling had hardly entered people’s minds, our company’s predecessor began as part of Grundig AG, with the processing of scrap materials from production. By the early 1980s, we had grown to become the Zentrum für Kreislaufwirtschaft (Recycling Management Centre). From 1990, with support from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, we developed standards for the recycling of electrical devices which still serve as a guide to other organisations worldwide. Our driving ambition – that resources should be conserved in maximum quantity and quality – is also more alive than ever. Today, as Sysplast GmbH and a member of the energenta group of companies, we stand for the entire value chain of a closed-loop economy that helps not only our customers, but our planet as well.

Your Sysplast team: experienced, flexible and open to developing and implementing your individual solution and accompanying it into the future at a high standard of quality. With a clear ambition: Nothing gets lost.


We implement your individual solution in maximum quality
From left to right: Antonio Martin-Lopez (Mixer/Mills), Michael Hansko (Shift Foreman), Jochen Oelker (Production Manager), Udo Dobberke (Managing Director), Lulzim Dulazeka (Shift Foreman), Alexander Schöppl (Shift Foreman), Sven Wächter (Purchasing/Sales)

We have our strong foundation in industry, therefore we understand your special demands.

Chances are, you have encountered Sysplast regranulates and compounds in diverse products – from telecommunication devices to OEM-made auto components. We understand your product quality requirements as a manufacturing enterprise. We listen, respond to your ideas and point out ways in which we can implement or optimise your product cycles, from disposal and processing, to returning reclaimed materials to production. And if there is a particular idea that you seek to realise: formulate your aim, and we will find the solution.

Formulate your aim, and we will find the solution

Industries that trust in our quality:

  • Automotive
  • Electrical & electronic goods
  • Packaging
  • Furniture
  • Plastics processing
  • Construction
  • Telecommuni-cations
  • Entertainment

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Successful IMP³ROVE Corporate Sustainability Assessment strengthens Sysplast’s commitment to sustainable management

In a significant move towards promoting sustainable business practices, Sysplast has successfully undergone an IMP³ROVE Corporate Sustainability Navigator Assessment. This was conducted under the guidance of licensed IMP³ROVE consultants from Bayern Innovativ GmbH. The execution of this analysis demonstrates the company's intent to evaluate its operational sustainability management and to open up new development opportunities.

Aligned with the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals, this assessment thoroughly examined the company in the pertinent areas of "Economic Sustainability," "Social Sustainability," "Environmental Sustainability," and "Management of Sustainable Development." With valuable support from expert consultants, the analysis was carried out independently and subjected to benchmarking with an international group of competitors.

This achievement underlines Sysplast's clear commitment to promoting sustainability in all areas of the company and its determined pursuit of excellence at international level.

CSN Certificate (PDF, German)

Everyone’s talking about Sysplast innovations – both nationally and internationally.


Sysplast’s innovations are always worth a positive headline – whether nationally, as in Germany’s ‘Kunststoff Magazin’, the ‘K-Zeitung’ or the specialist publication ‘Blasformen & Extrusionswerkzeuge’, or internationally, as in the magazine ‘TecnoPlast International’. The special focus of current reporting is the newly developed Leistritz extruder with its Ettlinger high-performance melt filter, which guarantees recycled styrene-based thermoplastics in a quality that is unrivalled on the market.

Read here how Sysplast succeeds in producing recyclates to replace virtually any new product in equivalent quality: https://www.k-zeitung.de/mehr-recycling-mit-neuen-schmelzefiltern

How Sysplast gets the most out of its recompounds:


Best quality that replaces new material. Sysplast granulates convince their customers with this defined ambition. To achieve this, the most modern extrusion lines with a capability of 40 t recompounds per day are equipped with high-performance melt filters from Ettlinger, which filter out even the smallest foreign particles.

Read here in Kunststoff Magazin how the innovative recyclers of the energenta Group continue to invest in their quality and future (in German):

1st Bavarian Resource Efficiency Award


"Wim" - the magazine for business in Middle Franconia also thinks so: Sysplast has not only earned the "Bavarian resource efficiency award" won last year, but also recognition for the high quality of its recycled plastics. Learn more about Sysplast's exemplary plastics recycling? - Click here to go directly to the article (in German): https://www.ihk-nuernberg.de/de/IHK-Magazin-WiM/WiM-Archiv/WIM-Daten/2022-02/Koepfe/kleinmahlen-statt-wegwerfen

The Centre for Resource Efficiency recognises exemplary work of Sysplast. 


We are pleased to be included in the list of best-practice examples for closed-loop recycling published by the VDI Centre for Resource Efficiency. The Centre provides information and consulting services on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection. This recognition of Sysplast’s work is an acknowledgement of our commitment to returning high-quality recyclates to the production process in order to save valuable resources and reduce CO2 emissions. To learn about one best-practice example in detail, go to: https://www.ressource-deutschland.de/news/aktuelles/news/artikel/gute-praxis-beispiel-hochwertige-regranulate-fuer-einen-geschlossenen-kunststoffkreislauf/

Sysplast wins the 1st Bavarian Resource Efficiency Award!


Resource-efficient economic management protects the climate -
1st Bavarian resource efficiency award goes to four companies – including Sysplast GmbH.

