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22.9 million tons

The paper industry produces some 22.9 million tons of paper and board annually.


€ 14.7 billion revenue

The sector has total sales revenue of €14.7 billion.


40.150 employees

The paper industry employs a workforce of some 40,150.

157 locations

Throughout Germany, 157 companies make paper and board – from global players all the way to owner-managed family-run businesses.





Our product is natural and we are right at the top when it comes to recycling.

3,000 paper grades

There are some 3,000 different paper grades – divided into four grade types: paper and board for packaging, graphic papers, sanitary and household papers, and papers for technical and special applications.




Paper machines

Paper machines are among the biggest industrial units: over 10 metres wide, up to 200 metres long and 3 storeys high; every day, they can produce a paper web stretching from Flensburg to Munich – and have more control circuits than a jumbo jet.