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Zanders Paper Went into Administration

Zanders Paper which was Founded in 1829 by Johann Wilhelm Zanders in Bergisch Gladbach near Cologne (Germany), recently in a statement announced that the company sees No viable concept for the continuation of business operations.

As the provisional insolvency administrator Dr. Mark Boddenberg announced that, no viable concept for the continuation of the company could be found. After 192 years, the history of the paper mill, which is world-famous among other things for its unique Chromolux paper grade, ended on30 April 2021.

According to the company with regard to open orders and to the sale of remaining paper stocks, customers will be contacted in a timely manner.

Prior to the closure the company op­er­ated the Gohrsmühle pa­per mill with around 380 em­ploy­ees. The product range included the premium brand Chromolux, introduced in 1958 – one of the world’s leading paper brands.

The Zanders pa­per mill re­mained in the hands of the Zanders fam­ily for around 150 years. Zanders ex­panded its pro­duc­tion at the Gohrsmühle mill into art pa­per in 1895 and in­tro­duced Chromolux in 1958. Fol­low­ing its list­ing on the stock ex­change in 1980, International Paper became majority shareholder in 1989. In 2002 the Finnish fresh for­est fi­bre board man­u­fac­turer M-real ac­quired the company. When the M-real group was rebranded Metsä Board in 2012, the company’s name was changed to Metsä Board Zanders GmbH.

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