History of Königstein

Königstein (Saxony)

Königstein‘s production volume equals that of Louisenthal.
Construction of first paper machine and production of fine paper (owner: Hugo Hoesch).
Production of banknote paper.
All machinery and equipment dismantled and shipped to the Soviet Union as part of post-war reparations.
Reconstruction of paper mill under new name of VEB Feinpapierfabrik Königstein.
Cylinder mould paper machine goes online for the production of banknote and identity document paper for the former East Germany.
Integration into G&D group on June 1, which provides access to international customers.
Alignment with portfolio of banknote and security paper made by Louisenthal paper mill.
Conversion of Fourdrinier machine to cylinder mould technology.
Break-even point of profitability attained.
Implementation of a continuous bleaching process which was unique in this sector at that time.
Merger of Louisenthal and Königstein plants; new name: Papierfabrik Louisenthal, Werk Königstein.
Königstein‘s production volume equals that of Louisenthal.
Start-up of the new paper machine PM4 in Königstein – the world‘s most innovative and fastest banknote paper machine.