M+P Umweltdienste GmbH, based in Overath, near Cologne, has already supplied Egger with recyclable raw materials in the past. With the takeover of the company, Egger is pursuing its strategic goals of further increasing the proportion of wood used from by-products and recycling and securing the supply of raw materials with backward integration.

The previous owner of M+P Umweltdienste Florian Michels will remain in the management and will be responsible for the site together with the experienced Egger recycling experts Peter Lattrich (technology/production) and Tobias Neumann (finance/administration). 

The company's 23 employees will be taken on by Egger. 

“In terms of backward integration, we at Egger are expanding our independent waste wood recycling companies,” said Thomas Leissing, spokesman for the Egger Group Management.

“In this way we can combine resource conservation and raw material security. We are pleased to now have the Overath location and thus the waste wood potential of the greater Cologne/Bonn area in our group. In addition, we are taking on an experienced team that will provide us with significant support in the further expansion of our recycling activities.” 

Egger has almost 30 years of experience in using recycled wood in production: in 1995, waste wood was used in chipboard for the first time at the Brilon (DE) site.