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RUBBLE MASTER was invited by the Department of Environmental Affairs of South Africa to be part of the construction and demolition waste recycling workshop to contribute the company’s know how about recycling in connection with environmental issues. As the Area Sales Manager of the only actively invited crushing manufacturer, Christian Windhager talked about the advantages recycling has for the environment.

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C&D waste remains a significant contributor to landfill airspace consumption and accounts for up to 20 % of general waste in South Africa. Nevertheless, until now there were not any norms available, which means that the recycling company had no guidelines to refer to about how material has to be processed, which material is allowed to be recycled and which has to be disposed of. Due to these uncertainties, the recycling rate remains very low. By establishing specific guidelines and clarifying the companies’ questions, they should be encouraged to increase the recycling rate and minimize the waste deposited.

We are delighted that from 700 Upper Austrian companies with apprentice training schemes it was RUBBLE MASTER that won the INEO prize from the Austrian Chamber of Commerce as “Best medium-sized company for training apprentices in Upper Austria”.

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The prize for exemplary apprentice training company 2016-2019 was awarded to RM for their commitment to apprentice training, responsible promotion of professional perspectives and the high quality of the apprentice training scheme. “We are very proud of this award and feel that this confirms the success of our strategy. From the very beginning, we wanted to make sure that our employees get a good start at work and can develop their careers. This is based on our excellent company culture that makes employees feel good and, as a result, lets them discover their full potential!” says a proud Gerald Hanisch, CEO and Founder of RUBBLE MASTER. Dr. Rudolf Trauner, President of the Upper Austrian Chamber of Commerce, handed over the prize to Gerald Hanisch and Regina Denkmayr, one of the RM apprentice trainers, in front of an audience of 500 at an official ceremony at the trade show ground in Wels / Upper Austria.

“A significant focus at RM was always to offer young people a perspective and enable them to enter a career in the company after completing their apprenticeship,” says Gerald Hanisch about the award, which really demonstrates excellent recognition of what our company and especially our apprentice trainers have achieved.

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From more than 200 entries, RUBBLE MASTER are the proud winners of the Regional Award in the Industry category. We are pleased that our commitment to the region has been acknowledged with this prize and we will continue to focus heavily on our Linz location in future. Internationality in combination with regional identity in manufacturing is the recipe for success for RUBBLE MASTER. Thanks to strong growth in 2017, further investment will be made in our Pichling site to increase manufacturing space, along the lines of “based in Linz – at home all over the world”.

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Our location in Upper Austria has always had major significance for RUBBLE MASTER. Every RM crusher is manufactured at our headquarters in Linz in order to ensure that high quality expectations are met in full before being sold worldwide. With an export share of 95 %, RM is successful on an international scale. Austria as a location makes a brand even more attractive: Austrian culture and quality awareness is demonstrated and promoted at events such as the RM Xperience Days for customers from around the world.

In addition to numerous projects with universities and technical colleges, RUBBLE MASTER also creates jobs through regional sponsoring and a special focus on apprentice training. Fittingly, for our 25-year anniversary we now employ more people in 2016 than ever before. It is precisely these 135 employees that are our most important success factor. “We are a great team that has many long-standing employees who have celebrated many successes over the years. As a large RM Family we will continue to do that in the future,” says Gerald Hanisch.

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Another school year is over – the RM apprentices can look back on a successful year. Five distinctions (Stefan Kamptner, Daniel Pils, Sofie Mayerzedt, Vera Redl and Philipp Schöller) are the wonderful result of the apprentices’ year. Success deserves rewards, which is why the RUBBLE MASTER management team presented each of them personally with a gift.

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RUBBLE MASTER gives the training of its apprentices high priority. RM has been convinced for many years that the integrated training of apprentices in all processes promotes and provides the next generation of qualified specialists. This is the reason why apprentices are involved in big projects from early on. Thurid Ferstl, for example, who is in the third year of her apprenticeship, played an important part in the building of the prototype of the RM 120GO!.

“Do you speak English?” – one of the most frequently asked questions in the business world. And this is why the apprentices should also benefit from the best teaching available for the world language. The creatively named English training programme “RUBBLE MASTER Young Potentials” – in short RMYP – was launched for the apprentices in May. But this is nothing like a normal language course in which you learn phrases and vocabulary by heart: the apprentices get together in focus meetings where they can “ask the boss”, “bring and show” or enjoy a “movie night” and “eat and greet”.

One thing is for sure at Rubble Master – no two days are the same and there is no time for boredom! The often demanding day-to-day life of an apprentice however, is relieved with exciting excursions and apprentice workshops. This includes an outing to Schlierbach, for example, where apprentices enjoy a 3-course meal in the “darkened dish delight room” and then put the rock climbing centre to the test after. And when the sun comes out, a cool dip in the lake in Pichling is never far away.

As part of the apprentice training the company created a series of attractive initiatives including “Apprentices & Management” once or twice a year when the management team is delighted to invest their time. The apprentices have been able to put their acquired know-how and ability to the test in various projects. There is currently a motor project and a project with frequency converters in which apprentices are also the project managers.

Depending on individual interests the apprentices can also acquire and develop knowledge in a variety of fields such as project management, communication and processes at RM in apprentice workshops held in July and August.

The company is currently training ten apprentices in the professional fields of mechatronics, office administration, mechanical engineering and warehouse logistics. The variety of opportunities at RM is widely popular and we will be delighted to have many applications and enthusiasm for our mobile crushers in the future, too.

Over 400 international dealers and customers got together at the RM headquarters in Linz from 29 September to 1 October 2016 to see the latest RM innovations and share their knowledge and experiences with each other. Customers experienced the latest generation of the RM crushers live in a demonstration in a variety of applications ranging from natural stone to various recycling materials. Customers and dealers eagerly awaited the highlight of the demonstration, the RM 120GO!, and they were able to see how convincing its performance is. One spontaneous statement from a customer during the demo: “I’m going to buy one.”
RM GO! SMART, a digital support app, was presented as a further innovation.
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At the 25-year gala in the evening, guests were able to experience the world of RUBBLE MASTER and above all sense the company’s values such as customer focus and absolute commitment to service. “For me, this gala is like a big family celebration, because everyone who is here is part of the RM family. I am delighted at how much we have achieved together over the last 25 years,” said an enthusiastic Gerald Hanisch.
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Saturday (1 October 2016) was all about sharing knowledge. Dealers and customers were able to exchange and develop their knowledge and experiences in the form of case studies and brief insights into concrete projects in the course of an Xpert Xchange. “We are very proud that our customers find our idea so convincing on a day-to-day basis. We started 25 years ago as a pilot project and today we are the global market leader in mobile Compact Crushing with our exports accounting for over 95% of business in 2016. Thanks to the extremely future-oriented technology of our RM crushers we achieved the breakthrough from Linz into the international marketplace,” said Gerald Hanisch, explaining his business model in the course of the RUBBLE MASTER Xperience Days.
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