In order to further optimise the Wiederkehr Group’s logistics services for our clients, we’ve created a new department, Wiederkehr Logistics, as of 1 December 2021. The nine-person Logistics team will be led by expediter Joel Basler. We’d like to wish them all a strong start and safe travels!
On 9 November 1981, Alois Keller began his career at Wiederkehr Recycling AG as a crane operator and employee in the company’s workshop, metalworking shop and garage. Twenty-three years later, on 23 January 2004, he took over the role of Lead Metalworker; five years after that, on 1 September 2009, he became Team Leader for Scrap Metal Recycling, a position of significant responsibility. A 40-year anniversary doesn’t happen every day. Wiederkehr Recycling AG is therefore particularly proud to be able to congratulate Alois on this extraordinary occasion and his many years of loyalty to the company. Jacques Hartmann (right), Site Manager of Wiederkehr Recycling AG Waltenschwil, celebrated the anniversary with Alois and his team at a small event.
Wiederkehr Recycling AG supports the traditional local floorball club as an official main sponsor of UHC Blue Sharks Waltenschwil. The club comprises nine teams, from Juniors F to Men’s 1, and the top team was promoted to the second division in 2019. With this sponsorship, Wiederkehr Recycling is supporting regional sport, and is committed to promoting young talent. After a difficult start to the season due to the pandemic, it’s even more pleasing that the teams are now able to compete in the championship and in tournaments again. We wish all of the UHC Blue Sharks teams every success!
Many of our employees have been with us for a long time and they are the foundation for our success. Ernst Hürlimann (on the left in the photo) is a great example of this. He started his Wiederkehr career on 1 October 2001, working in the workshop and as a shredder operator. Three years later, he switched to demanding shift work, primarily in Hall 7. This was the perfect move, as became clear over the years: in 2013, Ernst Hürlimann took over as manager of Hall 7, and he is still successfully performing this role to this day. On 1 October 2021, this widely respected employee was congratulated on his anniversary by Jacques Hartmann, Site Manager of Wiederkehr Recycling Waltenschwil (on the right in the photo). The Wiederkehr Group Management Board congratulates Ernst Hürlimann on his 20 years at Wiederkehr Recycling, thanks him for his loyal service and looks forward to continuing our work together in the future.
Teaching young people about the handling and processing of recycled materials is an important task. The Wiederkehr Group is fully committed to educating people about recycling, as it is only by raising their awareness of the circular economy that they will understand the importance of the careful use of resources. It was with this in mind that a group of pupils from Wohlen and Villmergen came to visit our site in Waltenschwil on 30 September 2021. A tour and presentation, plus a small competition, gave them interesting and informative insights into the recycling business. They were able to learn about the different materials on their journey from delivery through to processing into recyclables – including the different job roles involved. These career information days are organised by Berufe Wohlen + with the aim of giving young people insights into the world of work. On this afternoon, it was a resounding success. The pupils went home with a Wiederkehr rucksack full of information and plenty of impressive memories.
Our new company brochure is hot off the press and offers an exciting insight into our company and the world of recycling. You can also browse through the online version: it’s available as an addition to our company profile here on the website (german).
Our latest-generation material handler is now operational! We are used to large and powerful machines, but this is a remarkable new acquisition for us and we are delighted that this powerhouse will be boosting our operational facilities with immediate effect. As the leading Swiss recycling company, having an efficient infrastructure is extremely important to us. The investment in this new material handler is an impressive example of this.
Wiederkehr Recycling, a proud Bossard Arena Zug board sponsor, congratulates the EVZ team on its impressive Swiss Ice Hockey Championship title. Thank you for all the thrilling, top-quality sporting moments during the playoffs. Long may the success continue!
The points were set for the last time for this rail wagon – and they took it right into the middle of our recycling plant in Waltenschwil. The dismantling of this powerful and bulky vehicle represents yet another impressive recycling project for Wiederkehr, especially considering the size of the object being worked on. Our aim is the same as with every job that we handle: to efficiently dismantle the vehicle that once rattled reliably along the tracks into small pieces ready for recycling. There is a wide variety of materials to be processed. Here is an overview of the recyclables:
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Since 1 January 2021, the Wiederkehr Group has sourced the electricity for its Waltenschwil and Schwarzenbach sites exclusively from hydropower. This was a logical decision, made for the benefit of the environment. The arguments for hydropower include not only its simple renewability, but also low emissions of greenhouse gases and highly efficient conversion into electrical energy with comparatively low use of resources. You can find further information on how we put sustainability into practice at the Wiederkehr Group here
You thought it was only aluminium cans, scrapped cars and dumped fridges that found their way to us? Far from it. We go a whole lot bigger than that. As part of a specialist disposal service, we dismantle transport giants like ships or even trains. We carry out extraordinary projects like these at our site in Waltenschwil. Our powerful infrastructure transforms immense objects into small recyclable parts. The huge range within recycling is what makes the Wiederkehr Group so unique and our work so fascinating and sustainable. Here is an overview of the raw materials we work with on a day-to-day basis:
In the Wiederkehr Group, a whole range of trades enjoy the freedom to learn and grow: from business management professionals and recycling operatives to traders in raw materials. Our employees appreciate our attractive conditions, cooperative working style and the accessibility of our sites. They take great pleasure in securing the recirculation of raw materials. In our Careers section you can browse our current vacancies and find out about making a speculative application. Would you like to get to know us better? We look forward to hearing from you.
Allow us to present our completely new-look website. Here you can discover what drives us and the change we want to effect. Our number one priority: recirculating raw materials – recycling at the highest level. Delve into our world of pictures. These give you an authentic insight into our work as the core player in Switzerland’s recycling management. Whether you’re a customer, supplier or otherwise invested in our work, the intuitive navigation will quickly take you straight where you want to go. Be immersed in a world where usually only large excavators and metal shears go, and discover the amazing range and power of our work here at the Wiederkehr Group.