The challenge was to use a flexible facility (i.e. one that could be adapted to future input materials) to manufacture a variety of products so that the investment could con-tinue to safeguard the future. The feed bunker contained electronic waste (WEEE). Today, almost two years later, the facility is being operated by Steinert partner MWN in Lyss, Switzerland, where it produces the desired results. Hansueli Bühlmann is well-known for his innovative spirit. He is driven by the desire to find ways in which processing can be simplified so that it becomes “less laborious”, as he puts it. What is characteristic about him is that he plans investments well in advance and knows the market inside and out whenever he makes a purchase. He doesn’t want to have any residual fraction left over and he processes materials so extensively that every gram of it benefits his company. The goal is to have zero waste. Flexibly responding to market needs This flexibility is mainly due to the Steinert sensor sorting systems Steinert KSS and UniSort Black. The former is equipped with colour, X-ray and metal sensors as well as with a laser-based 3D recognition system. The overlap of sensors and signals e...