About Rimeco

Rimeco Aktieselskab

Think globally, act locally

Our goal is that RIMECO will continue to be an innovative, reliable and flexible partner who always views supplier and consumer demands as a new challenge. This approach has allowed us to become a global market player and is one which we are committed to maintaining. More details…

  Rimeco is a BIR gold member
Today, BIR represents over 850 member companies from the private sector and 40 national associations in more than 70 countries. Together, these members form the largest international recycling federation.

The Making of an International Recycling Company

RIMECO has for more than 124 years held a solid position in the recycling trade and remains one of the larger recycling businesses in Denmark. The combined historical experience and current activities of the company make it a strong player in future international recycling business.

RIMECO can be traced back to 1888, when the Riggelsen family founded a trade and recycling business. The name RIMECO was created in July 1988 when our domestic recycling activities were sold.

Following the death of Peter Fr. Riggelsen (1884-1951) in 1951, the company was converted into a shareholder company, P. Riggelsen A/S, which was owned by his two sons Hans Mathias Riggelsen (1923-1977) and Peter Riggelsen senior (1927-2005). H.M. Riggelsen managed the Toender branch and from 1951 Peter Riggelsen senior managed the Aabenraa branch.


  • In 1975, Peter Riggelsen (1951 - ), son of Peter Riggelsen senior and the fourth generation of the family business, joined the company and started the international era of the family company.
  • In July 1988 when our domestic recycling activities were sold, the focus was se to develop the international trading activities, which today has lead us to the solid foundation in scandinavia, baltic states and Russia.
  • In july 2005 the company was sold partly to the german ompany group ELG Haniel, who became shareholder in 2011.
  • In july 2012, Klaus Peter Riggelsen, the fith generation (1976 - ) became shareholder and owner of RIMECO in accordance with a agreement wih ELG Haniel. The future is set for expansion of the RIMECO Group.


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