Founded in Herborn in central Hessia in 2002, the Reclay Group is noted for its extensive expertise in all aspects of packaging management, in the development of return systems for sales and transport packaging, used electrical and electronic equipment and batteries, and the (inter)national trade in recyclables.
Sustainable solutions from a single source.
In addition to the headquarters in Cologne’s former tollport and in Herborn, the Reclay Group has offices in Austria, Slovakia, France, Spain, the USA and Canada and is therefore also ideally positioned as an international owner-managed environmental and waste service provider. More than 170 employees look after more than 1,850 satisfied contract customers and well over 34,000 online customers worldwide.
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. Since the group of companies does not belong to a waste disposal company, it can act flexibly and independently on the market.
Timeline of the Reclay Group
Birth of Reclay
The success story of our group of companies begins with the founding of Reclay GmbH.
Industry solutions as an additional service offering
We are starting with our first industry solutions and offer customers an optimal supplement to the existing EPR system.
Start of our EPR system
We receive the nationwide statement for our EPRsystem Redual and bring a breath of fresh air to the market.
Austria as a new market
We are committed to breaking up monopolistic structures and start to offer our customers in Austria comprehensive advice and a return system for commercial packaging.
Development of recycling expertise / trading in secondary raw materials
With the founding of WEM GmbH (since 2014 Reclay Materials GmbH), we close material cycles through efficient material flow management.
By children for children
Our environmental education initiative “trendy helps children. Join us!” starts and shows our little ones that used things have value.
The step across the pond
In North America, 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 now offer a take back system in Austria for the environmentally friendly and reliable disposal of expired or no longer required medicines via pharmacies.
We take over our competitor Vfw GmbH and offer our customers an even larger service portfolio.
Expansion to Central and Eastern Europe
We are now also advising our customers on packaging licensing in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary.
Expansion of the consulting business in France
With the launch of Valorie SAS in France, we support distributors with regard to their take back obligations and optimization options.
Packaging Licensing for Small Business Owners
With activate – by Reclay we offer online packaging licensing without a contract period and minimum order quantity.
Competition in Austria
Our efforts are paying off: In 2015, competition will find its way into the market for household packaging. Reclay UFH GmbH is approved as an EPR return system.
Geographical expansion of our secondary commodity trading activities
We are expanding our commodity trading services in Europe to Spain, France, Belgium and Norway
Expansion to South America
With Reclay Chile SpA, we advise the Chilean government on the introduction of legislation on extended product responsibility and companies on the resulting legal packaging 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 company.
Expansion of consulting business in Finland
In Finland, with the founding of FinnLoop Oy, we 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.
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