We are your strong partner

Got a complex challenge for us? Whether cores or edge protectors: As part of the Kunert Group and in close cooperation with you, we can develop the right solution and master any challenge.

Success has tradition

Reliability and long-term customer loyalty – as part of the Kunert Group we already committed to that decades ago. Our goal: a trusting, long-term relationship with you, our customers. Because the success of our family-run company is based on this collaboration. Together with you we have gained experience over the years and have grown. Thus, 1,500 employees in 14 plants in Europe and Asia work on the solutions for your requirements. Our employees produce 210,000 tonnes of paper cores and edge protectors, as well as 250,000 tonnes of core board annually.

Our Credo as family-run company: Continuity instead of short-term strategy. That is why we, by now in the fourth generation, rely on independent development work and a solution-oriented basic attitude. We do not see ourselves as a mere production facility, but instead as a customer-oriented service provider. For us, you are paramount. You set standards which we turn into solutions together.

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“ We offer our customers more than just a high-quality product from a broad range. We offer: strong service, individual solutions and continuous thinking ahead. ”
How it all started

How it all began…

At the end of the 19th century, Germany is on the threshold of the industrial age, affluence is growing, ideas of progress dominate the world of ideas. Seized by the entrepreneurial spirit, Alois Paul, in 1893, launches his cardboard box manufacturing company in Eulau in the Sudetenland region, today in the Czech Republic. Together with his son-in-law Karl Kunert he quickly turns the family company into a high-performance industrial operation. Already shortly after the turn of the century, corrugated cardboard has become part of the product range and since the 1920s, the company also offered paper cores.

Unbroken entrepreneurial spirit

Unbroken entrepreneurial spirit

At the end of WWII, some 14 million Germans were forced to leave their homes, either as deportees or refugees. The end of the war also marked a decisive point in the Kunert Group’s history. The Kunert family were expropriated and expelled from Eulau. 250 employees were left behind. The entrepreneurial spirit of their ancestors was, however, also deeply engrained in Karl Kunert’s sons. In 1948, they rebuilt the company – initially as Wellpappen & Kartonagenfabrik Paul & Co in a closed down skittle alley in Bad Neustadt and later as Paul & Co, Inh. K. Kunert & Söhne in Wildflecken in the Rhön region, today’s headquarters for the production of paper cores.

Milestones of company history

1893

Alois Paul

Alois Paul launches cardboard box production in Eulau, Sudetenland

1945

Paul&Co Werk Eulau

Expropriation and expulsion of the Kunert family from Eulau. The factory with 250 staff is abandoned

1948

Paul & Co in Oberwildflecken

Reestablishment of the company as Paul & Co in Oberwildflecken

1970

Produktionsstätte für Hartpapierhülsen im oberbayerischen Peiting

A further production site for paper cores is established in Peiting, Upper Bavaria

1980

Werk Kunert Soest

The plant Kunert Soest is built

1990

Hülsenfabrik Rupperswil

The paper core plant Rupperswil in Switzerland, today known under the name of Lenzhard, is acquired

Hülsenproduktionsstätte Wedderstedt

Acquisition of the paper core production site Wedderstedt in Saxony-Anhalt

1993

Hülsenfabrik in Breitenau

Acquisition of the paper core plant Paul & Co in Breitenau, Austria

Beillard La Talaudière

Majority stake in paper core plant Beillard in La Talaudière, France

Beillard St. Hilaire

Majority stake in paper core plants Beillard in St. Hilaire, France

1997

das Paul & Co Werk in Indonesien

The Paul & Co plant is built in Indonesia

2001

Purchase of the paper core plant Halaspack in Kiskunhalas, Hungary

Purchase of the paper core plant Paul & Co Slovensko in Ružomberok

2004

A further Paul & Co plant is opened in Bangkok

2005

Papeteries du Rhin

Acquisition of the Papeteries du Rhin in Illzach, France

2006

Paul & Co Wildflecken nach mehreren Erweiterungen

Paul & Co Wildflecken following several extensions to the site

2008

Hülsenpapiere in Brunnenthal

Acquisition of Carl Macher Hülsenpapiere in Brunnenthal near Hof

2010

New construction of a plant by Paul & Co in Chonburi, Thailand

2017

Ground-breaking logistics building Carl Macher

Ground-breaking ceremony for the new logistics building for paper mill Carl Macher

2018

Merger of Hülsenfabrik Lenzhard with Cartub AG

Merger of Hülsenfabrik Lenzhard with Cartub AG

Challenges sought

Our goal: your satisfaction. We do not see ourselves as a straight out producer of paper cores, edge protectors and core board. On the contrary, we see ourselves as adviser and number 1 contact partner. Together with you we develop customised solutions, individually adjusted to your requirements and wishes. In addition, we are your energetic partner when mastering your production and logistics processes. Together with you we want to establish a strong, closely linked and long-term relationship. That is why we – as in the past – will also rely on a trusting collaboration, intensive advice, long-term experience and reliable products in the future. Together, we will master any challenge.

Going forward we will continue to do more than “just” deliver products. Instead we will actively support you in handling every challenge concerning your production and logistics processes. We will not disappoint the trust which you, as a customer of many years, have placed in us. You and your specific needs are our top priority – now and in the future.