Weibold is an international consulting company specialized exclusively on tire recycling and end-of-life tire pyrolysis since 1999. Our mission is to help companies build successful and flourishing tire recycling and related business. The core of Weibold’s competence is 24-year experience of independent consulting in tire recycling, pyrolysis and related fields, as well as rubber granulate trading. Weibold’s team maintains liaison with a vast network of suppliers and customers around the world. This provides us with first-hand information on markets, innovative products, upgrades to tire recycling technologies, changes to tire recycling regulations, etc.
International team of Weibold is composed of experts with different professional and academic backgrounds such as chemistry, engineering, finance, etc. Weibold collaborates with global leaders and innovators in tire recycling industry. Our team is actively involved in laboratory tests on recycled rubber products, and R&D partnerships around the world. Our collaboration with research institutions lets us monitor technology advances in rubber powder production, crumb rubber surface activation, superficial modification, devulcanization, tire pyrolysis, blends of thermoplastic (e.g. TPE, TPV) and rubber powder, etc.
Since 1999, we carried out over 500 projects in tire recycling and pyrolysis consulting worldwide on behalf of plant operators, investors, authorities, etc. We apply our industry insights and experience to maximize our customers' profit. Weibold will put your tire recycling business on a sustainable footing from the first days of operation!References
Consulting services offered by Weibold target both new and well-established tire recycling and pyrolysis companies. Companies that just plan to launch tire recycling business receive our support in market researches, technology reviews and feasibility studies, which serve as a foundation for bankable business plans. In our business plans, we precisely define which products and markets our customers should target, which production and sales strategies they should follow to maximize ROI and build their business up.Inquire
Our team is composed of experts with different professional and academic backgrounds. We collaborate with pioneers of tire recycling and pyrolysis industry, engage in laboratory tests on recycled rubber and pyrolysis products, and partner up with R&D organizations worldwide.
Founder & Managing Director
After graduation from the University of Business Administration and Economics in Vienna, Robert joined Sterz KEG Rohstoffe in 1997, specialized in secondary raw material trading. Two years later he founded his own business for trading rubber granulate/powder and supporting tire recyclers in their sales efforts. Robert had been head of project management for several turn-key tire recycling projects. Since 2009, he has been focusing on tire recycling and pyrolysis consulting and carried out 500+ projects around the world.
Andreas Kyriakou is the Senior Partner and Senior Strategy Consultant at Weibold. He works with tire recycling and pyrolysis projects worldwide, specializes in financial planning and strategy development for circular economy companies. With over 35 years of business experience in the U.S., England, Singapore, Greece, Austria, UAE and other countries, Mr. Kyriakou founded several companies associated with renewable energy, environment, IT, etc., including an IPO in 2000.
Senior Pyrolysis Consultant
Claus has been leading commercial (financing) and technical projects for over 40 years. Since 2010 Claus has been working exclusively in sustainability projects (biodiesel production, bio-waste-to-energy, offshore wind power, chemothermical depolymerization). He oversaw the first successfully implemented approval process for an end-of-life tire pyrolysis project in Austria. Claus has been working with the Weibold team since 2021 and is responsible for assessing the feasibility of technical implementation projects for waste tires and plastic, approval issues and chemical registrations.
Senior Pyrolysis Consultant
Pavol Fehér is experienced specialist in all aspects of thermal conversion of waste materials: from feedstock preparation to end products. He used to work on R&D projects at Slovnaft Refinery and MOL Group, where he researched treatment feasibility of waste materials, particularly waste tires and plastics, and worked with technologies designed to improve pyrolysis fuels. Mr. Fehér possesses over 40 years of experience at oil refinery and in the petrochemical industry.
Senior Pyrolysis Consultant
Henry Kim is a former Plant Manager, COO, CEO and Co-founder of Anothen WTE, (South Korea). He has 20+ years of business development experience in renewable energy and solid waste management projects. Henry has fully managed several sizeable tire pyrolysis factories worldwide from construction to operations to financial assessment and contract negotiations. He is referred to as a recognized authority on renewable energy, resource recovery such as rCB production, municipality incinerating and environmental technologies, including their applications and product sales markets.
Technical Consultant Carbon Black
Yogesh has 13+ years of experience in chemicals and material science, analyzing petroleum products and participating in leading R&D projects in the carbon black industry. A graduate of an MSc program in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Mumbai, Yogesh worked with carbon black production technologies and feedstock, focused at final product applications. Working as a lab analyst, quality assurance officer, research associate, laboratory manager, technical and product development manager, he supported Gharda Chemicals, Geo Chemical Laboratories Pvt., Birla Carbon, Phillips Carbon Black and BKT Carbon.
After managing Semperit/Conti Irleand as head of production for more than 16 years, Mr. Theuer returned to Semperit Austria. With over 40 years of experience in tire industry, he retired and became Vice-President of the European Tire Recycling Association (ETRA). Apart from that, he served as a consultant for IBM Austria. Mr. Theuer and Mr. Weibold rallied together in 2001, when they were in charge of sales at Austria’s first tire recycling company.
Representative for Americas
Agustina supports the company in pre-feasibility studies, market researches and technology evaluations for tire recycling and pyrolysis projects. She holds a BSc in Social Communication. Spanish and English are her working languages.
Representative for Middle East & Africa
Younes holds a MSc. in Finance and Management from Cranfield University in the UK. He was intensively involved in business development roles with several companies in Morocco, including a 6 digits turnover Swedish firm specialized in rubber sealing solutions. At Weibold, Younes works on consultancy studies and provides business analysis and investment recommendations related to tire recycling and downstream projects in Africa and the Middle East. Younes speaks English, Arabic and French.
Representative for APAC
Franklin holds a Master’s in Sustainable Energy Technology from the University of Twente, the Netherlands, specializing in thermochemical processes. He ventured into tire pyrolysis during his master thesis which is “Recovering rCB from end-of-life tires in a fluidized bed reactor”. Currently, he works as a Pyrolysis Business Analyst and supports the company in pre-feasibility studies, market research, technology evaluation among other things in the APAC region.
Mohamed worked as research consultant at DAI under USAID’s Morocco Economic Competitiveness program. He specialized in cold chain logistics, business and legal environment development, and sustainable solid waste management. Joined Weibold in 2013 and has been supporting the team in designing business plans and market studies for numerous of tire recycling projects worldwide; specialized in MENA countries. Mohamed is fluent in Arabic, French and English.
Key Account Manager
Louis supports the company in market development strategies, technology evaluations and market researches for tire recycling, tire retreading, molded goods and other innovative rubber-related projects in Europe and America. Louis holds a BSc in Economics and MA in Innovation and Business Management; he speaks Spanish, English, German and specializes in identifying growth potential of new markets around the world.
Technical Consultant GCC
Vipin holds a degree in mechanical engineering and has been working in tire recycling industry in India and the Middle East, focusing on downstream products (molded goods, reclaim rubber, safety flooring from rubber, etc). Working with equipment suppliers worldwide, Vipin has strong knowledge in operating and maintaining different types of tire recycling machinery. Moreover, for over a decade, he had been representing one of the largest tire processors in the Saudi Arabia. Today, Vipin supports Weibold in evaluating tire recycling technology and conducting market studies.