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.