With the brand new jaw crusher RM J110X and the hybrid screen RM H50X, the RM Group is giving a glimpse into the future of the quarry industry at the Stone Expo. For over 30 years, the RM Group has been focusing on electrifying their machines, which has resulted in fuel savings of up to 50%. How? When a hybrid crusher powers a hybrid screen, only one power source is used, saving about half of the diesel fuel. This becomes even more efficient when both systems are completely powered by electricity, with zero emissions.

At the Steinexpo, RUBBLE MASTER will showcase groundbreaking solutions for a sustainable quarry of the future. Visit the revolutionary RUBBLE MASTER machine train from August 23rd to 26th, right after the main entrance at Quarry Vision area 2 at the Steinexpo in Germany. Our long-term partner Christophel, based in Lübeck and Duisburg, will present the proven products from the RM impact crusher series at booth C12.

RUBBLE MASTER cultivates a corporate culture that unites. That is why the RM Group has once again organized the RM Summer Festival this year. On Friday, 30 June, around 400 employees, their families, suppliers and customers celebrated until the early hours of the morning. There were delicious cocktails, delicious food and refreshing ice cream for everyone. The children could let off steam on a bouncy castle, get creative in a painting corner and experience lots of adventures during a scavenger hunt. The musical framework is provided by the rock band “Southern-Steel-Riders”, with an RM employee as front vocalist.

Last Friday, June 30th, the annual Supplier Day of the RM Group took place. This event provided the perfect platform to present the latest developments, plans and innovations of RUBBLE MASTER and enable an intensive exchange with the suppliers. In addition to deep insights into the world of RUBBLE MASTER and resilience workshops, the highlight was the excursion into the steel worlds of Voest Alpine.

With cool drinks and delicious food at the subsequent RM Summer Festival, participants had the opportunity to network, make new contacts and strengthen existing relationships. With around 60 participants, Supplier Day was once again a resounding success that not only strengthened the connection to the suppliers, but also laid the foundation for future collaborations and innovations. We would like to thank everyone sincerely for their participation and look forward to next year.


RUBBLE MASTER has been awarded the Austrian Export Award in Silver in the category of Crafts and Trades for its outstanding performance abroad. It is an honor from AUSSENWIRTSCHAFT AUSTRIA of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKÖ) for the top exporters of the country who stand out for their exceptional efforts and successes abroad. A professional jury carefully selected the winners. The prestigious export award has already been given for the 29th time. “At RUBBLE MASTER, we are proud of our staff who play a significant role in securing our success in the international market. We are delighted to receive the Austrian Export Award. As the demand for our RM plants is high, we plan to expand our production capacities in Linz and establish a service center as well as a logistics center. We are looking for motivated employees to strengthen the RM family in Linz and globally,” said Gerald Hanisch, CEO of the RM Group.

Even before the emergence of terms like “employer branding” or “corporate culture”, RUBBLE MASTER had begun cultivating a unique and familial corporate culture. The RM Family now includes over 450 employees, distributors, customers, and suppliers. The company follows economic, environmental, and social sustainability requirements in all its products, services, buildings, and corporate culture. This culture is characterized by transparency and accountability and is highly valued by customers and partners – an important factor in the success that Hanisch is proud of.


Photo credit: Nadine Studeny

DI Dorian Wessely, head of the Cleantech Cluster (CTC) at Upper Austria’s Business Location Agency, RM CEO Gerald Hanisch and RM CFO Günther Weissenberger met for an expert talk to discuss the most pressing issues of the recycling industry. With a recycling rate of 88%, Austria ranks among the top performers in Europe. The growing awareness of sustainability, circular economy, and building material recycling is driving growth for RUBBLE MASTER. In 2022, the RM Group recorded a total revenue of around 232 million euros, an increase of 20% compared to the previous year.

“The revenue growth is due to both increasing demand and price increases. We are delighted with the very positive results, which we clearly attribute to our technological lead in electrification. The topic of fuel savings through electrification strikes a chord with the times,” explains Gerald Hanisch, founder and CEO of the RM Group. The current fiscal year is also developing very satisfactorily for RUBBLE MASTER, with orders booked until the end of the year, reinforcing the company’s growth strategy. “We expect further revenue growth to around 270 million euros in 2023, driven by the worldwide strong demand for energy-efficient solutions and circular economy,” adds Günther Weissenberger, Managing Director and CFO of the RM Group.

