The crisis as an opportunity
As is well known, every crisis also offers an opportunity. The Metran plant used the time with low capacity utilisation for tests and trials. "We want to get better and better - that is our claim. That is why we have experimented with material stocks to further optimise our separation processes".
MGG Polymers also used the time to put a new photovoltaic system into operation. This has already produced over 535 megawatt hours this year. This corresponds to a CO2 saving of 270 tonnes. In addition, the MGG company repositioned itself on the market and emphasised the sustainability of plastics production. "We want to make our customers even more aware of the fact that we produce sustainable plastics from old electrical equipment in a quality that can be reused for the production of new appliances," emphasises MGG's Managing Director Slijkhuis and also refers to the new website that was created during the Corona period.
Thanks to the willingness of the employees to work short time and reduce vacation time, it was possible that the entire workforce could be maintaine. In the meantime, all three Mostviertler MGG plants are working back to normal levels. Nevertheless, the corona rules do influence the daily working routine of the employees - and nobody can predict how things will continue in the coming weeks and months. However, all managing directors of the MGG plants agree on one thing: "Hopefully there will be no further lockdown!“