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  • Dear Readers!

    At the end of the year, it is never a bad idea to take a look back at what has been achieved and to try and predict what may happen in the coming year. 2014 was a turbulent year in many ways. The current conflicts in Europe and other parts of the world continue to affect the global economic climate. Chancellor Angela Merkel laconically summed up the situation at the G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, commenting that it was ‘impossible to overlook the fact that the current geopolitical tensions were not good for growth’. Against this backdrop and despite all the crises, we are very pleased to see that REMONDIS has enjoyed steady growth this year and strengthened its position on the global market. This can, on the one hand, be put down to the realignment and strengthening of our scrap metal activities and our maintenance and services division. On the other hand, REMONDIS has succeeded in expanding its regional presence and extending the reach of its networks both in Germany and abroad. This year, the company has also focused on intensifying its operations in core regions, i.e. in the regions it is expecting to experience long-term growth.

    Since the Solidarnosc era, Poland has developed into a kind of model EU member state with great prospects for growth and a genuine enthusiasm for the European ideal. In this positive economic climate, REMONDIS has not only managed to maintain but also to expand its position on the Polish market – and this can all be put down to the quality of its services and its ability to invest. Examples of this can be found in Stettin, Gliwice and Opole as well as in this issue of the REMONDIS aktuell magazine. Let us attempt to predict what may happen in 2015. Discussions are currently being held in Germany about passing a new recyclables law. We must wait and see just what challenges we will have to face. According to a report published by the Fraunhofer Umsicht Institute, carbon emissions could be reduced by 1.6 million tonnes if absolutely all recyclable waste in the country were to be collected and recycled. This would be the equivalent of a good 6% of the German government’s target to reduce its emissions by at least 40 percent by 2020. REMONDIS, as the biggest water, recycling and industrial services company, is ready and prepared to contribute towards achieving these goals.

    Healthy growth and sustainability will continue to be two sides of the same coin at REMONDIS in 2015. As always, we will drive our business forward to further stabilise and expand our company divisions. Such growth is only possible with well qualified and highly motivated staff and with satisfied customers and partners.

    We would like to use this opportunity to say a big ‘thank you’ to you all and to wish you a very happy Christmas and all the very best for 2015.

    Yours

    Egbert Tölle

  • New facility covers 2.3 hectares

    • TSR colleagues in Chemnitz had a good reason to celebrate just recently: the company’s new branch in the city district of Hilbersdorf began operations in the middle of November 2014. Covering around 2.3 hectares, the new metal recycling facility meets all the standards of a modern, environmentally friendly recycling business.

  • ”This new location in Chemnitz paves the way for further growth.“

    Bernd Fleschenberg, TSR-Managing Director

All boxes ticked

The new branch is located in Chemnitz-Hilbersdorf on land owned in the past by the East German Railways. TSR had been unable to expand its facility in Frankenberg, situated approx. 15 kilometres north east of Chemnitz, and so the management team there began looking for new grounds at the end of 2011. They soon came across the property in Chemnitz which ticked all the boxes for setting up a modern metal recycling facility.

  • Marina Dankert, TSR Regional Manager, and Bernd Fleschenberg, TSR Managing Director, symbolically opening the new branch

Construction work began in the summer of 2013

The construction work began in the summer of 2013 once the land had been cleared and the permits issued. Walls were set up to reduce noise pollution, embankments built to help screen the operations and the exit and entrances strengthened and equipped with 50-tonne weighing systems. A new building with offices and facilities for the 14 employees currently working at the branch was then erected as well as a 2,000m2 hall for storing scrap metal for foundries. The whole of the wastewater pipe network was completely renewed and a 400m3 retention tank installed. This is to be used for storing oil and drill emulsion residue from the scrap metal (collected via a separator) so that it can be transported away to special processing facilities. 

The branch managers introduced their new branch to the guests by giving short interviews

Central location a great advantage

Covering a total area of around 2.3 hectares, the new grounds provide an extra hectare of space for processing metal scrap. The company can also organise efficient and environmentally friendly transport routes for its materials thanks to the railway siding on the premises. Besides offering the necessary space to enable TSR to expand its existing operations, the new location is far more central which will make customer acquisition easier: this new branch will be the main point of contact in the future for industrial and commercial businesses as well as for private individuals looking to dispose of their old metal.

President of the Chemnitz Chamber of Commerce at the opening ceremony

    Bernd Fleschenberg together with the President of the Chemnitz Chamber of Commerce, Franz Voigt

  • Branch manager, Holger Lindemann, and his deputy, David Ksoll, welcomed a large number of guests to the official opening ceremony in the middle of November 2014, including TSR employees, customers and partners as well as local politicians and business people. One of the many guests was the President of the Chemnitz Chamber of Commerce, Mr Voigt. Bernd Fleschenberg travelled to the event to represent TSR’s senior management team and get a good look at the new branch: “This new location in Chemnitz paves the way for further growth. This project clearly illustrates that we will continue to make the necessary changes – and even in a difficult economic climate – in order to drive forward the scrap metal business in the south of Saxony and beyond.”

  • TSR live on WDR

    Not only TSR's Chemnitz branch has been in the spotlight recently. TSR Recycling GmbH & Co. KG in Duisburg was even on television not long ago – to be precise on 23 October 2014 during the "Industry at Night" evening. A WDR team travelled to TSR to do a live piece about their work. But why not see for yourself?!

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