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The first corrugator goes into operation

The Kurt H. Schumacher company has established itself among the three large packaging traders in the Coburg area. Then one of the competitors sets up a new corrugated board plant, "Coburger Wellpappe", forcing Wulf Schumacher to act quickly. He decides, against the energetic resistance of his senior, to set up his own corrugated board production as quickly as possible. Shortly afterwards, the first corrugated board plant (corrugator) is put into operation in the Ebersdorf factory - a courageous entrepreneurial decision and the initial spark for today's group of companies. As a result, the former trading company develops into a modern production site for corrugated board packaging.

The company's own production of corrugated board begins in Ebersdorf with almost 120 employees who process around 6,000 tonnes of paper. Sales in the in-house production of corrugated board can be increased to 450,000 DM, 100 times as much as in 1966. The trade in cardboard packaging and the in-house production of corrugated board achieve a share of over 97 percent with a turnover of 5 million DM.