Saving resources protects the climate and the environment. For the first time, the Bavarian environment ministry has honoured companies for their care in dealing with resources. At the award ceremony today in Munich, Bavaria’s environment minister, Thorsten Glauber, said: ‘Resource efficiency is an imperative of economic, ecological and political common sense. Our natural resources are limited. With the Bavarian Resource Efficiency Award, we are honouring enterprises that distinguish themselves through their outstanding commitment. These companies are true pioneers in matters of climate and environmental protection. The efficient use of resources additionally lowers companies’ costs, increases their competitiveness and reduces their dependence on the import of raw materials. We must not wait until the resources of our planet are exhausted. We must advance climate and resource protection. In conjunction with the business sector, we are striving to increase resource efficiency.’

The Bavarian Resource Efficiency Award honours Bavarian businesses, especially small and medium-sized companies and craft enterprises. The award, which includes prize money of 10,000 euros, is part of the new environmental and climate agreement between the Bavarian state government and the Bavarian business sector. The award ceremony was held at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Munich and Upper Bavaria, the cooperation partner of the Centre for Basic Materials Efficiency (REZ).

The 1st Bavarian Resource Efficiency Award is presented to:
Sysplast GmbH (Nuremberg). The company produces plastic regranulates that are of equal quality to new material. In addition, it advances innovative processes for the recycling of composite materials. Through the use of recompounds from Sysplast, companies can reduce both their costs and their CO2 emissions. By saving valuable resources, they improve their ecological performance and show how economy and ecology can be combined.

ABS recycler to triple capacity, expand processing to PS, PP and PA from 2021


To raise its annual production capacity for ABS recyclate by 4,800 tonnes per year beginning in February 2021, the Nuremberg-based recycling specialist Sysplast (90471 Nuremberg, Germany; www.sysplast.eu) is installing an additional extrusion line. According to Managing Director Udo Dobberke, around one million euros have been invested in the new compounding line, which is to be delivered by Leistritz Extrusionstechnik (90459 Nuremberg, Germany; www.extruders.leistritz.com). Sysplast, which employs eleven people, has up to now produced about 2,300 tonnes of regranulate annually on the three existing extrusion lines. According to Dobberke, the recycling company’s sales this year will total around three million euros – ‘due to the Covid-19 pandemic,’ he emphasises. With the increased capacity, sales are expected to nearly double in the coming year. ‘In the future, with the new line,’ Dobberke says, ‘we will also be able to process PC-ABS, polystyrene and polypropylene, as well as polyamides.’

Plastics recycling with a clear concept


An interview with founders Gisbert Schulte-Bücker and Martin Brinkschmidt – Managing Partners of the energenta Group

‘Our work is becoming increasingly dynamic,’ explains Gisbert Schulte-Bücker.

Why is that?

‘The raw materials which are currently used to make plastics are finite. This is particularly true of the number one material – mineral oil,’ says Gisbert Schulte-Bücker. ‘If these resources keep becoming scarcer, the price will rise and it will become more and more difficult to make affordable products. That is why it is absolutely crucial – even just from an economic point of view – that we expand plastics recycling and return materials to production processes.’

What about the environmental aspect?

‘That’s at least as important. The advantages of plastic as a non-consumable material which is very flexible and robust always become a critical issue when it is disposed of thoughtlessly. That is because it takes hundreds of years for some plastics to decompose. Many of the processes which it then goes through in an uncontrolled fashion – such as breaking down into microplastics – are now rightly seen as problematic by the general public,’ Martin Brinkschmidt replies.

What is the energenta Group’s recycling concept?

‘We are pretty unique with our approach of offering both materials recycling and thermal recovery. Our recycling processes ensure that not a single kilo of plastic is lost.

As well as conserving resources very effectively, this makes good economic sense because shareholders and consumers are increasingly paying attention to how companies fulfil their environmental responsibility. This can have a direct impact on sales and share prices. For that reason, we develop tailored concepts including high-performance logistics, regular staff training and permanent quality controls,’ says Martin Brinkschmidt.

What challenges does plastics recycling present?

‘Initially, it’s about assessing the quality and quantity of the plastics delivered to us in order to decide whether they are suitable for recycling or thermal recovery. Pure plastics are always best as these only have to be brought into a form which can be processed. However, we do not always receive sorted materials, so we have to start by separating mixed batches into different types of plastic. We have our own methods of doing this, such as the sink-float process or electrostatic separation – and sometimes even good old manual sorting. This means that an old coffee machine casing or a discarded automotive preform can become a new telephone or a new casing, for example,’ adds Gisbert Schulte-Bücker, listing some of the possibilities.

So you recycle and trade materials.

‘Exactly. We sell the resources we recover to manufacturing companies. And we buy materials too, such as mixed regrind, which we can convert back into pure stock with the help of our expertise. As we work for clients both in Germany and abroad, we know exactly who wants to dispose of – or source – which material where,’ explains Gisbert Schulte-Bücker.

Where do you think the future of plastics recycling lies?

‘In an even more consistent circular economy with even greater opportunities for plastics recycling. That is what we are working to achieve – every day and with a strong sense of conviction,’ concludes Martin Brinkschmidt.