Electrical and electronic recycling and REMONDIS. A success story.
We began developing and expanding various activities in the area of electrical and electronic recycling 18 years ago. Since then, the take-back systems have been perfected step by step and the processing procedures have been continually further developed. With its goal of completing materials cycles and preserving resources, REMONDIS Electrorecycling will be in the vanguard in the future as well, defining the state of the art.
The development of the electrical and electronic recycling industry begins and the first dismantling centre is built in Selm.
RETHMANN Electrorecycling GmbH is founded.
Dismantling and processing facilities for refrigerators and freezers and cathode ray tubes are developed, built and opened.
An automatic shredding machine for used refrigerators and freezers is developed and the old Kabelrheydt Halle is converted into the REMONDIS dismantling centre in Berlin.
REMONDIS takes over 50% of Thyssen Dück's company shares of the processing facilities for refrigerators and freezers.
A dismantling line for waste electrical and electronic equipment is built in Berlin. The 500,000th cooling appliance is processed in the Selm dismantling centre on 15 May 1998.
The processing facilities for refrigerators and freezers in Selm are completely renovated and brought up to date, and the processing facilities for refrigerators and freezers in Baar-Ebenhausen are modernised. Both facilities are modified to conform to the most recent guidelines and requirements (WEEE, TA Luft).
The processing facilities for refrigerators and freezers in Berlin are modernised to conform to the most recent guidelines and requirements (WEEE, TA Luft). A CRT separating machine begins operation in Selm. Another 30 percent of the company's shares of the processing facilities for refrigerators and freezers in Baar-Ebenhausen is acquired.
The remaining 20 percent of the company's shares of the processing facilities for refrigerators and freezers in Baar-Ebenhausen are purchased.
The name is changed to REMONDIS Electrorecycling GmbH. On 14 November 2005 the foundation is laid for the largest and most modern dismantling centre in Europe to be built in Lünen.
REMONDIS takes over the location of the RWE Umwelt AG in Neumünster.
Operations begin in Hungary on 1 May 2006 and the location in Lodz, Poland is expanded. After just 6 months of construction, the new dismantling centre in Lünen begins operations on 24 March 2006.
The French company TCMS is purchased on 1 January 2007 and the dismantling centre in Lodz begins operations on 12 June 2007. In addition, the contract for a joint venture for the construction of facilities to process refrigerators and freezers in Austria is signed with UFH (Umweltforum Haushalt), one of the largest WEEE take-back systems in Europe.
REMONDIS takes over 75% of the company shares of Synergis Electrorecycling SA. Rebuilding of the plant technology of the dismantling centre in Neumünster to a combined plant for cooling and freezing appliances as well as small domestic appliances.
REMONDIS Electrorecycling SAS joins the cooperation of the GESAT (National network for handicapped employees) and opens – in partnership with the GESAT – new locations for the grouping, sorting and dismantling of old electric and electronic equipment.
Construction of a new dismantling centre in Saint Thibault, France, for the treatment and recycling of more than 28,000 tons of old electrical and electronic equipment a year.
REMONDIS takes over the remaining 25% of the company shares of the Synergis Electrorecycling SA. Closing down of the dismantling plant in Baar-Ebenhausen for economic reason in March 2010.
The 500,000th cooling appliance had been processed on 15 May 1998 at the previous location in Selm.
The foundation of our company was laid in 1990 in Selm, with the opening there of the first dismantling centre. In the first year, we dismantled around 4,000 tonnes of WEEE.
Today we operate dismantling centres in all European core-countries and recycle a total of more than 140,000 tonnes of WEEE per year.