The Benelux countries represent an established, fully developed and competitive market in which all the major waste equipment players are present, including three local producers.

We started in the Benelux market by getting a major Belgium waste operator to switch to our Europress SMART compactors after a 6-month test period. Their compactor fleet has now been partly replaced by new Europress SMART compactors. This customer was the start for a larger rollout of our products to numerous other customers. Also in the Netherlands, we have been able to deliver some nice installations, mainly at large logistics companies. We believe that the Europress SMART Digital Systems are a game changer in this market.

During the second half of 2020 and the first half of 2021, European countries went into almost complete lockdown due to the spread of the global pandemic.

These were tough times for the entire industry in this region. Despite these challenges, Europress was able to gain some new customers in the second half of 2021.

For 2022 and the future, once the pandemic restrictions ease, we foresee possibilities for strong growth and look forward to introducing a lot of new customers to Europress SMART!

Text: Europress Benelux
Photos: Ira Heinonen, Tommi Rautiainen

Two CombiMax 20m3 waste compactors with S8 tipping devices were delivered to Vanheede Environment Group in 2021.

Vanheede Group is one of the leading waste operators in the Benelux countries and northern France.

Maarten Schepens, joined Europress in 2021.