Expertise from Austria in global demand

RUBBLE MASTER exports its products to 110 countries worldwide, with around 65% of revenue generated in the European market. The RM Group’s technological advantage is a key factor in this market. North America and the Middle East are also important markets. RUBBLE MASTER’s mobile crushers and screens are used in mega-construction projects such as the Maya Train infrastructure project in Mexico, the sustainable urban development project Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, and “The Line” in Saudi Arabia. Southeast Asia is also a growing market for RUBBLE MASTER. In May, the Linz-based company opened a new branch in Singapore to serve growth markets such as India, the Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, and South Korea and to establish the RM brand and mobile crushing and screening business model even better locally.

In these markets, knowledge transfer and years of experience in the recycling sector play an essential role. Along with their machines, RUBBLE MASTER’s technical expertise is increasingly in demand. The RM Group has already held workshops with the Indian government and a technical university to gather ideas on how to establish construction waste recycling in India and what requirements recycled material must meet for reuse, such as for road sub-surfaces. “Many countries simply lack clear regulations on how recycled material should be handled and what requirements it must meet for reuse, such as for road sub-surfaces,” says Hanisch, adding, “The Southeast Asian market is experiencing an extraordinary upswing. Construction sites and projects are being launched, and there is a high demand for processed material, which is used, for example, in cement production.”

Expanding locations: GreenTech creates more jobs in Upper Austria

Despite a high export rate, the RM Group remains loyal to its production sites in Linz and Dungannon/Northern Ireland and is even expanding its capacities in the Südpark Linz-Pichling. Around 450 crushers and screens left the factories in 2022, and the company plans to increase this number gradually. This year, there should be 550 machines, and the specialist in mobile crushing and screening aims to adjust production to the order situation by 2027.

In terms of sustainability, RUBBLE MASTER also aims to be a role model: “In the coming years, we want to be energy-neutral at our Linz site,” Hanisch confirms. Existing concepts such as thermal-active building elements, which are used as heating, and low-energy and passive construction methods are being expanded. In addition, RM will produce electricity in Linz through a photovoltaic system, which will be installed and put into operation shortly. Through additional energy buffers, the energy released during the startup of plants is fed back and reused at the site.

Digitalization and electrification: Innovation through cooperation

RM hybrid machines or the hybrid crusher’s electric drive can save customers up to 30% on diesel costs. This was already a significant economic and ecological argument for electrifying RM systems even before steadily rising fuel prices. If the crusher drives the screen, the customer also saves time and money, as they only have to refuel one machine or service the motor of one system. In addition to electrification, RM crushers and screens are also becoming increasingly intelligent and can be networked with each other in the future. In such a machine train, each individual machine adjusts to the utilization of the other connected machines. Idle times or overload can be avoided in this way.

“We are actively driving innovations in the electrification and digitization of our machines to solve the pressing everyday problems of our customers, such as rising operating costs. Remote data access, remote service support, and intelligent networking of our machines accelerate service processes, save the operator time and thus facilitate everyday life on the construction site,” explains CEO Gerald Hanisch. A key success factor for innovation is cooperation with universities, start-ups, and the Cleantech Cluster. “Network exchange is a key feature of the CTC. We offer the opportunity to proactively exchange ideas with other companies, address challenges, and learn from the experiences of others in order to make the right decisions early on,” emphasizes Wessely on the benefits of the CTC for entrepreneurs.

New requirements for future skilled workers

RM is consistently driving the topics of digitization and electrification within the company. This means that the requirements for future skilled workers are also changing. In order to train and retain employees, RUBBLE MASTER pays attention to a good mix of experienced workers and young potentials. “Especially with regard to the shortage of skilled workers, we have been training apprentices ourselves for decades. Our strategic goal is to have 10% of our employees as apprentices. Recently, some have completed their training, so we currently have 12 trainees. By August, we want to increase the number of apprentices to about 20,” says Günther Weissenberger and adds, “Another important point is the constant further training of employees, for example through our RM Academy. This is how we ensure our innovative power and ensure that our customers have machines that meet the requirements of the digitized construction site,” said Günther Weissenberger.


Each quarter, RM Dungannon donates £1000 worth of funds to a charitable cause, to, employee nominated, organizations or clubs.

For April, RM employee Paul Hetherington’s nominated charity, Team Aspie, was chosen.

Team Aspie, based in Cookstown, is a nonprofit organization that supports children and young adults with Asperger Syndrome and their families. With over 50 participants already, Team Aspie fosters friendships and a sense of community through monthly trips with the children and young adults and their families. RM Dungannon’s donation will go directly toward a series of activities and excursions in May and June.

The RM Community Fund was launched in February 2022 in conjunction with staff. This program has already supported a school for children with learning difficulties, a charity for adults in crisis and an organization dedicated to tackling food poverty in Coalisland and the surrounding area.


Left to right: Richard and Tracy Collins, Team Aspie and Paul Heatherington, RM Dungannon