Steinbeis Papier GmbH

From pioneer to European market leader

At Steinbeis Papier, we believe in a green revolution – and we have done for over 40 years. Our portfolio is manufactured from 100% reclaimed paper and is produced in an energy-efficient, low-emission and resource-saving manner in one of the most modern paper mills in Europe. As the market leader in recycled graphical papers, we’re rethinking a lot of things – and not just paper. This can be seen in all our value chains.

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100% recycled paper

Steinbeis papers have been produced without wood since 1976. Instead, our recycled paper consists of 100% reclaimed paper and saves valuable resources.  


Save valuable resources:

  • 73% energy
  • 79% water
  • 42% CO2
Rollenpackmaschine / Twister
Sustainable production

We focus on ecological balance throughout the entire production process – from the regional procurement of reclaimed paper as a raw material, to production with almost entirely closed energy and water cycles.

*We aim for:

  • Maximum conservation of resources
  • Efficient energy management
  • Innovative technologies
  • Sustainable procurement concepts
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Become part of a green revolution. Together we can make a big difference.
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Our company in figures

304,280 tonnes papers produced
347 employees
41 trainees
€ 281.3 million turnover
43.7% export ratio
€ 133.3 million balance sheet total
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We’re rethinking many things

We make more than just recycled paper. We’re ReThinkingPaper.
Read on to find out what that means.

We’re rethinking paper...

...with 100% reclaimed paper, 79% less water, 73% less energy and 42% less carbon. In production, we deliberately avoid chemicals that are harmful to the environment and health. That is why we meet the strictest ecological and quality criteria of the leading environmental and consumer protection labels. Our papers all carry the Blue Angel and EU Ecolabel.

We’re rethinking consumption

Not only do we reduce our own ecological footprint. We help others to do the same. We produce and deliver our recycled paper, but we also collect waste paper for it directly from around the region and from our customers. This is how we complete the recycling process and ensure our production stays supplied with reclaimed paper as a raw material. Paper, after all, is almost infinitely recyclable.

We’re rethinking water

Not only do we use less water. We use our factory’s own fully biological waste water treatment plant to produce even more clean water. Every drop of water in our factory is fed into almost entirely closed circuits and used several times over.

We’re rethinking energy

We don’t just use green energy. We produce it ourselves. We have our own power station on site. Utilising the very latest fluidised bed technology and combined heat and power generation, our power plant covers 100% of our thermal energy in the form of steam and 50% of our electrical energy requirements. This puts its efficiency at 87%. It is operated using substitute fuels.

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We’re rethinking waste products

As we all know, the best waste is the one that isn’t produced in the first place. By using closed material cycles, we try to avoid the creation of non-recyclable waste. The small amounts of waste that do arise despite all our efforts get turned into substitute fuels, which we recycle thermally in our power plant.

We’re rethinking technology

Paper with a future: our plant in Glückstadt is one of the most modern recycling plants in Europe. We have invested more than €360 million in recent years to be able to produce the best recycled paper for you using purely ecological processes. And we are constantly improving.

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The Steinbeis Group

Sustainability as a business model

Steinbeis Papier GmbH is a member of Steinbeis Holding. The holding company unites various companies active in ecological paper production, recycling management and environmentally friendly energy production. These include specialists in recycled paper and plastics recycling, waste paper and material processors, state-of-the-art power plants, biogas plants, and solar and wind farms. Each of these companies pursues sustainability as a business model.

Diversity and compliance


At Steinbeis, we are committed to equal opportunities, diversity, occupational safety, health protection, co-determination, the integration of migrants and people with disabilities, adequate pay and a healthy work-life balance.

Any form of exploitation or discrimination on the grounds of age, gender, race or ethnic origin, religion or ideology, health or sexual identity will not be tolerated. Fair working conditions and other labour regulations are complied with.

In order to underline this once again, Steinbeis Holding GmbH has signed the Charta der Vielfalt (Diversity Charter) on behalf of every company within the Steinbeis Group.


The Steinbeis Group is a successful family-run business with a long-standing value-based tradition dating back more than 150 years. Responsible and lawful business activities (compliance) are therefore a fundamental requirement for the corporate success of the individual companies.

Compliance with all binding obligations, such as relevant laws, regulations and official requirements is a matter of course for us. Furthermore, we set even stronger standards internally with various measures and provisions relating to corporate governance, compliance and corruption prevention.

As the recipient of the German Sustainability Award in 2009, we adhere to the terms of the German Sustainability Code and the Modern Slavery Act.

Success redefined

We are Steinbeis

For us, sustainability isn’t a trend. It’s a question of attitude. More and more people want to contribute to a more sustainable future. Every Steinbeis employee is passionate about this too – and so is our management.

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Geschäftsführer Steinbeis Papier GmbH
Ulrich Feuersinger Managing Director Steinbeis Papier GmbH
Marc Gebauer Managing Director Steinbeis Papier GmbH
Andreas Rauscher Managing Director Steinbeis Papier GmbH

Executive Board

Leiter Produktion
Thomas Denk Head of Production
Leiter SCM
Jan Geier Head of Supply Chain Management
Sales Manager
Benjamin Höckendorf Head of Sales
Leiter IT
Ulrich Middelberg Head of IT
Dr. Markus Rudersdorf Head of Finance, Accounting and Controlling
Leiter Technik
Fred Warmann Head of Technology
Dr. Frank Wenig Head of Research and Development
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Advisory Board

Michael Söffge Chairman
Stephanie Ecker
Luise Baumhauer
Dr. Christoph Schünemann
Jörg Warnke
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