REMONDIS’ success story in Poland began in Poznan and Szczecin more than 20 years ago. Two decades on, these public private partnerships continue to act as a role model for any project being planned in the country. Over the years, both companies have focused on further developing their business. REMONDIS Szczecin’s new premises, for example, clearly demonstrates the sustainability of its business – both from an economic and ecological point of view. And thanks to the progress they have made, they are also ensuring that they always stay a step ahead of their competitors.
The new business premises in Szczecin
Two years ago, REMONDIS Poland opened its new head office in Warsaw, a building constructed in accordance with the eco-friendly passive house standards. Not only did this event coincide with the company’s twenty years’ anniversary, it also set the course for the future with the company firmly believing that if it is to maintain its pole position in Poland’s recycling sector, it is essential that it continues to further develop its business. Those working in the company’s branches around the country have also been focusing on introducing innovations and change. At the end of last year, REMONDIS opened up a new state-of-the-art business premises in Szczecin, a city with more than 400,000 inhabitants. Covering an area of 5.3 hectares, this new site is home to a new head office, a centre for processing recyclable materials, a facility for processing household waste, a plant for producing substitute fuels as well as a temporary storage facility for hazardous waste.
With its network of 25 company-owned sorting plants, REMONDIS ensures that a wide range of different materials in Poland are separated correctly and sent for recycling. Every year, REMONDIS Poland handles around 1.5 million tonnes of recyclable and residual materials.
Modern water and recycling economies are essential if quality of life is to be maintained and improved – and this is not only true for this booming port city. REMONDIS is now the market leader across the whole of Poland. The approx. 2,460 employees working in the companies and branches in 42 Polish towns demonstrate the efficiency of the company each and every day – and are also pioneers when it comes to ecological progress. From cleaning roads, to collecting recyclables, to material flow management and much, much more: REMONDIS is a partner much sought after by district, city and regional authorities thanks to its comprehensive range of services, its ability to invest and its expertise in managing projects. By planning, financing, building and operating new sorting and processing facilities, the company has become the driving force in many regions helping to create innovative waste management infrastructures.
Together, REMONDIS Poland’s numerous companies and branches provide a comprehensive network of state-of-theart recycling services – whether they be system solutions or bespoke offers. Indeed, REMONDIS’ services are in high demand by industrial, trade and commercial businesses alike. The EKO-PUNKT take-back system, for example, was launched in Poland back in 2001 and, since then, has been ensuring that the packaging material placed on the market by the various companies is collected and sent for recycling.
The head office building and industrial unit side by side
REMONDIS has also become an important partner for the producers of electrical and electronic appliances in the country helping them to fulfil their legal recycling responsibilities: its dismantling centre in Lodz is the most modern of its kind in Poland mastering the stringent requirements for recycling waste electrical equipment and having a positive effect on both the environment and the budget – from processing recyclable materials all the way through to disposing of hazardous waste. As the company’s success has increased, so, too, has the number of offers made to public and private sector customers with the result that REMONDIS Poland is now a sought-after partner for the local authorities and firms in Szczecin as well.
Local authorities also like to work with REMONDIS when it comes to water management services as the company can meet their stringent ecological and economic standards in this area, too.