Pellet sales in Schleswig-Holstein will be expanded
Raiffeisen Bio-Brennstoffe GmbH (RBB) is expanding its sales activities for wood pellets in Schleswig-Holstein. The associated company of AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG domiciled in Münster and Hanover is now covering the North with its own delivery van.
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- A team from the region for the region: Knud Kielmann and driver Kai Reinhardt attend to Raiffeisen Bio-Brennstoffe GmbH and ensure the fast supply of customers with wood pellets.
"This considerably increases our flexibility in Schleswig-Holstein", emphasises Oliver Korting, director of Raiffeisen Bio-Brennstoffe GmbH. By being independent of a third-party hauler, the company was able to supply the end customer even faster with goods of the store brand "RPellets".
This is also the purpose of the newly leased warehouse in Kiel. "There we have installed a screen with extraction system for a dust-free removal from the warehouse", reports Knud Kielmann. From Kiel, he manages the northern German market for Raiffeisen Bio-Brennstoffe GmbH. The branch in Kiel has been in existence for three years and is an important pillar in the dense distribution network for wood pellets the Raiffeisen Bio-Brennstoffe GmbH is jointly operating with a number of cooperative partners in the entire northern half of Germany.
The pellets are produced by Dansk Træmballage (DTE) in close proximity, at the Danish town of Ribe. With the certifications PEFC and FSC, DTE meets the forestry sustainability criteria. The pellets are certified ENplus A 1. As of late, pellets are produced in HD quality in Ribe. That means that the merchandise is particularly homogeneous due to a special cutting mechanism. A low share of short pellets, brekage and dust results in a particulary high combustion quality.
The pellets market in Germany continues to be on the upswing. The price level currently ranges roughly 6 percent that of the previous year. By the end of 2015, the pellets association anticipates 400,000 heating systems of this type. The attractiveness of converting to this energy source is additionally increased by clearly increased government subsidies, which have been in force since 1 April 2015.