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
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
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
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.
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.”
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?!