The WEPA Group is a future-oriented 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 people. 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
21 paper machines
More than 90 automatic processing machines for rolled and folded tissue paper
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
100% family business
Martin Krengel (CEO)
Dr. Hendrik Otto
Friedrich Merz (Chairman)
Dr. Hans-Joachim Körber
Wilken von Hodenberg
Dr. Hartmut Wurster
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.More information
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.More information
A paper machine is about as long as 2.5 tennis courts, i.e. about 60 metres.
A parent roll weighs on average 2.3 tons and winds roughly 50 km of paper.
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.
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.
A paper machine produces about 1,950 km of paper per day. This corresponds roughly to the distance from Munich to Athens.
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.