Continuity in preference to short-term strategy – as part of the Kunert Group we committed ourselves to living up to this credo a long time ago. Our goal is to build trusting and long-term relationships with you, our customers. It is this cooperation which forms the foundation upon which the success of our family-run business is based. Together with you we have gained experience and we have grown over the years. Today, 384 employees at our Kunert Wellpappe sites in Biebesheim and Bad Neustadt are working to find solutions for your requirements.

Each year our staff produce 90,000 tonnes of corrugated board for the manufacture of your individual packaging solutions. We regard ourselves not as a mere production plant but as a customer-oriented service provider. You are our focus and you set the standards which we transform into solutions together.

In addition, we are an active member of the Verbands der Wellpappen-Industrie e.V. (VDW). This traditional association currently represents 30 corrugated board companies with around 100 plants in Germany.

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“ We are dedicated to providing comprehensive service, individual solutions and intensive customer support, whereby close cooperation with our customers is a prime objective. ”
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How it all began ...

In the late 19th century Germany was on the threshold of becoming an industrial society, with growing affluence and innovative thinking the prevailing attitude. In 1893 gripped by entrepreneurial spirit, Alois Paul launched his cardboard box manufacturing company in Eulau in the Sudetenland region, today in the Czech Republic. Together with his son-in-law Karl Kunert, he quickly turned the family business into a highly efficient industrial operation. Corrugated cardboard had already become part of the product range shortly after the turn of the century and from the 1920’s the company also offered paper cores.

Historical picture

Unabated entrepreneurial spirit

At the end of WWII, some 14 million Germans were forced to leave their homes, either as deportees or refugees. The end of the war also marked a decisive point in the Kunert Group’s history. The Kunert family was expropriated and expelled from Eulau. 250 employees were left behind. The entrepreneurial spirit of their ancestors was, however, also deeply engrained in Karl Kunert's sons. In 1948 they rebuilt the company – initially as Wellpappen & Kartonagenfabrik Paul & Co in a closed down bowling alley in Bad Neustadt and later in Wildflecken in the Rhoen region, today’s headquarters for the production of paper cores.

Searching for challenges

Our goal is your satisfaction. We regard ourselves as more than just a mere producer of corrugated board packing solutions. In fact, we see ourselves as your adviser and first port of call. Together with you, we develop customised solutions tailor-made to meet your requirements and wishes. Furthermore, we are your active partner when it comes to successfully managing your production and logistics processes. Our objective is to develop a close, long-term and cooperative relationship with you. Which is why we will continue to focus on trusting partnerships, in-depth advice, many years of experience and reliable products. Together we can master any challenge.


Going forward we will continue to do more than “just” deliver products. Instead we will actively support you in handling every challenge concerning your production and logistics processes. We will not disappoint the trust which you, as a customer of many years, have placed in us. You and your specific needs are our top priority – now and in the future.

Milestones in the history of Kunert Wellpappe Bad Neustadt and Biebesheim:

1893

Alois Paul

Alois Paul launches cardboard box production in Eulau in the Sudetenland region, today in the Czech Republic.

1945

Paul & Co Eulau

Expropriation and expulsion of the Kunert family from Eulau. The factory with 250 employees is left behind.

1948

Establishment of "Wellpappen & Kartonagenfabrik Paul & Co" in Bad Neustadt.

1957

Kunert Wellpappe Bad Neustadt is founded by brothers Karl and Walter Kunert in Bad Neustadt in a new production facility including an office building, boiler house and small production hall.

1963

Productivity in Bad Neustadt increases. An additional production hall and office block are added to the facility.

1974

Construction of a new warehouse for base paper.

1979

Kunert Wellpappe Bad Neustadt starts to manufacture triple wall corrugated board.

1985

Kunert Wellpappe Biebesheim is taking over the corrugated board production site in Bibesheim.

1987

Construction in Bad Neustadt of a production hall for the corrugated board facility and a base paper warehouse.

1988

Installation of the third high-performance corrugated board facility with an operational width of 2,500 millimetres in Bad Neustadt.

1989

Installation of the first processing line for large packaging in Bad Neustadt.

Erweiterung der Produktionshallen in Biebesheim um weitere 3.000 Quadratmeter.

1993

Expansion and redesign of development department with CAD workstations in Bad Neustadt.

1996

New construction of 5,000-square-metre warehouse facility in Biebesheim.

1998

New construction of 2,700-square-metre warehouse for base paper in Bad Neustadt.

2000

The existing corrugated board production system is replaced by machines with an operational width of 2,800 millimetres.

2003

Expansion of the production area in Bad Neustadt to 14,000 square metres, taking the total developed area including warehousing and administration to around 35,000 square metres.

2004

Start-up of the second inline machine for large packaging in Bad Neustadt.

2008

Start-up of the Minda intralogistics system and the new ASAHI flatbed die-cutter commences operation in Biebesheim.

2009

New construction of paper warehouse in Biebesheim.

2011

Installation of the new BGM CL 13/32 inline machine in Bad Neustadt.

2013

Installation of the new Curioni inline machine in Biebesheim.

2014

Modernisation of the steam production facility with a new 14-tonne boiler in Bad Neustadt.