Founded in 2002 in Herborn in central Hesse, the Reclay Group today stands for extensive expertise in all aspects of packaging and waste disposal management, in the development of take-back systems for sales and transport packaging, waste electrical and electronic equipment and batteries as well as the (inter)national recyclables trade.
Sustainable solutions from a single source.
In addition to its current headquarters in Cologne Zollhafen and Herborn, the Reclay Group has offices in Austria, Slovakia, France, Spain, the USA and Canada and is thus also well positioned internationally as an owner-managed environmental and waste disposal service provider. From here, over 170 employees worldwide now look after more than 1,850 satisfied contract customers and well over 34,000 online customers.
The specialized companies of the Reclay Group cover the entire value chain of packaging disposal and recycling as well as the area of sustainable management. As no disposal company belongs to the group of companies, it can operate flexibly and independently on the market.
Timeline of the Reclay Group
Birth of Reclay
The foundation of Reclay GmbH marks the beginning of the success story of our group of companies.
Industry solutions as an additional service offering
We are launching our first industry solutions and offering customers an optimal supplement to the dual waste disposal system.
Launch of our dual system
We receive the nationwide determination for our dual system Redual and thus bring a breath of fresh air into the market.
Austria as a new market
We are committed to breaking up the monopolistic structures and also offer our customers in Austria comprehensive advice and a take-back system for commercial packaging.
Establishment of recycling expertise / trade in secondary raw materials.
With the establishment of WEM GmbH (since 2014 Reclay Materials GmbH), we are closing material cycles through efficient material flow management.
By children for children
Our environmental education initiative “trendy helps kids. Join in!” starts and shows already the youngest ones that even used things have a value.
The step across the pond
In North America, the issues of product stewardship and recycling are becoming increasingly important. With our subsidiary Reclay StewardEdge, we advise companies and governments.
Safe disposal of old medicines
With REMEDICA, we offer a take-back system in Austria for the environmentally friendly and reliable disposal of expired or no longer needed medications via pharmacies.
We take over our competitor Vfw GmbH and offer our customers an even larger service portfolio.
Expansion to Central and Eastern Europe
With immediate effect, we are also advising our customers on packaging licensing in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary.
Expansion of the consulting business in France
In France, we established Valorie SAS to support distributors with regard to their take-back obligations and optimization options.
Packaging licensing for small businesses
With activate – by Reclay we offer online packaging licensing without a contract term and minimum order quantity.
Competition in Austria
Our efforts are paying off: Competition enters the market for household packaging in 2015. Reclay UFH GmbH is approved as a take-back system.
Geographical expansion of our activities in secondary commodity trading
We are expanding our commodity trading services in Europe to include Spain, France, Belgium and Norway
Expansion to South America
With Reclay Chile SpA, we are advising the Chilean government on the introduction of legislation for extended product responsibility as well as companies on the resulting packaging law obligations.
Raffael A. Fruscio becomes sole shareholder
With the departure of Martin Schürmann, founder Raffael A. Fruscio is now the sole shareholder of our family business.
Expansion of the consulting business in Finland
In Finland, we established FinnLoop Oy to support distributors with regard to their take-back obligations and optimization options.
Establishment of own consulting company
With RecycleMe GmbH, the Raan Group as the parent company of the Reclay Group establishes its own consulting company for Circular Economy, EPR obligations and packaging recycling.
We have a new website
In an elaborate relaunch, we have modernized our website in order to explain to our digital visitors in an even more comprehensible way in which fields and markets we are committed to a functioning circular economy.
Dr. Fritz Flanderka on the Board of BDE
Our managing director, Dr. Fritz Flanderka, is unanimously elected to the board of the BDE
on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the BDE.
Reclay is a trendsetter in the German economy
We are very proud to be selected by the FAZ as one of the trendsetters in the German economy in 2021. A confirmation of our innovative and individual solutions.
Reclay establishes its own eco-design agency
Our parent company, the Raan Group, is founding its own eco-design agency with BUTT Media GmbH. We focus on the development of sustainable visual campaigns and strategies.
Reclay and Borealis cooperate
In a strategic partnership with Borealis, we will jointly solve the challenges in the disposal and recycling of plastic packaging in the future.