Facts from the past, prosperity for the future!

We have been active in logistics for 4 generations now. When in 1933 we started the transport of coal and building materials, glass recycling was still unknown. Later on, the family company TRANSPORT VAN SWARTENBROUCK started transporting raw materials for the glass industry. That is when Michel Vanswartenbrouck saw the opportunities of the future. As a pioneer in the collection of waste glass, he quickly realised the added value of processing waste glass into a re-usable raw material. The family-owned company that started processing waste glass in 1980 has become a leading company in logistics and recycling in Europe and beyond.

TRANSPORT VAN SWARTENBROUCK is a dynamic company with highly trained and motivated co-workers and specialises in logistic services handling bulk products for the industry and the collection of waste glass.
Our wide range of transportation means, crane trucks, container trucks (16-37 m³), ultra light aluminium tipping-trailers, float glass containers (1-2 m³), bottle banks (26-48 m³) and covered trucks with or without ADR offers solutions for your logistic problems.

G.R.L.-GLASRECYCLING helps filler companies and float glass manufacturers with their glass waste problems. Float as well as packaging glass is processed into a new raw material using advanced processing machinery. Glass manufacturers all over the world acknowledge the quality of our recycled materials.

G.R.I. -GLASRECYCLING was created to market our technologies. Now, the company has become an important and international player in the glass recycling industry. Currently, GRI is mainly active in glass recycling on the German market through its processing lines in Nievenheim (Dormagen) and Worms.

Our values

  • Family tradition

    For 4 generations already, we have been passing on our family experiences. That creates an exceptionally solid base in this sector.

  • Customer-orientation

    Because of the family-based character of our company, we aim at long-term relationships with our customers. Our success is your success. That vision inspires us to offer you a unique added value.

  • People

    We gain the confidence from others by acting ethically sound and in good faith. Our management style is honest and respectful; we put our hart and soul into our company. Our company culture attracts active, driven and passionate people. Caring, appreciating and developing are central aspects.

  • Reliability and flexibility

    Our team of experienced and motivated co-workers is ready to respond to questions and requests from our customers and suppliers night and day. We find a reliable and flexible service very important.

  • Environment

    In addition to our social and economic goals, we want to protect our environment by turning waste into raw materials, thus offering our children a cleaner and healthier future.

  • Diversity

    As a company, we recognize individual values. We embrace diversity as a head start on the competition, which is crucial to our success. We are a true worldwide enterprise: geographically, strategically as well as culturally.

  • Innovation

    We want to change continuously to satisfy ourselves as well as our customers and partners. We stimulate creativity, innovation and calculated risks to improve the value of our company for our customers and ourselves. Technology is a strategic tool.