The history


of Münzer Bioindustrie GmbH

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Years of Family History

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Locations Worldwide

The company was founded in 1991 by Ewald Münzer Senior. Two years later it became Ewald Münzer GmbH, with the focus on the disposal of liquid waste. In 1999, Biodiesel Kärnten/Carinthia GmbH was co-founded and in the same year entered into the business of the production of waste-based biofuels. Four years later, MM Drainage-Pipe-Renovation GmbH was founded. In 2004, BioDiesel Vienna GmbH was founded within the framework of the Münzer Group, and the largest biodiesel production plant in Austria was built in the Vienna Ölhafen Lobau. This biodiesel plant in the Vienna Ölhafen Lobau was put into operation in 2006. All subsidiaries were merged in 2009 into one joint company, Münzer Bioindustrie GmbH. In 2010, the headquarters of Münzer Bioindustrie GmbH were built in Sinabelkirchen / Styria. The biodiesel production plant in the Styrian Paltental, Gaishorn am See was acquired in 2014. A cable scrap processing plant for the recycling of (semi-) precious metals such as copper was built in 2015 at the Sinabelkirchen site. In 2016, the used cooking oil collection system was acquired from Ölwert GmbH, located in Langenlois as well as Ölwert Deutschland/Germany GmbH. In the same year, the company expanded their business line by adding fresh oil bottling and distribution to large restaurant chains and the food industry.

On September 6, 2016, the wholly-owned subsidiary Münzer Bharat Private Limited was founded in the 20 million-plus people metropolis of Mumbai. Currently, an Indian team is working on-site to implement the "Energy from Waste" vision of Münzer in India.

Development of the family business

2017

Expansion of our headquarters in Sinabelkirchen. Expanding the recycling facility for cable and electrical scrap as well as building a second treatment unit for used cooking oil.

2017

Expansion of tank farm for used cooking oil and building of new office space at Vienna Port of Lobau.

2016

Founding of Muenzer Bharat Pvt. Ltd. in Mumbai, INDIA. Building up a collection system and treatment facility for used cooking oil.

2016

Takeover of the UCO-collection of Oelwert GmbH, located in Langenlois as well as Oelwert Deutschland GmbH.

2015

Construction of a treatment facility for cable scrap to recycle (semi-)precious metals such as aluminum and copper in Sinabelkirchen.

2014

Acquisition of the biodiesel production facility in Paltental/Styria. Thus, Muenzer Bioindustrie GmbH increases its production capacity to more than 200,000 tons of BioDiesel per year.

2011

Construction of Austria’s largest treatment plant for used cooking oil to be treated to a high quality feedstock for BioDiesel production at Port of Lobau / Vienna.

2010

Construction and completion of Muenzer’s new headquarters in Sinabelkirchen / Styria.

2009

Launch of a national collection system for used cooking oil with innovative, hygienic and practical collection containers.

2009

Merge of all subsidiaries to one joint company, Muenzer Bioindustrie GmbH.

2006

Opening and putting into operation of the BioDiesel facility as well as the treatment plant for pharmaceutical glycerin in May 2006.

2005

Ground-breaking for Austria’s largest and state-of-the-art biodiesel facility at Vienna Port of Lobau.

2004

Establishment of BioDiesel Vienna GmbH as subsidiary of Muenzer Group and start of the planning for Austria’s largest biodiesel facility at Vienna Port of Lobau.

2003

Co-founding of MM drainage and pipe renovation GmbH for innovative reconstruction of conduits, ducts, shafts and elevated water tanks.

1999

Co-founding of BioDiesel Kärnten GmbH and entry into the new business segment of producing waste-based biofuels.

1993

Muenzer “Drain Cleaning Service” is reorganized to the waste disposal company Ewald Münzer GmbH, focused on liquid wastes with special work machines.

1991

Ewald Muenzer, father of the current owners establishes Muenzer „Drain Cleaning Services KEG“.

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