Stefan Franke, Managing Director of Synerlogis GmbH & Co.KG
Synerlogis was founded in 2007 in Hamburg as part of the 4Elements Group and as a spin-off from Finitex Fashion Logistik. With our logistics expertise from the fashion sector, we were quickly able to inspire other companies such as Telekom, SKY, Kabel Deutschland, UNITY MEDIA, 1&1 and Vodafon.
Thanks to the support of the federal government and the EU, we were able to develop a test system for the first time, which was able to automatically test set-top boxes in addition to picture qualities, sound and system. Where previously many process steps were necessary by humans, our system managed to perform an automated test within minutes.
In 2016, the software WEMALO, which was developed in the 4elements Group, was finally acquired and converted into its own Synerlogis software, which today enables the company to support companies that rent out technical equipment with logistics, refurbishment and repair services. The software knows every condition and current location of a device, providing companies with a basis to subject products to a sustainable process.
Due to increasing demand, the sustainable Bulk Refurbishment by Synerlogis is now also available in Hungary. With this, Synerlogis opens its first location outside Germany.
After Synerlogis already successfully expanded to Hungary in 2019, it is now time to take the next step. Synerlogis has founded a company in the USA and offers professional technical refurbishment as well as logistics and fulfillment in the Detroit region (Michigan) as a first step.
In Marl, on the northern edge of the Ruhr region, 5,000 square meters of logistics space are now available for the sustainable processing of CE consumer electronics. From cell phones and laptops to photo cameras and drones, up to 2,000 different items can now be technically tested and refurbished.
We want to continue to grow steadily in the future and are already planning to open up further locations in Europe.