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We are fully operational

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We are fully operational

16. April 2020

Although the Covid-19 situation has abruptly changed our routines and how we work Rimeco is still fully operational. Our supply chains are intact and the demand for raw materials for recycling remains unchanged. The price fluctuation is a bit higher than usual as the current situation causes global market unrest, but so far it is manageable.

As the European Commission recognises that companies dealing with waste and materials for recycling are providing an essential service to society to protect health and the environment, the EU has urged all member states to prevent and reduce any obstacles to shipments – and to ensure that waste shipments have access to green lane border crossings.

At Rimeco we are grateful for the EU’s focus on maintaining supply chains, and we recognise our responsibility for keeping the flow of raw materials going throughout this crisis. At all our sites we are now working in shifts to ensure productivity while complying to all safety measures recommended by the authorities. We expect to remain fully operational throughout this no matter the amount of flexibility we must exercise. We are thankful to be part of an industry that can remain operational, and we recognise our responsibility for safeguarding jobs and businesses wherever it is possible.

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Thank you!

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Thank you!

16. April 2020

During the past five weeks we have experienced a tremendous appreciation, flexibility and creativity from customers as well as suppliers and business partners. Everybody has pitched in to find solutions and ways to keep trade and production running during this crisis.

Costumers have kept up their demand in face of an uncertain market situation, and when travelling was no longer possible meetings weren’t cancelled or postponed – they were simply moved online. The workarounds have been as manifold as the inventiveness has been massive, and we thank each and every one of you for your contribution. Having loyal and reliable partners is always a blessing, but even more so in times like this.

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Hand sanitiser and shift working

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Hand sanitiser and shift working

16. April 2020

Production is running at full speed and every employee at Rimeco is highly needed. We are all working hard to find new routines to replace the ones we can no longer rely on. At all our sites our employees are now shift working in small assigned groups to ensure proper distance and to minimize the risk of spread, while at the same time sustaining production capacity. Cleaning equipment and common areas has become a highly frequent and shared task.

Only a handful of employees are manning our office these days as many are working diligently from home. Dispensers containing hand sanitizer is set up to greet everybody who steps through the door as well as on every desk in use. The usual heavy demand for our meeting rooms has vanished overnight – and replaced by video conferences. Disinfecting desks, keyboards and phones is no longer just a job for the cleaning staff – it is one of our new routines.

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Another year (almost) over

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Another year (almost) over

2019 has been a positive and eventful year at Rimeco. We have succeeded at generating substantial growth within our core business of selling and reselling scrap metals, and at the same time we have expanded into new business areas.

Power plants and a new harbour

While the demolition of our first closed down power plant, Enstedværket in Aabenraa, has proceeded according to plan, we decided to enter into yet another power plant business opportunity. In the spring Rimeco, as part of a consortium, acquired yet another closed down power plant, Stigsnæsværket on Zealand, for demolition and recycling. Included in the acquisition is the plant’s associated harbour – one of Europe’s deepest harbours. In the years to come, it will be among our tasks to develop the harbour into one of Denmark’s most efficient and widescale industrial harbours (read more here), and we look forward to presenting more details during 2020.

Growing within processed metals

In 2019, we also decided to strengthen our growing business within processing of recycled materials. As a part of this decision we have thoroughly updated and refurbished our granulation and shredder facility in Aabenraa, enabling us to multiply our production speed, and at the same time achieve an extremely high degree of purity of the processed metals. Read more here. 

Positive expectations

2019 has been a year of expansion, and we are grateful to all our employees and our loyal partners for the dedication and diligence that has been exercised throughout all tasks. Thanks to each and all of you!

We look forward to 2020 with positive expectations. We experience a sound and stable demand for raw materials in the industry, as well as a positive development in the market. However often the ghost of recession has been conjured up in 2019, we see no signs of lower activity in 2020 – on the contrary we expect to continue our stable growth.

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New industrial harbour

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New industrial harbour

In the spring, Rimeco – as part of a consortium – acquired another closed down power plant, Stigsnæsværket, for demolition and recycling. Included in the acquisition is the power plant’s associated harbour, Stigsnæs Transithavn. With a water depth of 18 meters, Stigsnæs Transithavn is one of Europe’s deepest harbours, strategically located to conveniently reach most of Zealand and Funen within an hour’s drive.

Swift and easy access

During the past nine months, we at Rimeco, and our partners, have spent hours upon hours planning the huge work ahead of us, and in early 2020 we will be ready to initiate the process of demolishing the plant – and in particular developing the harbour!

It is our explicit goal to turn Stigsnæs Transithavn into one of Denmark’s most efficient and widescale industrial harbours attracting customers that demand swift and easy access to the Scandinavian markets, and we look forward to being able to reveal more details from this exciting project during 2020.

