Driving: At Sesotec, each and every one of us is passionate about making progress for the benefit of ourselves, our customers, our partners, our society, and our planet. We are active worldwide in pursuit of our mission to help our customers improve the sustainability and profitability of their processes.
Impact: In today’s world, success no longer depends solely on the products and services a company offers, but also on whether the company can fulfill customer needs and solve customer problems. In this context, reconciling profitability with sustainability is a central challenge of our times.
Our actions, developments, and services help our customers make a difference. When profitability and socioecological sustainability go hand in hand, it is possible to generate qualitative growth and competitive advantages for our customers.
We offer intelligent technologies and services for foreign object detection, material sorting and analysis to help our customers design safe, efficient, and compliant production processes.
Between the growing world population and rising standards of living, society and industry are facing ever-mounting challenges:
Our vision is for Sesotec to be recognized as the world’s preferred provider of products and services in the field of product inspection and sorting for recycling applications. We seek to realize this vision by delivering solutions that drive value and sustainable profitability, all the while enhancing the motivation and skillsets of our employees.
Our goal is to achieve sustainable growth in all business areas by conducting partnerships at eye-level. This is the basis for securing our future and fulfilling our corporate purpose.
Reconciling sustainability with profit is both a challenge and a strategy. We build off of innovation and quality, partnerships, cutting-edge technologies, competence, and efficiency.
producer of systems for product inspection, material sorting, and material
analysis, we assume a responsibility for our environment and society and make a
meaningful contribution to resource conservation.
1980, the company launched its first metal separator ‒ the forerunner to the
RAPID series and the foundation for our position as a leading partner to the
plastics industry. Over the course of the 1980s, systems were developed
for industries such as glass recycling, textiles, and packaging. Digital
electronics were also introduced during this time. In 1986, the first building
was erected at the current company headquarters in Schönberg, Lower Bavaria.
In 1990, the majority of S+S was sold to Hoesch AG, an important German steel and coal company from the Ruhr area. Hoesch was acquired by the Krupp Group shortly afterwards.In 1993 Karl Eibl, Helmuth Frisch, Paul Dittrich, and Franz Greipl bought the company – then called S+S Metallsuchgeräte und Recycling GmbH – from the Krupp corporation and continued to run it independently. Two of the new owners, Eibl and Frisch, had previously held managing positions at S+S and jointly took over the management.
the new management duo, the company grew steadily and, around the turn of the
millennium, began to expand internationally. In 2001, the first subsidiary was
established abroad in Great Britain. In 2004, S+S expanded east and founded a
subsidiary in Singapore. A subsidiary in the USA followed in 2007. Sales
offices were established in many other countries.
With international expansion under way, S+S continued and still continues to rely exclusively on “Made in Germany” for the development and manufacture of our detection and sorting systems.For the company headquarters in Schönberg, this meant extensive new construction activities in the 20-aughts. Several production halls, a new administration building, and a dispatch hall were built, as well as the technical center, where potential customers can find functionally assembled Sesotec systems on which to test their materials.
Eibl and Helmuth Frisch remained managing directors until their retirement in
2013. Even after retirement, they were still able to celebrate when S+S won an
award for “Bavaria’s Best 50.” In order to prepare a succession plan, in 2011
Eibl, Frisch, Dittrich, and Greipl sold their shares to the Munich-based
investment company VTC, which invests in medium-sized companies to enable their
long-term development independent of corporate groups.
keeping with the pace of international growth, the company name was adapted.
Known as S+S Separation and Sorting Technology since 2005, the company became
Sesotec in April 2015.
addition to its German headquarters, Sesotec is represented by a total of six subsidiaries
in Singapore, China, USA, India, Canada, and Thailand, and has over 60 sales
partners in all major global markets.