A good ski is made out of quite a few different layers, so a ski factory uses many kinds of raw materials like wood, aluminum, steel, plastics, glass fiber, carbon and so on. And although the manufacturing process in Altenmarkt utilizes these ingredients efficiently, a small part of the materials inevitably becomes waste.
Luckily, there’s an award-winning waste management system in place. At the heart of the factory’s wellthought- out recycling process, a special shredder crushes waste material into small particles that are easy to pack, transport and recycle within other industries.
And Stephan Buchsteiner, Head of Industrial Ski Operations, reveals that there’s more to come in the future: “We’re currently looking at using wood chips from our ski production or collecting hot cooling water from the press process for heating our buildings. We’ve still got a way to go until we’re as ‘green’ as we can be. And we won’t stop until we’re there.”