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Weibold is an international consulting company specialized exclusively in end-of-life tire recycling and pyrolysis. Since 1999, we help companies grow and build profitable business.

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20 Years in Tire Recycling & Pyrolysis Consulting

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 the Weibold’s competence is 18-year experience of independent consulting in tire recycling, pyrolysis and related fields, as well as rubber granulate trading. Weibold’s team maintains liaison with 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.

Robert Weibold with OTR Tire
Robert Weibold's Research Team

Global Research Network

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.

200+ Projects Worldwide

Since 1999, we carried out over 200 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!

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Robert Weibold speaking at Recovered Carbon Black conference in Berlin
Research Reports in Tire Recycling and Pyrolysis

Top-Tier Services

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.

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Our Team

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.

Robert Weibold

Robert Weibold

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 200+ projects around the world.

Mohamed Saad El Jai

Mohamed Saad El Jai

Representative in North America

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.

Younes Taheri

Younes Taheri

Representative in MENA

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.

Andreas Kyriakos

Andreas Kyriakos

Senior Partner

Andreas Kyriakos 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. Kyriakos founded several companies associated with renewable energy, environment, IT, etc., including an IPO in 2000.

Ing. Franz Theuer

Ing. Franz Theuer

Partner

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.

José Pavol Fehér

Pavol Fehér

Pyrolysis Specialist

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.

Louis Selinger Romero

Louis Selinger Romero

Market Development Specialist

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.

José Manuel Etchegaray Delgado

José Manuel Etchegaray Delgado

Representative in Mexico

Founder of ME Solutions, a multi-service company based in Guadalajara, Mexico. Manuel worked as investment advisor for more than 10 years. Interested in environment-friendly technologies, Manuel worked with young tire recycling companies to explore emerging market opportunities. Manuel has a broad experience in client-focused service, approaching desired markets and designing networking strategies.

Vipin Kumar Achembath

Vipin Kumar Achembath

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.

Agustina Martin

Agustina Martin

Market Research Specialist

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.

Ulvi Baghirli

Ulvi Baghirli

Consulting Assistant

Following his graduation from Lauder Business School in Vienna and work experience in various industries, Ulvi started his job at Weibold as a consulting assistant. With his educational background in International Business Management, Ulvi supports Weibold's team in administrative tasks and assists market research department. Ulvi speaks Azerbaijani, Turkish, English, Russian and German.