Positive steady development

It all began in Alpirsbach-Peterzell in the heart of the beautiful Black Forest and the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg in 1984, when Wolfgang and Klaus Riegert once manufactured vendor parts for regional industry. Today the family-owned company has 65 employees and has successfully built up a worldwide sales network for recycling and processing plants. Click through the ARP success story here and look back on the positive steady development.

  1. 1984

    Foundation of the company by Wolfgang and Klaus Riegert. Vendor parts are manufactured for regional industry.

    Gründung des Unternehmens durch Wolfgang und Klaus Riegert.

  2. 1985

    First in-house development: Return machine for beverage cans with an integrated press.

  3. 1986

    Development of waste crushers. 8 people are employed.

  4. 1988

    Set-up of sales offices in Austria and Switzerland.

  5. 1989

    Reconstruction of the company building in Alpirsbach-Peterzell. 12 employees.

  6. 1990

    Set-up of sales offices in Scandinavia and Japan.

  7. 1991

    ARP offers complete process plant construction for chip disposal systems as well as waste and recycleable materials.

  8. 1992

    Development of the ARP above-floor chip clearance system, construction of pumps, shredders and vacuum extraction systems. 35 employees.

  9. 1994

    Set-up of the company’s own service team, 30 people employed.

  10. 1996

    The company premises extended by a production shop.

  11. 2000

    Development of the first aluminium chip recycling plant.
    The 3000th machine is shipped to Japan.

  12. 2002

    The 4000th machine leaves the factory.

  13. 2006

    Foundation of the ARP of Americas in Waterford, Michigan, USA.
    The 5000th machine leaves the factory.

  14. 2008

    Beginning of the construction work for extension of the office and production areas.
    ARP employs 65 people.

  15. 2009

    Official opening of the new offices and the large production shop.

  16. 2010

    ARP develops and builds its first fully automatic aluminium recycling system.
    The 6000th machine leaves the factory.

  17. 2011

    2011 ARP GmbH & Co. KG receives the Environmental Technology Award in the “Material Efficiency” category.