Paper / Packaging / Wood

The paper industry in Germany is number 1 in Europe – and Saxony-Anhalt also plays a part in this. As well as Zellstoff Stendal, the largest pulp factory in Europe, various other paper manufacturers and processors have settled in the state.

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The Greatview Aseptic Packaging Manufacturing GmbH – the world’s second largest manufacturer of sterile packaging material – has settled in Saxony-Anhalt. It is regarded as the largest private Chinese investment in Germany. In 2014, Greatview delivered 10 billion aseptic packages around the world – exclusively with carton from sustainable production. Zellstoff Stendal GmbH is the largest pulp factory in Europe and produces in the north of the state.


  • Over 20 plants (with at least 20 staff)
  • Over 2,600 employees
  • Turnover over 1.3 billion euros (2014)
  • Core Competencies:
    • Pulp (ECF, TCF)
    • Hygiene papers
    • Corrugated base papers and formats
    • Paper and cardboard packaging


  • Plots which can be built on immediately, with water and steam available
  • High demand for packaging materials
  • Efficient connections to the urban areas of Hamburg - Hanover, Berlin, Leipzig - Dresden
  • Locations with direct motorway connections available

Successfull businesses of the paper and wood industry in Saxony-Anhalt

Paper industry

  • Zellstoff Stendal (Arneburg): largest pulp factory in Europe
  • Wepa Leuna GmbH (Leuna) and Delipapier (Arneburg): among the largest hygiene paper manufacturers in Europe
  • SiG Combiblock (Wittenberg): Europe’s leading manufacturer of drinks cartons
  • Progroup (Burg), Streiff & Helmold (Halberstadt), Roba Corrugated: leading producers of corrugated paper packaging in Germany
  • Kroha (Barleben), Edelmann (Bitterfeld): collapsible boxes for the pharmaceuticals industry

Wood industry

  • Glunz (Nettgau): one of the largest German manufacturers of MDF and OSB boards
  • Nordlam: Wood materials from Magdeburg
  • Burger Küchenmöbel. Pino-Küchen, HMW-Möbel: Suppliers of high-quality wooden furniture and kitchens