For industrial, commercial and business customers and for public institutions

Waste management and recycling of recovered paper

AP-Concept GmbH & Co. KG is accredited by Bundesverband Sekundärrohstoffe und Entsorgung e.V. (bvse) as a certified waste management facility, in accordance with section 56, paragraphs 2 – 4 of the Law on Closed Cycle Management and Waste (KrWG), and is an authorised intermediary for the transferral of waste products.

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Strategy and philosophy

Our business approach and corporate philosophy focus on creating integrated processes for waste management and the targeted recycling of recovered paper – primarily in paper mills in Germany.

We work with recovered paper sourced from the public sector as well as from industries and businesses. Most of our materials come from Germany or from paper collection points in neighbouring European countries. 

AP-Concept UK Ltd. is responsible for operations in the United Kingdom.

Nationswide solutions

Thanks to our shareholder structure, we are able to offer nationwide solutions for all recovered paper and paper recycling processes (technology, equipment, logistics, processing, material flow management, pricing), in both the private and the public sector. Few companies in Germany offer comparable services in combination with such a wide portfolio of paper recycling companies as does AP-Concept GmbH & Co. KG.

We will be delighted to help you find a cost-efficient and environmentally-friendly solution. Please use our contact form for your enquiry.

Value creation on behalf of our customers

  • Recycling of recovered paper and creating value
  • Cutting costs through integrated processes
  • Elimination of external interim steps in the recycling process
  • Demand-based recycling of recovered paper and exploiting the potential of value creation
  • Trans-regional flexibility in waste management thanks to an extensive portfolio of partners
  • Less price volatility thanks to integrated material flow management
  • Transparent pricing structure in line with the market, medium and long-term contracts
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Figures & data

Our company in figures

500.000 Tonnes Sales volume
€60 Million Turnover
Approx. 40 Employees
100.000 Tonnes Sorting capacity
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Circular economy


There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to sustainable paper recycling strategies. Nor is there a universally accepted definition for the word "sustainable".  The approach taken by AP-Concept GmbH & Co. KG is based on the realisation that a system is only sustainable in the long term if it takes every aspect of the cycle into account. 

Upcycling and downcycling

Working in the closed loop recycling industry, we include "upcycling" and "downcycling" options for recovered paper in our environmental considerations.

If you would like to develop a comprehensive sustainability strategy and paper recycling cycle for your recovered paper, then please contact us.

Circular economy

Business modell

Since 2001, the focus of our business activities for disposing of, treating and recycling recovered paper has been on handling material flows efficiently and optimising value chains to make them as resource-friendly as possible. 

Auch in Großbritannien

 Since 2012, AP-Concept UK Ltd. has operated as a waste management service provider for businesses and commercial customers in the UK.

Together with and on behalf of our customers and partners, our sustainable strategies play a major role towards protecting the environment. 

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Diversity and compliance


At Steinbeis, we are committed to equal opportunities, diversity, occupational safety, health protection, co-determination, the integration of migrants and people with disabilities, adequate pay and a healthy work-life balance.

Any form of exploitation or discrimination on the grounds of age, gender, race or ethnic origin, religion or ideology, health or sexual identity will not be tolerated. Fair working conditions and other labour regulations are complied with.

In order to underline this once again, Steinbeis Holding GmbH has signed the Charta der Vielfalt (Diversity Charter) on behalf of every company within the Steinbeis Group.


The Steinbeis Group is a successful family-run business with a long-standing value-based tradition dating back more than 150 years. Responsible and lawful business activities (compliance) are therefore a fundamental requirement for the corporate success of the individual companies.

Compliance with all binding obligations, such as relevant laws, regulations and official requirements is a matter of course for us. Furthermore, we set even stronger standards internally with various measures and provisions relating to corporate governance, compliance and corruption prevention.




AP-Concept GmbH & Co. KG is founded as a joint venture for manufacturing recycled paper and disposing of recovered paper.


The company transitions from trading to manufacturing.


Steinbeis Papier ­Fabrik Glückstadt shares are taken over by Steinbeis Holding Munich.


New sorting facility opens, with an annual capacity of 56,000 tonnes The company builds and moves into new offices.


AP-Concept UK Ltd. is founded in the UK as a trading company and waste management service provider for commercial customers.


Construction of a third building to extend the sorting facility, increasing annual capacity to 75,000 tonnes.


Sorting facility expanded to an annual capacity of 112,000 tonnes, and installation of NIRs (near-infrared devices).


Extension of the administration building and construction of further production halls.


Foundation of AP-Concept Nederland B.V. in the Netherlands.

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Joint Venture


AP Concept GmbH is a joint venture between Steinbeis Holding GmbH and KG Ludwig Melosch Vertriebs-GmbH & Co.

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