This is how Zentek works
Authenticity is important at Zentek – all of our partners, customers, and employees are treated with respect and consideration. Each individual situation is dealt with in an open-minded, friendly, helpful, and cooperative fashion. This creates the trust that underlies all of our work.
Zentek assumes responsibility – for our company and for our customers. Our integrity and ability to respond constructively to criticism foster Zentek’s ongoing development and instil confidence in the future. Responsibility also includes the cultivation of the individual strengths of our employees, something that is deeply rooted in our corporate culture.
Zentek is devoted to success – and achieves ambitious goals by collaborating cooperatively as a team member. Availability and solution-finding are solid components of our service mentality – along with professionality, competence, structure, and stability.
Zentek is always on the move – responding flexibly, quickly, and with an eye to future developments on the market. This includes the freedom to exchange ideas in an open-ended and innovative atmosphere. Our team of energetic, competent, and motivated employees are highly committed to their work.
Zentek has been operating on the waste management market for the past 25 years. Along with the Duale System Zentek, Zentek’s services include the business divisions ‘Waste disposal nationwide’, ‘Disposal of waste electrical/electronic equipment’, and ‘Disposal of transport packaging’. It is also actively involved in the digitisation of the branch through a variety of mobile solutions for waste-disposal firms and for producers of waste. Zentek’s subsidiary Entsorgung Punkt DE GmbH operates an online portal used primarily by end customers and small business operators for their waste-disposal needs. Another subsidiary is the Zentek Pool System GmbH, which provides reusable load carriers as well as a variety of tracking systems for locating and tracking assets.
The Dual System Zentek, which was established in 2008, manages the licensing, collecting, sorting, and recovering of your end-user product packaging. With a network of partner companies throughout Germany, Zentek is able to provide all of these services from one single source.
The online platform zmart.de is a licensing platform particularly useful for (online) retailers and small businesses that place only small volumes of end-user product packaging on the market. Licensing this packaging via zmart.de enables them to fulfil their legal obligations.
On-site waste collection services – nationwide
Collection of waste directly from the waste site – nationwide with an individual contact person and seamless reporting services.
Disposal of transport packaging
Collection of all packaging materials from your customers anywhere in Germany.
Disposal of electrical/electronic equipment
Return and disposal of waste electrical/electronic equipment as a collection order of the stiftung ear and/or bringing it to industrial accumulation sites.
Development of digital solutions for simplifying the processes of waste management firms and business operators.
Reusable load carriers and tracking systems for locating and tracking your assets.
Online portals for private end customers and for small business operators for the convenient disposal of their waste. Visit www.containerdienst.de.
Zentek’s partners are leading mid-sized German waste management firms that operate independently of a corporate group. Since their founding of Zentek in 1995, the goal has been the autonomous and independent provision of waste-disposal services across the German regions.
Since the time of our foundation and in all of our dealings, we at Zentek have never lost sight of this goal and have continued to expand the range of our services.
Jakob Becker GmbH & Co. KG
The Jakob Becker Group is based in Mehlingen and has a business presence in more than 50 locations in Germany and neighbouring countries. It is a traditional, mid-sized family-owned company with over 2,100 employees and 750 vehicles and is committed to providing technically correct and modern waste-disposal and recovery services.
Nehlsen AG has stood for reliable, efficient, and customer-oriented services in the areas of recycling, waste disposal, and cleaning since 1923. Its more than 2,500 employees at 76 locations in Europe and Africa and the ongoing input of their expertise and energy are what make Nehlsen AG.
Lobbe Holding GmbH & Co KG
This mid-sized, family-run company based in Iserlohn operates in the technical services sector. Lobbe is involved in industrial services and waste-disposal services. It employs 2,700 people at 58 locations throughout Germany and currently has 138 occupational apprentices. Lobbe generates 360 million euros annually (as of 2020).
Innovation, partnership, and solution-orientation – these are the cornerstones of our work at Zentek. As providers of waste-disposal services, Zentek offers its customers and service providers the bundled expertise of a joint undertaking that operates nationwide. Together with a large network of business undertakings in the waste management sector, Zentek is able to continuously develop new and more efficient solutions for the waste-disposal needs of our customers – and thereby clearing the way to self-supporting resource management.
