REMONDIS AG & Co. KG

REMONDIS AG & Co. KG

REMONDIS AG & Co. KG

A wide range of recycling, service and water activities. The REMONDIS Group operates in many fields of business: it recovers raw materials from waste, develops innovative recycled products, offers alternative fuels and plays an important role in the water management sector supplying water and treating wastewater. In addition, REMONDIS removes pollutants from residual and hazardous wastes – which are unable to be recycled with today`s technology – and disposes of them using eco-friendly methods. More than 30 million people and many thousands of public and private sector clients already benefit from the REMONDIS Group`s services. Focusing on its customers requirements, REMONDIS provides reliable services and innovative solutions within the recycling and water sectors.

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Brunnenstraße 138 , Lunen , Germany 44536 Germany
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Business Type:
Service provider
Industry Type:
Water and Wastewater
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
1934

A wide range of recycling, service and water activities

The REMONDIS Group operates in many fields of business: it recovers raw materials from waste, develops innovative recycled products, offers alternative fuels and is involved in water supply and wastewater treatment. In addition, REMONDIS removes pollutants from residual and hazardous wastes – which are unable to be recycled with today's technology – and disposes of them using eco-friendly methods.

A reliable supply of raw materials whilst systematically preventing climate change

The goal of REMONDIS' far-reaching activities is to preserve our planet's natural resources and to make the most of the sources of secondary raw materials available to us. By doing so, the Group is making an important and sustainable contribution towards providing a future-oriented supply of raw materials and preventing climate change.

Using the many years of experience of our traditional, family-run company, REMONDIS is working continuously towards improving its services, implementing innovative recycling processes and perfecting material flow management. Extensive knowledge, integral solutions and forward-thinking ideas all form the basis of our successful business activities.

High quality services for companies, the public sector and local inhabitants

More than 30 million people and many thousands of public sector clients and companies already benefit from the REMONDIS Group's services. Focusing on its customers' requirements at all times, REMONDIS provides reliable services and innovative solutions within the recycling and water sectors.

REMONDIS' particular strengths are its high standards of quality, its perfect infrastructures and the fact it can offer a full range of services along the whole of the supply chain. Manufacturing businesses can, for example, optimise their business processes and cut their costs by using REMONDIS' process-integrated industrial services. There are also a whole range of advantages to be gained for local authorities and not just from REMONDIS' public sector services but also from the company's integral recycling and water services. Benefits that can be created through working directly with the company, via joint ventures or as public private partnerships (PPP).

Competent teams with know-how and experience

More than 30,500 people work for the REMONDIS Group all around the world. They ensure that our customers are provided with a reliable supply of top quality services whenever they need them.

Whether it be future-oriented water and recycling management, collecting recyclables or researching new treatment processes: each and every REMONDIS employee is a specialist in their field. Systematic initial and further training courses safeguard the level of expertise of this global team.

Growth on the global market

The strategic goal of the REMONDIS Group is to create supply chains that cover each and every service that may be required. The Group's global presence is being continuously extended. Geographically, it focuses on Europe, Asia and Oceania.

Its growth strategy comprises making full use of all opportunities that arise as well as systematically tapping into additional potential. REMONDIS augments its organic growth with targeted acquisitions. These, for example, help to complete the company's range of services, to round off its presence on regional markets or to enter new markets.

By focussing on our core fields of business, namely water and environmental services, we wish to use our leading position to further the conservation of natural resources and prevent climate change around the globe. By doing so, our aim is to continue to be the number one partner across the world for companies, municipalities and citizens – a competent, reliable and future-oriented partner that maximizes its customer’s business through its high level of commitment. Without ever forgetting the many ecological and social aspects of our work.

The foundation stone for the REMONDIS of today was laid back in 1934 by Josef Rethmann. Back then, he set up his own haulage business. In 1940, he was awarded his first contract to transport refuse – a contract that was to pave the way for the company's successful future. Today, REMONDIS is still owned by the family and is active across the world as Germany's largest water and environmental service company.

REMONDIS' particular strengths are its high standards of quality, its perfect infrastructure and the fact it can offer a full range of services along the whole of the supply chain. Manufacturing businesses can, for example, use REMONDIS' industrial services to optimise their business processes and cut their costs. The company's extensive public services portfolio offers a whole range of advantages as well – advantages that can be created through working directly with the company via joint ventures or as public private partnerships (PPP).

The REMONDIS Group's strategic goal is to create supply chains that cover each and every service that may be required. The Group's global presence is continuously being extended. Geographically, it focuses on Europe, Asia and Oceania. Its growth strategy comprises making full use of all opportunities that arise as well as systematically tapping into additional potential. REMONDIS augments its organic growth with targeted acquisitions. These, for example, help to complete the company's range of services, to round off its presence on regional markets or to enter new markets.

Across the world, REMONDIS is well known for its innovative recycling, service and water management activities. By investing in research and development work, in technology and training, the Group is preparing for the future and safeguarding its positive development around the globe. At the end of the day, this not only benefits our customers and our employees but the environment as well. Each day, for example, we recycle waste to recover raw materials so they can be returned to production cycles – helping to conserve our planet’s natural resources. Moreover, the Group’s central structure and the close collaboration work between the individual companies create a whole range of synergies.

Being a family-run company full of tradition, REMONDIS has gradually developed into an international service provider. Throughout this period, we have built up and extended our know-how and experience and given ourselves a competitive edge – all of which is benefiting the Group's activities today and will continue to do so far into the future.

The timeline below takes a look at this successful journey.

1934: Foundation of the family-run business
1959: Awarded first public sector contract in Selm
1977: Construction of the first industrial water processing plant
1982: First overseas branch in Australia
1990: Entered the market in east Germany and Eastern Europe
1993: Acquisition of the Lippe Plant, now Europe's largest industrial recycling centre
1997: Start of the largest public private partnership in Germany in Frankfurt am Main
1999: Extension of the range of services to include the production and supply of drinking water
2002: Takeover of Lobbe's business activities in Poland
2004: Acquisition of RWE-Umwelt AG, at the time the market leader in recycling. Company name changed to REMONDIS
2006: Takeover of the TSR Group, the market leader in the recycling of scrap steel and non-ferrous metals
2009: Expansion of business in Turkey
2011: Acquisition of Xervon GmbH, one of the leading companies offering technical services for building and maintaining industrial facilities
2012: Takeover of the EURAWASSER Group, one of the leading water management businesses in Germany
2012: Acquisition of Thiess Waste Management, one of the biggest providers of recycling services in Australia
2013: Takeover of the activities of Sita Westfalen GmbH & Co. KG Südwestfalen (Lennestadt, Schmallenberg und Olpe).
2015: Takeover of the Dutch Dusseldorp Group
2015: Operations expanded in Australia following the acquisition of Orora Limited’s recycling activities in Western Australia and of Watts Waste Pty Ltd. in South Wales
2015: Expansion into Singapore following the construction of a metal recovery plant in cooperation with the National Environment Agency (NEA)