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Remondis moves into Sweden

Remondis International has acquired Veolia’s activities in Sweden, based at 65 sites involved in the collection, processing and marketing of recycled raw materials, services and industrial cleaning.

By taking over Veolia Recycling Solutions Nordic, the company says it has strengthened its market position in Northern Europe and significantly expanded its business activities on the Swedish market. It marks the first entry into Sweden’s industrial cleaning sector.

Both parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price or further details of the transaction, which is subject to the approval of the anti-trust authorities.

Werner Hols, ceo North & West Europe, Remondis, said the company was ‘delighted to considerably extend’ its market presence in Scandinavia by taking over Veolia operations in Sweden. ‘We are now able to offer our national and international customers a varied and wide range of high quality services in the Nordic countries. By expanding our Swedish presence with 65 new locations, we have succeeded in taking an important step.’

Remondis is one of the world’s largest privately run recycling, service and water companies with around 800 business locations in more than 30 countries across four continents. The family-run business employs more than 36 000 people and in 2020 generated a turnover of EUR 8.2 billion.

This summer, Suez successfully negotiated a bitter take-over of arch rivals Suez.

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