Joint Drupa appearance of Zanders Premium and Lana
5th April, 2012 – The take-over of the division Zanders Premium Papers by Reflex Premium Papier GmbH, a subsidiary of Hahnemühle FineArt Gmbh, is beginning to bear fruit. At the Drupa (03rd to 16th May, 2012), the company will showcase itself jointly with Straßbourg based Lana Papier Spéciaux, another Hahnemühle subsidiary.
Both companies produce and merchandise premium papers for the graphic industry and at the Drupa, they are going to present portfolios complementing one another, thus covering any imaginable graphic application. While the Lana activities mainly focused on the French market, to date, the Zanders Premium papers, featuring products such as Efalin, Zeta or Elefantenhaut, are particularly well established as a strong brand in the German speaking world. “Now, we use the Drupa for demonstrating our broad competence in the premium-paper market,” explains Michael Siekiera, Managing Director of Reflex, Lana and Hahnemühle. “Based on our high-quality products, our product innovation and the premium and FineArt paper product range created by the merger, we strive for both national and international growth. For us, the Drupa represents the ideal platform for convincing the international public of our competitiveness.”
Please find the joint booth of Reflex and Lana in hall 7.1 A31.
Hahnemuehle and private investors take over M-real Zanders’ premium paper business based in Dueren, Germany
13 January 2012 – Walzmuehle AG of Dueren, Germany will buy the Dueren-based premium paper business of M-real-Zanders-GmbH. In the future, the division will operate under the name Reflex Premium Papier GmbH. With the sale, the previous Zanders business has found a midsized owner, of which 50 per cent belongs to Hahnemuehle FineArt GmbH of Dassel, Germany, with the remaining shares in the hands of Hahnemuehle management and other private investors. The new owners acquire the production facilities and trademark rights for Zanders-Premium Papers. Approximately 100 employees in Dueren will be taken over. Legal transfer will take place at the latest on 15 February 2012.
Under Hahnemuehle FineArt’s leadership, the combination of Reflex-Premium Papier and Hahnemuehle’s Lana Papiers Spéciaux of Strasbourg, France creates a new alliance that is intended to become one of Europe’s leading premium paper manufacturers, with a product range including FineArt, security and technical specialty papers. Established in 1584, Hahnemuehle has subsidiaries in the most important global markets as well as a worldwide sales network for art, photography, graphic applications and technical specialty papers. Reflex Premium Papier will continue to sell its own products via fine paper merchants under the umbrella of “Zanders Premium Papiere”. The main points of the takeover were decided in consultation with the works council.
Press office – Stephan Freist
Mail: Stephan_Freist@hahnemuehle.de – Phone press office: 05561-791-681
About Reflex Premiumpapier GmbH
Established in Dueren, Germany in 1857, the company with 100 employees is specialised in the development, production and marketing of premium papers for the graphics industry. The company sells its products under the brand name “Zanders Premium Papiere”. In 2012, the Reflex manufacturing facilities were taken over by Walzmuehle AG. A 50 per cent share of the company belongs to Hahnemuehle – a leader in the fine art papers market – with the remaining shares held by management and other private investors.
Established in 1584, Hahnemuehle’s main areas of business are the production and marketing of high-quality papers for artists, photographers and the graphics industry, both for traditional techniques (Traditional FineArt) and digital methods (Digital FineArt). Hahnemuehle is one of the leading makers of FineArt papers worldwide. In addition, the company develops and manufactures special papers for filtration and technical applications. Worldwide, Hahnemuehle has 150 employees in Dassel, Germany (headquarters); Norwich, United Kingdom; Paris, France; Woodstock, Illinois, USA; Beijing, China; and Barcelona, Spain. The company holds interests in Reflex Premium Papier GmbH of Dueren, Germany (via Walzmuehle AG of Dueren, Germany) and Lana Papiers Spéciaux SAS of Strasbourg, France.