1988 - 1993


Everything started back in the year 1988. The base of our company was established by ÖIAG (Austrian industry-holding Ltd), by a notarial act on November 23rd. The vision was clear - to build a waste management company. At the helm of the company in January 1989 were two men; Mr. Haas and Rudolf Platzer. The name of the new waste management company within ÖIAG at that time was SEH (Sonderabfall-Entsorgung Holding).

The name SEH was not considered to be particularly “sexy”, so the SEH management, in cooperation with an agency, decided to create a new company name which should be easy to remember and better describe it's activities.

.A.S.A. (Abfall Service Austria) entered the scene in 1991, as well as the 4 points in it's new name. The first point at the beginning was especially important - thanks to this .A.S.A. always appears (or very often at least) at the outset of alphabetical lists. The new logo was accompanied by a corporate design specification using the blue (transitional one) and white colors.

The year 1993 (also including1994) was a crisis year, not only for .A.S.A. but for the Austrian market as a whole. Because of over-capacities at the landfills, landfill prices sank drastically overnight. The new owner of .A.S.A. - EDF (Électricité de France) - who arrived in 1993, provided valuable support during those difficult times.

Our results/How we succeed

Headcounts External sales MEUR

New technologies & facilities

  • Large-scale sorting plant put into operation at Asten, near Linz (A)
  • Opening of the landfill in Únanov (CZ)

Construction and opening of the Landfill in Praha Ďáblice (CZ)

New acquisitions

1988 (November)

First acquisition - the Schöffel Group - with Halbenrain landfill, including an engineering company.

1991 - 1993

The activities expanded within the first 5 years from South Austria, to Eastern Austria. The expansion continued over the Austrian border to the Czech Republic (Brno-1991 and Prague-1993), Hungary (Debrecen-1992) and Slovakia (1992).

Before we begin: take a look at the processing of your personal data

If you visit a site that records cookies, a small text file will be created on your computer and stored in your browser. The next time you visit the same page, it will help you connect to the web faster. Our website will offer you relevant information and make it easier for you to work.

We mainly use cookies for anonymous traffic analysis and to improve our website. If you set your browser to block cookies, it is possible that the website will slow down and some parts of the website may not work completely correctly. More info on the processing of cookies.

For anonymous visitor analysis, third party tools are used that partly transfer data to the USA, where no equivalent data protection level as within the EU can be guaranteed. By clicking on "Allow all", you agree that cookies may be used also by these third-party providers.