take-e-way History

The history of take-e-way began in 2004. At that time the company was founded to manage all producer requirements for electrical and electronic equipment for its customers in accordance with the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG/WEEE).

Because of the ever-growing mass of environmental laws, rules and regulations the customers of take-e-way asked for even more full service solutions, especially for the Batteries Act (BattG) and the Packaging Ordinance (VerpackG). take-e-way took up the challenge and developed jointly with its customers an integrated portfolio of services, allowing them to manage the most important environmental laws.

Thus take-e-way offers tailored services for an easy compliance with the German Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act, the Batteries Act and with the Packaging Ordinance as far as possible. This is true both in financial terms and in terms of a low level of bureaucracy.

In order to offer the registration service also for companies without a registered office in Germany, the company get-e-right was established in 2015 to act as an authorised representative under the [German] Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG) for foreign companies. The service of the authorised representative has meanwhile been extended to other jurisdictions in which such an authorised representative is required by law or is also possible on a voluntary basis. Accordingly, get-e-right also offers the authorised representative under the [German] Batteries Act (BattG), for the EPREL database and the Product Safety Act (ProdSG).

The underlying philosophy of take-e-way has always been (and still remains to this day) to rely for guidance on the growing needs of its customers to shape its own further development. In the wake of the advancing internationalisation of our customers’ business, take-e-way has also taken the leap beyond national borders and now offers its services in over 30 countries worldwide. Customers of take-e-way can thus rely on the reliable registration and licensing service for electrical appliances, packaging and batteries on an international scale.

Product responsibility under waste legislation only represents one part of our customers’ compliance requirements. This realisation induced take-e-way to completely integrate trade-e-bility GmbH into the e-systems group in the year 2020. trade-e-bility GmbH has the know-how to guide its customers through the veritable jungle of numerous product safety requirements and product-specific environmental legislation. This step has thus enabled the e-systems Group to offer solutions in almost all areas of product responsibility, and now not only for SMEs, but also for groups of companies operating on an international scale.

The implementation of the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act in Germany created many disadvantages of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). In order to solve these problems at the political level, the "VERE Association" has become the political representative of take-e-way's clients. Today VERE represents the interests of more than 2,000 small and medium-sized enterprises.

Headquarters and branch office of take-e-way GmbH and VERE Association are located in Hamburg, Germany.

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