Bringing optical sorting technology to the waste and recycling industry 



Pellenc ST has been designing and manufacturing intelligent sorting equipment for waste and recycling since 2001.  With over 1,600 machines installed worldwide, our company is a recognised leader in this industry.  Pellenc ST employs over 160 people and has a turnover of more than 40 million Euros.

Our founder and shareholder, Roger Pellenc, inspired a unique corporate culture at Pellenc ST based on the integrity and dedication of the workforce and on technological innovation.  Roger Pellenc, a decisive and rallying entrepreneur, gives us his support and all the experience acquired in the development of Pellenc SA, active in the agricultural sector (1,000 employees, turnover of approx. 200 million Euros).

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Jean HENIN – CEO Pellenc ST

Our mission is to support our customers and partners in the development of robust, innovative, high-performance solutions for new projects and the enhancement of performances at existing sorting and recycling centers.  Our employees worldwide bear witness each and every day to the commitment to the stakeholders in the recycling industry.  They are recognised key experts in their various lines of business.  Our industrial and commercial partners are also actively involved in our development.

All materials can have a second life if they are suitably sorted and recycled.  Pellenc ST is therefore a key player in developing and strengthening the circular economy in France and the world over.

Jean HENIN – Chief Executive Officer


Our Location

The Pellenc ST Head Office is based in Pertuis, a town in Provence, ideally located 20 minutes from Aix en Provence and less than 50 km from Marseille-Provence airport and Aix en Provence TGV station.

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The Key Figures




LR1D2_8506A large part of the Pellenc ST resources is dedicated to research and innovation. Many patents have been filed in the field of spectrometry.  They constitute the basis of our technology.  We are the pioneers in many new sorting solutions:

  • Office paper,
  • organics,
  • C&D waste…


The Manufacturing

0156All the components (lighting, optical head, ejection bar, electrical cabinet) and the equipment itself are entirely manufactured and assembled at out Pertuis site in Provence.




Health Security & Environment Safety :

Pellenc Selective Technologies is ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified by LRQA.

Our good practice in health management, safety and respect for the environment are audited annually.  This reflects the daily commitment by the management and for every employee here at Pellenc ST.

Pellenc Selective Technologies is committed to a quality integrated health management, security, and safe environment practices which is incorporate compliance with ISO 9001.




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