Welcome to WEPA

The WEPA Group is a family business operating throughout Europe which offers sustainable and innovative hygiene solutions that provide a safe feeling of hygiene and contribute daily to the well-being of millions of consumers. We are among the three largest European manufacturers and lead the market in the production of hygiene paper from recycled fibres.


around € 1.3 billion
approx. 4,000 employees


5 WEPA locations in Germany
2 WEPA locations in Italy
3 WEPA locations in France
1 WEPA location in Poland
1 WEPA location in the Netherlands
1 WEPA location in Great Britain

Technical equipment

21 paper machines
More than 90 automatic processing machines for rolled and folded tissue paper

Market shares

25% in Germany
approx. 8% in Europe


Toilet paper, kitchen rolls, tissues, paper towels, napkins, centrefeed rolls, de-inked pulp, cleaning rolls, doctor's rolls, dispensers

Ownership structure

100% family business

Managing Board

Martin Krengel (Chairman)
Ralph Dihlmann
Dr. Hendrik Otto

Supervisory Board

Friedrich Merz (Chairman)
Dr. Hans-Joachim Körber
Wilken von Hodenberg
Dr. Hartmut Wurster

Our Business Units

WEPA Consumer

WEPA has been producing high-quality hygiene paper for European food retailers for decades and is one of the leading specialists for private labels in Europe.

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WEPA Professional

As a competent partner, our high-quality hygiene paper, dispenser solutions and washroom concepts are used wherever users are not at home. For example in schools, restaurants or industry.

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Did you know?

60 m

A paper machine is about as long as 2.5 tennis courts, i.e. about 60 metres.

2,3 t

A parent roll weighs on average 2.3 tons and winds roughly 50 km of paper.

1,2 sek.

To roll up a kitchen roll, our machine needs 1.2 seconds. That is also the amount of time for which the average user looks at a Facebook post.

4.478 m

If we were to stack all the packets of tissues produced per hour by our 5 processing lines in Kriebstein, the stack would be higher than the Matterhorn. The Matterhorn is 4,478 meters high.

1.950 km

A paper machine produces about 1,950 km of paper per day. This corresponds roughly to the distance from Munich to Athens.

780.000 t

With our 21 paper machines, we produce around 780,000 t of hygiene paper every year. This corresponds to the weight of nearly 1,500 Airbus A380 aircraft.

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