The demands made by our customers and by the waste management sector for more and more efficiency in the face of a growing need for documentation are met by Zentek through our ongoing development of innovative solutions and our active participation in the progressive digitisation of our sector. All of the systems developed by Zentek ensure higher levels of transparency, simpler processes, and the conservation of resources in both economic and ecologic terms – and therefore right in character with our company.
The backbone of our corporate culture is formed by our motivated, qualified, and competent employees. On the basis of utmost transparency and sound individualised advice, our employees create close relationships to our customers and waste-disposal partners. This enables us to work together with them to sustainably increase efficiency for everyone involved.
Zentek is therefore making its contribution to more ecologic and more economic sustainability. Recycling, recovering, filling gaps in cycles, and conserving resources are all topics that we gladly incorporate in our daily work – and when it comes to innovation, we are nowhere near the end.
Christoph Ley has been a member of the management board of Zentek since 2012. He has a degree in business studies (Diplom-Kaufmann) and long-time experience as a managing director in the waste-disposal sector, the wood-based materials sector, and in the chemical industry.
The business divisions ‘Waste disposal nationwide’, ‘Disposal of waste electrical/electronic equipment’, and ‘Disposal of transport packaging’ are being spun-off and incorporated as an independent company called Zentek Services GmbH & Co. KG. The Duale System Zentek is increasing its partners from three to ten. The idea is to strengthen market position and to further expand the integrated system of the mid-sized business sector.
Full takeover of
Entsorgung Punkt DE GmbH
Zentek is taking over 100% of Entsorgung Punkt DE GmbH. A 50% interest had already been acquired in 2014. Together with containerdienst.de, Entsorgung Punkt DE GmbH operates the leading online shop in Germany for container rentals.
The digital waste-assistant
The digital waste-assistant empto began operations in the fall of 2018 as a platform mediating between producers of waste and waste-disposal firms. It was a pilot project in the area between Kleve, Cologne, Aachen, und Essen. In the meantime, empto has been adopted in many other areas. Zentek digital continues to develop apps for waste-disposal firms and business operators in order to minimise their daily administrative tasks.
German Design Award for the Zentek’s plastic pallets: Awarded ‘Special Mention’ in the category Transportation and Public Design.
the Top 100
In June 2015, Zentek was named one of the most innovative companies in the German mid-sized business sector. The award was based on a two-tier analysis developed by the Department for Entrepreneurship and Innovation of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). The study reviews the innovation management and the innovation success of mid-sized businesses on the basis of 100 parameters in five categories.
20th Anniversary of Zentek
Zentek celebrates its 20th anniversary in September 2015 together with all of its employees and partners and looks back with pride on the past 20 years.
German Design Award 2015 for the Lidl Recycling Station. The development of the station, a joint project with Frackenpohl Poulheim GmbH, Lidl Dienstleistung GmbH & Co. KG, and Zentek GmbH & Co. KG, was the winner in the category ‘Transportation and Public Design’.
Zentek Pool System GmbH
Zentek Pool System GmbH is a specialist for the reusable pooling of plastic pallets on a rental basis and is targeted at companies engaged in merchandise logistics. In addition to the pooling of pallets, its services include software-based tracking solutions and other all-round services.
The platform for purchasing used clothing at fixed prices has quickly grown to be one of the most popular recommerce (or reverse commerce) platforms on the internet. This purchasing platform was sold in September 2014 to the Swiss company TEXAID AG.
Founding of the
Dual System Zentek
The Duale System Zentek was founded in 2007. It was licensed for all of Germany in 2008.
Enactment of the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG)
Enactment of the ElektroG. Zentek develops a nationwide solution for returns. A concept for returns of transport packaging was also established on the market in the same year.
Founding of the company
Zentek was founded by leading independent and mid-sized waste management firms for the purpose of providing competent waste-management services and sound on-site advice throughout Germany.