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The Fifties

At the start of the 1950s, there was renewed interest in combusting municipal waste. Economic growth and rapidly expanding cities were exacerbating the waste problem and attention became focussed on Waste-to-Energy plants as the solution.

Consequently, our company began to concentrate increasingly on using the experience it had gained and its reverse-acting grate in this field. As early as 1952, the company was awarded a contract to build its first Waste-to-Energy plant in São Paolo, Brazil. After plant start-up, our grate system proved itself to be capable of ensuring optimum reaction conditions for residual waste without overstretching its capacity in terms of process technology or materials.

After a slow start, the market underwent dynamic development in numerous countries all over the world. From the outset, MARTIN held a strong position in this market as a reliable, competent and stable company with a great deal of experience at its disposal and a long history of outstanding technology.

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