Paul & Co and Paul & Co Asia at Interpack – Hall 9 Stand E 28

A round matter

Paul & Co products Photo Kunert Group
Paul & Co products Photo Kunert Group

“We think networked. Sustainable, reliable, efficient. Always one step ahead,” say Paul & Co and Paul & Co Asia, companies of the Kunert Group. The companies will be presenting paper cores for efficient winding processes and reliable edge protector products at Interpack 2023.

“We would like to use Interpack to present to our customers in a very transparent way how we have networked our structures to advance and secure sustainability, reliability, and efficiency”, says Herbert Nowak, managing director and Authorised Signatory of Paul & Co. “Kunert Group inherently thinks and acts in closed cycles. The material chain ends where it starts in the paper mill – with the waste paper.”

Within the Group, this self-image is not only considered under the aspect of Circular Economy but in all its complexity. That way, the company can represent the entire supply chain self-sufficiently from a single source – from its core board to the paper core and the angular edge protector. The networked production strategy of 13 paper core and edge protector plants in Europe and Asia as well as two paper mills allows maximum delivery reliability due to the available high production capacities. 

Production at all sites is carried out on state-of-the-art facilities with uniformly high-quality standards. Extensive investments in all plants have not only increased efficiency but have also reduced CO2 emissions. Also part of the network is logistics partner Geis Group as a strong backbone of the supply chain.

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Paul & Co is one of the drivers of innovation in the industry with its paper core concepts and surface refinement. Aside from excellent high product quality customer orientation also means optimization of production and processing at the customer’s end.

“Our products are part of the process chain. They contribute significantly to the efficiency of processes. Therefore, our employees are continuously working on paper core solutions and services that effectively support the sustainable added value of our customers. We have a lot of options there,” says Herbert Nowak.

At the trade fair booth in Hall 9 – Stand E 28, the experts from Paul & Co look forward to an intensive dialogue with the customers. Here, among other things, the Paul & Co App will be presented, which also includes the new upgrade, the CO2 footprint calculator.

A bit of history

Paul & Co is part of the globally active Kunert Group, a specialist in paper cores, edge protectors, core board, and corrugated board packaging that was founded in 1893 by Alois Paul in Elau which is now a part of the Czech Republic. Together with his son-in-law Karl Kunert, the family business became an efficient industrial operation. Corrugated cardboard became part of the product range shortly after the turn of the century and from the 1920s the company also offered paper cores.

After world war II, the Kunert family was expropriated and expelled from Eulau leaving 250 employees behind. Karl Kunert’s sons rebuilt the company in 1948 in Germany – initially as Wellpappen & Kartonagenfabrik Paul & Co in a closed-down skittle alley in Bad Neustadt and later as Paul & Co. K Kunert & Söhne in Wildflecken in the Rhön region is the current headquarters for the production of paper cores.

Currently, 2,000 employees at 17 locations in Europe and Asia are committed to helping meet customers’ challenges with innovative and individual solutions. The Kunert Group has agencies abroad in Europe and Asia and is a member of a worldwide partnership network. For 125 years, the company with its solution-oriented approach has developed new ideas and set standards with customized products. 

European editor Ron Augustin – and editor Naresh Khanna – will be at Metpack and Interpack for covering the shows in Essen and Dusseldorf respectively.

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