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Rimeco receives prestigious award

Rimeco receives prestigious award

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Rimeco receives prestigious award

20. December 2019

This fall we received an unexpected, but very pleasant call. Rimeco had been selected to receive the prestigious Danish business award, The Gazelle Prize, for exercising solid growth.

The Gazelle Prize was instituted by the Danish business magazine, Børsen, in 1995, and is awarded every year to companies that meet the following criteria:

  • The company has during the past four years displayed stable and solid growth.
  • The company has during the past four years at least doubled its turnover.

We are as proud as we are grateful for receiving such a substantial acknowledgement as The Gazelle Prize represents.

A part of the answer

It strengthens our belief in a bright future for our business as well as for our industry. Developing new solutions for recycling valuable resources, such as steel and metals contributes to the green transition. Around the globe the focus on developing sustainable solutions and responsible utilisation of natural resources intensifies day by day. We are proud to be a part of the answer!

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Rimeco kåret som Børsen Gazelle-virksomhed 2019

Kåret som Børsen Gazelle

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Kåret som Børsen Gazelle

I går deltog Rimeco i Børsens Gazelle-kåring, hvor årets Gazelle-virksomheder i Region Syddanmark blev hyldet.

Vi er utroligt stolte over at være en af de kun 0,3 procent af alle virksomheder i Danmark, som modtager Gazelleprisen 2019 for vores positive vækst gennem de sidste fire år.

Tak til Børsen og partnere for et super flot arrangement! Og ikke mindst tak til kunder, samarbejdspartnere og vores dygtige kolleger for den flotte indsats!

Rimeco kåret som Børsen Gazelle-virksomhed 2019
Rimeco er Børsen Gazelle 2019

Børsen Gazelle 2019

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Børsen Gazelle 2019

Vi modtog i denne uge en af de henvendelser, som man bliver glad for:

Rimeco er netop kåret som Børsen Gazelle 2019!

Gazelle-kåringen styrker os i troen på, at vores arbejde indenfor recycling af jern, metal og stål er med til at udvikle bæredygtige løsninger som blandt andet gavner miljøet. Vi er i al beskedenhed både stolte og taknemmelige – stor tak til vores fantastiske medarbejdere, kunder og kolleger!

Rimeco er Børsen Gazelle 2019
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Rimeco acquires second power plant

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Rimeco acquires second power plant

20. August 2019

As part of a consortium consisting of four companies, Rimeco, this past spring acquired its second power plant, Stigsnæsværket, for demolition and recycling. The plant, erected in 1966 as an oil-fired power plant, was in the late 1970’s converted into a coal-fired power plant suppling a large part of Zealand with electricity and local homes with district heating. In 2012 the plant was closed by the owner, Denmark’s sole large supplier of energy, Ørsted, as a part of the company’s transition to sustainable energy sources.

Every last piece

At Rimeco, we are proud to contribute to this transition by meticulously ensuring that every last piece of the thousands of tons of metals that the now closed plant contains is recycled into new products for a more sustainable future. Danish authorities are expected to approve the acquisition by the end of 2019, and we look forward to commencing the task in 2020. Of course, we also look forward to providing our customers with yet another source of high-quality metals for both direct recycling and remelting.

The deepest harbour

Included in the acquisition is the power plants’ associated harbour, Stigsnæs Transithavn. With a water depth of 18 meters, it is one of the deepest harbours in Europe. At the same time, with its central location, the harbour is situated to conveniently for reach most of Zealand and Funen within an hour’s drive. It is the consortium’s ambition to develop and run the harbour as one of Denmark’s most efficient and widescale harbours attracting customers from all over the world.

Besides Rimeco A/S the consortium consists of:

Kloster A/S, transport, stevedore
HM Entreprenør A/S, contracting, infrastructure
P. Olesen & Sønner A/S, demolition

Stigsnæsværket
Rimeco proudly supports the UN's sustainable development goals

Sustainable development

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Sustainable development

20. August 2019

For the past 130 years the core business of Rimeco has been to acquire and resell scrap metals for recycling. It is a part of our DNA to spot resources where most people just see waste. Every day we strive to extract and recycle ever more from every bit of material we lay our hands on. And every day we search for ways to recycle not just the metals, but also residual products such as plastic and insulation.

We proudly support

Thus, for us it is only natural to proudly support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Our whole business revolves around goal number 12: “Responsible consumption and production”. We happily work towards achieving the UN’s goal of ensuring sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources by 2030.

A part of our strategy

As all 17 of UN’s Sustainable Development Goals are interconnected, putting our efforts into achieving only goal number 12 will not suffice. Therefore, we continuously work on developing more sustainable procedures and lowering the environmental impact of every part of our business – from lowering our carbon footprint to eliminating our use of excess packaging.

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals have come to stay – and to be incorporated in Rimeco’s business strategy.

Rimeco proudly supports the UN's sustainable development goals