Come to meet us at the Salon des Maires

Ar-Val and Sogefa will be present at the Salon des Maires (Public procurement trade fair) from 21st to 23rd November 2017 at Paris Porte de Versailles.
A must-see event for public procurement, the trade fair brings together the decision-makers in public procurement with companies and institutions specialized in management, services, planning and development for local authorities.
Come and meet us at stand N67 in Hall 3 3.
Come and meet us at stand N67 in Hall 3.

Startup of Narbonne Commercial and Industrial Waste Sorting Facility

A new sorting line for Commercial and Industrial waste, Furniture waste and bulky household waste was started up on Monday, 13th November. The line includes an RDF (Refuse Derived Fuel) preparation module, and can treat up to 60 000 tonnes yearly.

Designed and produced by Ar-Val for Suez at the Eco-pôle de Lambert for Narbonne Metropolitan Area, the new line is equipped with the latest generation of technology, including 4 Optical sorters. Designed to valorize waste by recycling or energy production, this line extracts and reuses the maximum of incoming waste.

As with all of Ar-Val’s sorting plants, this line includes measures to improve safety for sorting and maintenance operators, and to facilitate maintenance.


The foundation stone is laid for the future Materials Recovery Facility at Paris XVII

Construction of the SYCTOM de Paris’ new Materials Recovery Facility at Paris XVII has stared on Friday 10th November, with the placing of the foundation stone in Clichy-Batignolles Eco-District.

The ceremony was attended by Sébastien Lecornu, State secretary for the Minister of the Environment, by Jacques Gautier, President of the SYCTOM, the agency for waste management in the Paris metropolitan area, Stanislas Ancel, a member of the board of directors of CNIM and the Managing Director for the Environment and Energy, Bruno Léchevin, President of ADEME, Sophie Deschiens, Ile de France Regional Councillor special representative for the Circular Economy, Mao Péninou, Deputy Mayor of Paris and Yann Masson, Managing Director of Ar-Val.

According to Jacques Gautier, President of the Syctom “This Materials Recovery Facility will be operational by 2019, and will be the second placed by the SYCTOM within Paris itself. It will have a large capacity and will be entirely automated, and will prepare the waste household packaging produced by over 900 000 residents for recycling; a good answer to meet the challenges of the law for transition to green energy and the extension of sorting to all plastic packaging.

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1er ZenRobotics Recycler installé en France

Ar-Val has just installed the first ZenRobotics Recycler in France

We will have to get used to it: robotics and high tech equipment will occupy our non-hazardous commercial and industrial waste sorting plants. With ZenRobotics Recycler, we are at the very beginning, and Robocop will have to stay out of trouble in our sorting plants. With its ZenRobotics Smart Gripper arm, this cute robot from tomorrow’s new world is already getting to grips with sustainable development and all the sorting tasks we ask of it. Pieces of wood, inert material, metal, rigid plastic, corrugated cardboard from the incoming flow of Non-hazardous commercial and industrial waste and construction waste, it can sort and extract all of it.

Un module de tri fonctionne 24h / 24 et 7j / 7

A sorting module which can function continuously24/7.

ZenRobotics RecyclerZenRobotics Recycler is part of an entirely robotic sorting module, in which the extraction function is entirely robotic. It can sort continuously 24/7 and extract high-quality fractions (purity of up to 98%). It does all of this without fear of splinters or other injuries, it sorts everything we ask at a low cost, compared to older sites, from the old world…


Storage cells for the fractions extracted byZen Robotics Recycler.