Company

Facts about DREWSEN SPEZIALPAPIERE

Profile

Staff:

449

Including trainees:

34

Capacity (to/a):

165.000

Production (to/a):

162.000

Turnover (Mio. €):

169

Location:

Lachendorf

Established:

1538

We ship to more than 70 countries!


Mission and Values

We are a family enterprise working efficiently to produce individual and Specialised Papers We sell our papers and our services on national and international markets.

Our Special Papers are tailor-made to meet our specific customers’ needs. They are profitable and provide us with chances to invest and grow. Our preference is not to compete with papers that are produced by pulp-integrated commodity paper mills.

Our long term aim is to protect the profitability and growth of our enterprise on behalf of our customers, employees and shareholders with professionalism of the highest calibre. The goal of all employees is the entrepreneurial success of the business.

We therefore pay close attention to ensure that we act in a sustainable way by considering all the economic, ecologic, and social aspects.

Customer Orientation

  • We are a customer and market orientated business.
  • We aim to have long-term relations with our customers.
  • We discuss and develop new, innovative products in line with the market and in close partnership with our customers in order to achieve the optimum benefit for both sides.

Constant Improvement

  • We aim at constant adaption of our products and services to meet customers’ needs.
  • We rely on qualified and committed employees.
  • We have high quality standards which we regularly prove by certification.
  • Continuous improvement also arises from the ideas of all our employees, because everyone is the expert in their field. All senior managers are duty bound to take up the ideas of their employees, to check and validate them thoroughly, and to support their implementation.
  • The goals on the way to continuous improvement are determined by the company’s management. Progress is shown by an index. The management encourages all employees to actively support all actions for the achievement of our goals.

Wir sind ein Familienunternehmen, das Spezialpapiere effizient herstellt. Wir vermarkten unsere Papiere und unseren Service an nationale und internationale Kunden.


Organisation

Management

Management

Vita Dr. Matthias Rauhut

since 2013 CEO DREWSEN SPEZIALPAPIERE

Professional Development at Felix Schoeller

2006 – 2012 CTO / Executive Vice President Holding

2002 – 2006 Mill Manager FSJ Osnabrück

1999 – 2002 Mill Manager FSTP USA

1996 – 1999 Head of Extrusion FSJ Osnabrück

Professional Development at Stora

1994 – 1996 Head of R&D Stora, Werk Hagen Kabel

1991 – 1994 Executive Assistent to the CEO Stora, Werk Hagen Kabel

Education

1991 – 1994 Ph.D. TU Graz

1984 – 1991 Study of Mechanical Engineering

Subject: Paper Engineering TU Darmstadt, Title: Dipl.-Ing.


Sales

Product Development


Sustainable Paper Solutions


History

With 480 years of papermaking experience we are one of the longest established paper manufacturers in Europe. Please find below a short synopsis of our history.

1538 Founded by the Duke of Braunschweig and Lueneburg
1845

Start of the first Paper Machine

1877 Start of the second Paper Machine
1925

A new Paper Machine (PM1) replaces the old machinery

1957

Start of PM 2

1962

First natural gas-fired steam boiler in the German paper industry

1978 Implementation of Electronic Control Systems
1985 - 87

Full Modernisation of PM 1 and PM 2

1994 Start of a biological waste water treatment plant
1998 PM 1: Modernisation of size press and end section
2000 PM 5: New installation incl. production building and reel wrapping hall
2000 Start of a combined heat and power plant (CHP) with 16 MW electrical power
2005 PM 2: Modernisation of drive and press section
2009 PM 2: Installation of film press-technology
2010 PM 5: Installation of film press-technology
2013 Cutting Department: Implementation of a ream wrapping machine
2014 Cutting Department: Implementation of sheet cutter Pemco
2015 Additive Preparation: Implementation of a coating kitchen
2016 Start of the sales agency DREWSEN SPECIAL PAPERS USA
2019 Business development group ‘Sustainable Paper Solutions’
2019 PM 5: Installation of shoe press-technology
2020 Competence Center Drinking straw paper
2021 Cutting Department: Implementation of sheet cutter Questec (demo plant) for small volumes

News / Press

9th May 2022

DREWSEN invests in the expansion of its wastewater treatment plant

In preparation of future growth development, DREWSEN Spezialpapiere is investing more than 1.5 million euros to develop its existing wastewater treatment plant. Read more ...

4th March 2022

Lower Saxony Minister President Stephan Weil visits DREWSEN

On March 03, 2022, the Minister President of Lower Saxony, Stephan Weil, visited DREWSEN Spezialpapiere in Lachendorf. Read more ...

23rd February 2022

DREWSEN SPEZIALPAPIERE to increase speciality paper prices significantly, effective April 1

Due to sustained increases in the cost of energy and raw materials, notably pulp, DREWSEN SPEZIALPAPIERE will be increasing paper prices significantly for their uncoated woodfree paper grades, effective for deliveries made from April 1st 2022. Read more ...

16th February 2022

DREWSEN SPEZIALPAPIERE increases format capacity

To continue the steady growth of its specialty paper formats, DREWSEN has invested in a highly efficient Questec small-lot sheeter from BW Papersystems.

Read more ...
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