Site and Machinery

Over many years significant knowledge, equipment, utilities and logistics infrastructure have been built up at the site in Bergsich Gladbach, which is located less than half an hour from Cologne city center. High environmental standards were met at all times, setting new standards for the industry in this area as well.


The heart of the facility is the paper production equipment and the modern logistics systems – including a logistics center just south of the main site – for moving product to and from the area. With a total capacity of 325,000 t/a this is one of the leading paper-making plants in Germany and has extensive test and development capabilities. Also noteworthy are the power plant on the site, which provides the required energy directly on site, as well as the autonomous water supply and its own wastewater treatment plant.

Technical capabilities

  • Total capacity paper production 325,000 to/a 
  • Paper machine PM2: width 3.20 m, grammage range 80-350 gsm 
  • Paper machine PM3: width 6.60 m, grammage range 35-160 gsm 
  • Coater C3: 225.000 to annual capacity 
  • 7 Chromolux coaters (cast coaters) 
  • 5 reel slitting machines 
  • 8 sheeting machines 
  • 1 small format sheeting line 
  • 1 packing line for reels 
  • 2 packing lines for sheets 
  • Onsite power station 
  • Onsite water supply and water treatment plant 

Logistics

  • Own logistics center: mother reel stock (800 towers, storing capacity approx. 14,000 tons, handling capacity max. 60 reels/hour); warehouse for finished goods; logistic centre and warehouse (34,368 pallets in high rack storage and 2,500 block storage places, handling capacity 400,000 pallets/year) 
  • Two highways (A4, A3) close-by 
  • Two international airports (Cologne, Dusseldorf) close-by 
  • Cologne Ports (one of the largest operators for inland ports in Germany) close-by