REMONDIS’ operations on the Dutch market continue to gather pace with the company taking over all shares in the Dutch family-run firm Bruins & Kwast (based in the Province of Gelderland), effective from 01 January 2017. The two companies have much in common: both are long-standing, family-run businesses that see themselves as being a regional provider of environmental and recycling services no matter where they may be located. Tradition, local colour and proximity to its customers are, therefore, values that are just as important to REMONDIS in the Netherlands as well.
With an annual turnover of around 10 million euros, Bruins & Kwast’s operations focus on recycling park and garden waste, old timber and sludge as well as operating a household recycling centre. REMONDIS is planning to make the most of this takeover to strengthen and further expand its recycling and waste management activities in the country. Bruins & Kwast and REMONDIS have had dealings for many years – both on a business and personal level.
Professional: “We are true specialists in our field!”
Trustworthy: “We do what we say!”
Eco-friendly: “We think green & we act green!”
Socially aware: “We are well established & well aware of our social responsibilities!”
Practical: “We solve problems!”
Bruins & Kwast has five guiding principles that have formed the basis of its corporate philosophy for many years now. These further underline what a perfect match this company is for REMONDIS and how its services benefit its customers.
Dr Andreas Krawczik, managing director of REMONDIS Nederland, reiterated these shared values and explained just how important this acquisition was for the company. “We’re really excited to have been given this opportunity to be able to continue offering Bruins & Kwast’s traditional business and customer-oriented solutions. REMONDIS is itself a successful family-run firm and so we really can identify with these traditions. We will also be looking to expand our company – by growing our customer base as well as by acquiring other businesses. By continuing along this path, we will be able to further improve our services which will benefit both our private and public sector customers.”
Norbert Rethmann, Honorary Chairman of REMONDIS’ supervisory board, visited the new company Bruins en Kwast in Goor. From left to right: Norbert Rethmann, Henk Kwast, Managing Director Bruins & Kwast, Dr Andreas Krawczik, Managing Director REMONDIS Nederland