Rapid Granulator, founded 1942 with headquarter in Bredaryd, Sweden, exports around 97 percent of its production. Supporting its sales operations and global customer base the company has six subsidiaries located in: Leetsdale (PA), USA; Shanghai, China; Singapore; Venice, Italy; Lyon, France and Kleinostheim, Germany. Further support is provided by a global network of over 90 agents and local partners.

More than 100,000 machines/systems installed across five continents, for granulation of plastic scrap and the recycling of post-consumer and post-industrial waste, confirm the company as a world-class leader in its field.

For more detailed information, visit Rapid at: www.rapidgranulator.com.

Rapid is part of LIFCO AB, a group of more than 160 companies in 30 counties. More about Lifco at www.lifco.se.

Rapid Granulator AB
P.O. Box 9

+46 370 86 500


Slow speed ahead at K 2019: Rapid OneCUT PRO brings quality, energy and operational benefits to slow speed granulation

Slow speed granulation with Rapid’s Open Hearted – disassemble in less than 30 seconds. (Photo: Rapid Granulator, PR048)
At K 2019 (Oct 16-23, Düsseldorf, Germany), Rapid Granulator will unveil the biggest innovation in slow speed granulation in years in Hall 9, Booth: E19. Rapid OneCUT PRO means less dust, less noise, less energy consumption and significant operational benefits.

New ThermoPRO granulators from Rapid Granulator are tailor-made for use in-line with thermoforming lines

New ThermoPRO granulators from Rapid Granulator are tailor-made for use in-line with thermoforming lines. 
(Photos: Rapid Granulator, PR047)At Plast 2018, leading size reduction equipment manufacturer Rapid Granulator is introducing a new range of granulators designed specifically for in-line processing of skeletal waste from sheet and film thermoforming lines. The new patent-pending ThermoPRO Series – based on an already patented Rapid design – is available in various standard and low-built formats for handling scrap widths from 600 to 1,500 mm (24-60 in.). A ThermoPRO 400-90 for granulating webs up to 900 mm in width (35 in.) will be on display at the company’s booth, B102, Pav. 15, during Plast 2018, 29 May – 1 June in Milan.

Rapid Granulator makes major investment to improve productivity and quality control

Rapid Granulator makes major investment to improve productivity and quality control. (Photo: Rapid Granulator, PR043)Bredaryd, Sweden – October 9, 2017 – Leading size reduction equipment manufacturer Rapid Granulator is making a major investment in machining equipment at its headquarters in Bredaryd, Sweden. Installation of three high-precision, highly automated machining centers, with a total investment of €4.5 million, will provide the company with extra capacity to produce core components to very tight tolerances while improving overall process flow.

Rapid Granulator makes major investment to take back full control of US production

Rapid opens new facility in Pittsburgh. 
From left to right: Dan Boll, Bengt Rimark, Ulf Karlsson and Jim Hoffmann.
(Photo: Rapid Granulator, PR044)Bredaryd, Sweden – April 11, 2017 – Size reduction equipment specialist Rapid Granulator is making one of its biggest investments in decades to bring US production back under its full control. The company says this is a major move in its most important market.

Rapid unveils next-generation shredders for plastics – The Raptor Series

Rapid ”Open Hearted” design and tilt back hopper gives direct and unrestricted access which drastically simplifies service, cleaning and maintenance. (Photo: Rapid Granulator, PR042)Bredaryd, Sweden – September 6, 2016 – Size-reduction technology specialist Rapid Granulator is introducing a new family of shredders for plastics: The Raptor Series. These modularly designed units feature a world-first with their “open-hearted” design. Other notable design features include a unique cutting system, tilt-back hopper, and design for integrated granulation. The Raptor Series has been designed using the more than 70 years of accumulated knowledge in size reduction, in order to maximize productivity with a minimum cost of ownership. During K 2016, the Raptor Series is on display at the Rapid Granulator booth (Hall 9 – stand E19).

Rapid invests in expanded test centre in Sweden

Rapid invests in expanded test centre in Sweden.
(Photo: Rapid Granulator, PR041)Bredaryd, Sweden – November 9, 2015 – Size reduction equipment specialist Rapid has added a major extension to test facilities at its headquarters in Bredaryd, Sweden. The expansion is the result of an important strategic investment made by Rapid’s new owner LIFCO very soon after it acquired the company at the beginning of this year.

Rapid launches Low Built Base granulators for sheet and film

Rapid launches Low Built Base granulators for sheet and film.
(Photo: Rapid Granulator, PR040)Bredaryd, Sweden - October 13, 2015 - Size reduction equipment specialist Rapid has launched the LBB 300 series, a granulator with a very low height for handling sheet and film scrap. The new unit (LBB stands for Low Built Base) is intended principally for use in-line with a thermoforming unit, where its very low height allows it to be located directly under the output conveyor, saving valuable floor space.

Rapid Granulator and Eldan now in the same ownership - giving customers more choice than ever

Heading the two companies is Dr. Toni Reftman, who holds a Ph.D. in recycling, has been appointed to the post of CEO and Director of both companies.  (Photo: Rapid Granulator, RAPPR039)Bredaryd, Sweden - February 25, 2015 - Following the acquisition of Rapid Granulator by Lifco, customers will now - for the first time - be able to directly access a unique portfolio of granulators and shredders, as the company joins forces with sister company Eldan, which is also owned by Lifco.

New senior executive appointments at Rapid Granulator

From left to right Kirk Winstead and Magnus Titusson. (Photo: Rapid Granulator)Bredaryd, Sweden – May 2, 2011 – Rapid Granulator AB today confirmed that Kirk Winstead has assumed the role of CEO for the Rapid Group. Officially appointed on April 12th, 2011, Winstead brings his 24 years of experience with Rapid Granulator Inc. and extensive industry expertise to the position. In the previous nine years he was President of Rapid Granulator Inc., based in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, USA. Winstead will oversee Rapid’s global operations and growth, building on its market-leading position and superior machine technology.

Rapid exits restructuring process, holds positive future outlook

Bredaryd, Sweden – July 5, 2010 – Rapid Granulator AB today announced that it has successfully completed the restructuring process which the company began in October 2009. This restructuring process which only affected Rapid’s Swedish operation provided for protection against old debts under Swedish law while allowing it to continue normal business operations.

Rapid takes next step in restructuring process

Bredaryd, Sweden – April 7, 2010 - Rapid Granulator AB is proceeding as planned with its restructuring to ensure a strong and prosperous future for the Rapid Group and its customers around the world. Rapid announced today the winding up of its Moditec subsidiary based in Lyon, France. This is the latest move in a series of cost reduction steps and organizational changes that have already been implemented by Rapid.