what we offer


You want to replace your existing product with a sustainable alternative? You are looking for a new green development? Just contact us with your inquiry.


Our team checks your request internally for feasibility and comes back to you with an offer tailored to your individual needs and requirements.


After your approval we will start the development process of your application which includes a detailed product specification, material testing and prototyping.


After successfully passing our tests, your product can finally be released and go into large scale production in our sustainable production facilities.


You receive your forewood product, adapted exactly to your requirements which is completely bio-based and manufactured environmentally friendly in Germany.

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with forewood we cover the entire value chain
manufacturing sustainable products

closing the loop using biobased products


Returning raw materials to nature – that is the goal of organic recycling. This loop can be closed by 100% bio-based products that can be composted at the end of their product life cycle. Even if the products end up in nature by mistake or are used for energy recovery, they will not harm our plant. No microplastic is created when using degradable biopolymers, as they decompose completely according to their name. Even when burned, the carbon footprint does not increase as the CO2 was previously bound during plant growth.


Classical recycling is a good idea in theory, but not in practice. The actual recycling rate is very low, which is mainly due to challenges such as sorting purity and residual emptying. The use of recyclates is also limited. On the one hand, recyclates are not permitted for all types of products, and on the other hand, the quality of the recyclate deteriorates significantly with each cycle. Recycling should therefore be seen less as a circle and more as a spiral – downcycling is inevitable.

what others say

„Many people have good ideas and intentions. Few have the courage and determination to put them into practice. The young entrepreneurs Julian Reitze and Stefan Zender are one successful example. In 2019, some three years after their start-up was founded, the company was already producing well over one million compostable coffee capsules per year. A number that is growing rapidly. For the capsules, a compound of wood and plant fiber is processed on injection molding machines.“

„After months of basic research in cooperation with the Institute of Industrial Manufacturing and Management IFF at the University of Stuttgart and the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA and the construction of numerous demonstration tools and prototype machines, these specifications were actually met. The two engineers had developed a completely new generation of coffee capsules from renewable raw materials.“

get in touch with us

julian reitze

M.Sc. Technical Business Administration

stefan zender

M.Sc. Technical Business Administration

janina jarothe
research & sustainability

M.Sc. Technology of Biogenic Resources

jonas wurster

M.A. Business Development, Product Management

teuta ukaj
CEO assistance

B.Sc. Business Economics

our mission

forewood is a young and dynamic company from the south of Germany, focussing on sustainable product development and manufacturing. For this purpose we have focused on the raw material that is available to us locally and in sustainable cultivation in large quantities in an environmentally friendly way – namely wood.

Our goal is to give as many customers as possible access to the market of sustainable applications and thus actively promote environmental protection. Join us on our mission of replacing fossil-based plastics.

Take a step forward with forewood.