REMEX GmbH, based in Düsseldorf, Germany, has acquired 100% of the shares in Großtagebau Kamsdorf GmbH (GTK) from Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau AG in a share deal. The purchase, with economic effect from 1 January 2021, includes land and buildings as well as the mining rights and the permit for the exploration of limestone and greywacke for the production of crushed stone and chippings. In connection with the change of shareholders, GTK was renamed REMEX Kamsdorf GmbH.
Michael Stoll, managing director of REMEX GmbH, explains the company’s entry into the Thuringian market: “Thuringia is one of the federal states with a strongly growing demand for waste disposal and building materials. By acquiring the large-scale open-cast mine, we are tapping into extensive backfilling and mining capacities that will open up new value-added potential for us in the eastern federal states.”
The large-scale opencast mine in Kamsdorf has existed in its present form since 1963. The company, based in Unterwellenborn, is responsible for the operation of a quarry for the extraction and processing of mineral building materials (limestone, greywacke and clay slate) for use in road construction and civil engineering, in the concrete and brick industries and in gardening and landscaping. In addition, uncontaminated soils and mineral construction waste have been accepted and deposited for disposal since 1994 as part of the recultivation of the opencast mine.
The regional manager for the east of REMEX GmbH, Christian Erfurt, was appointed managing director of REMEX Kamsdorf GmbH: “The location of the open-cast mine in Unterwellenborn perfectly complements our disposal and construction material activities in the east of Germany. In particular, the expansion of our portfolio to include natural building materials in the order of around 200,000 tonnes per year will be of great benefit to our customers.”