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Once again, REMONDIS has further underlined its position as an attractive business partner for local authorities having entered into a further public private partnership (PPP): a joint venture between the north German district of Osnabrück and REMONDIS’ regional company, REMONDIS Nord, is to start operations on 01 January 2015. Around 350,000 local inhabitants will benefit from this new collaboration.
At the beginning of July, REMONDIS Region Nord and the district’s company, AWIGO Abfallwirtschaft Landkreis Osnabrück GmbH, founded a public private company which is to be run under the name AWIGO Logistik GmbH. The district authorities own a 51 percent share in the new PPP company and REMONDIS Nord a 49 percent share. The district will be performing all commercial tasks involved in the operational side of the business; REMONDIS will be providing the fleet of vehicles as well as the necessary logistics know-how. Their mutual goal is to unite the district authorities’ regional business knowledge with REMONDIS’ international know-how to create the best possible economic and ecological results. AWIGO Logistik GmbH is to officially start its work in January 2015; the cooperation agreement is due to run until 2030.
The decision to work with REMONDIS was taken as part of a Europe-wide tender process. The company was clearly able to demonstrate the quality of its work during this process beating the offers submitted by its competitors following two rounds of negotiations last March. Whilst comparing the various proposals, the authorities not only looked at the economic aspects of the bids but also at the level of quality offered, closely examining subjects such as innovation, organisation and quality management. Moreover, the list of criteria also called for those submitting a bid to draw up various concepts to demonstrate how such a strategic partnership could be set up so that it is both reliable and sustainable. This meant, therefore, developing a concept that would not only lead to an effective collaboration but also provide for fair contractual conditions and joint decision-making processes.
“We have established this PPP company to push forward our goal of further improving customer services and cost effectiveness.”
Christian Niehaves, Managing Director of AWIGO Abfallwirtschaft Landkreis Osnabrück GmbH
The tasks of the public private joint venture will be to collect recyclables and residual waste from households and businesses, including organic waste, bulky waste and old paper and cardboard. The services are to be offered across an area covering a good 2,000 square kilometres. Consisting of 34 districts and 31 nature reserves, the administrative district of Osnabrück is well known for its rural communities. With its population spread out across this large area, an intelligent recycling logistics system is needed if top quality services are to be offered and costs kept to a minimum. To provide efficient services, organisational know-how and a modern fleet of vehicles are key.
The initial stages of this collaboration have already brought about some positive outcomes: the foundation of AWIGO Logistik GmbH will lead to the creation of up to 50 jobs. The local inhabitants living in the district are to be provided with an excellent overall package with high quality and low cost services. At the same time, the administrative district has access to the REMONDIS Group’s extensive expertise and wide range of plants and facilities.
Whether it be in Bremerhaven, Kiel or Schwerin: REMONDIS Nord is a popular partner for local authorities in north Germany, where it has entered into several different public private partnerships.
“The foundation of AWIGO Logistik underlines once again the importance REMONDIS puts on working closely with local authorities,” commented Wolfgang Steen, managing director of REMONDIS Nord. REMONDIS has already entered into a number of public private partnerships in north Germany, e.g. in Bremerhaven, Kiel, Schwerin and Pinneberg. Wolfgang Steen continued: “By founding a PPP company, local authorities are able to tap into REMONDIS’ potential. This offers them a far better alternative to running such businesses on their own or indeed selling them off completely to the private sector.”