Origins and Future

We are a customer-oriented service company with tradition - we set standards together with you.

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.

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

How it all began ...

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.

Unabated entrepreneurial spirit

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.