The German Paper Solution (GPS) is a 100% subsidiary of ERFURT & Sohn KG. Since 1827, a large variety of specialty papers have been produced in our factory alongside the river Wupper, proving that paper-making has a long-standing tradition here. As a family-owned business in the 8th generation our thinking as well as our actions are driven by a sense of the long-term implications and of our impact in terms of sustainability. Continuous investment not only into our machinery but also into our staff is what makes the GPS one of the leading producers of specialty papers and nonwoven products. Green thinking, long-term relationships with our customers and the willingness to meet new developments open-minded have been key in the GPS' developing into what it is today.
As a member of the ERFURT-group, we consider the responsible handling of all resources, including the natural ones, a key part of our company's philosophy.
Further information on how serious we take the topic of sustainability you can find here.
|1827 - 1843
|Handmade filter paper, printing paper
|Installation of the first paper machine
|Rauhfaser as shop window decorative paper
|Improved wallpaper base, velour paper, ingrain paper
|Paper for emergency currency, paper for food stamps
|Start of wallcovering production, take-over of Wenzel & Brüninghaus
|Anaglypta/Novaboss embossed wallpaper
|Installation of Yankee dryer
|Introduction of product groups Vliesfaser and Variovlies
|Modernisation of wastewater treatment system
|Introduction of base papers
|ECO-Vliese (nonwoven products made from recycled fibres)
|Introduction of pre-pigmented nonwoven products (V-Vlies)
|Introduction of base papers PRO
|Variovlies F 170 "like hand-made"
|Extension of paper machine Phase 1/2
|Modernisation of power plant - Conversion to 100% natural gas
|Nonwoven products for technical and decorative coatings
|Extension of paper machine Phase 2/2
|Introduction of GIGA-Rolle - Wallpaper rolls of up to more than 300cm width
|Introduction ELLA (first CO2-neutral wallcovering, packaged without plastics)
|Development of new packaging papers