The WEPA Group is a future-oriented family business operating throughout Europe, offering sustainable and innovative hygiene solutions. We provide trustworthy hygiene solutions and a sense of safety, contributing to the well-being of millions of people each day. We are one of the three largest European hygiene paper 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, medical rolls, dispenser solutions
100% family business
Martin Krengel (CEO)
Dr. Hendrik Otto
Friedrich Merz (Chairman)
Dr. Hans-Joachim Körber
Wilken von Hodenberg
Dr. Hartmut Wurster
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.