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About Us

Our planet’s natural resources are a precious commodity because they are indispensable to human life. At Blue Phoenix we have made it our mission to conserve resources. We stand by this commitment in our day-to-day work. It is the reason we invest. It is the reason we expand.

We see it every day at our sites: waste does not simply evaporate once it has been collected from people’s households and companies. Waste incineration plants convert it into slag and filter dust – which is where Blue Phoenix comes into play. We recover recyclable materials such as metals and minerals from slag, return them to the commercial cycle and convert waste slag into high-quality construction materials. Slags that are used in construction also help to protect the environment, because construction companies need fewer finite resources such as sand and gravel. All thanks to our recycling expertise!

Conserve resources, reduce CO2-emissions, protect the climate – these are the primary goals that influence all of our business activities.

Overview & History

The German waste market is developing consistently. Waste incineration plants are operating at full capacity in the long term. This has contributed and continues to contribute to the steady growth of the German core business of Blue Phoenix (previously: C.C. Umwelt) since it was founded in 1969.

The takeover by Blue Phoenix in 2021 created new synergies in the field of innovative slag recycling for the European and global market. Our service orientation, continuous investment and innovation strengthen our profile. This also benefits our customers, some of whom we have been working in partnership with for decades.


C.C. Umwelt rebranded into Blue Phoenix


Stratego is rebranded into the QR Metals portfolio.


The slag recycling company Blue Phoenix Group (Rotterdam / Netherlands) takes over 100 percent of the C.C. shares from the previous shareholder Novum Capital


On 19 July, the C.C. Group puts into operation the most efficient metal finishing machinery on the market: “Stratego”


NDH-E merges with DEUSA International GmbH, meaning the C.C. Group now has a stake in the second German potash producer


Acquisition of the Sollstedt mine


Opening of the Schwandorf site


Acquisition of stake in disposal company NDH-E Entsorgungsbetreibergesellschaft mbH and its Bleicherode mine


Opening of the Würzburg site


Foundation of C.C. Umwelt-Entsorgung GmbH + Co KG, expansion and professionalization of waste disposal services, also in response to increased legal requirements


Opening of the Hagen site


The name is changed to Container Company, with activities mainly in the scrap trade


Founding of the company under the name Neusser Haldenverwertungs-GmbH