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A Passion for Paper

Our company – a portrait

Ernst Hahn, Gerhard Hahn

1919. The economy is in ruins after the war. Only entrepreneurship can change that. With courage and the determination to leverage his experiences and ideas to become a successful entrepreneur, Hermann Christian Knüppel starts a paper wholesale operation. He lays the foundation for the company Knüppel Verpackung in Hann. Münden, Lower Saxony, on April 1, 1919. 50 years later, he passes his experience on to his grandson Gerhard Hahn.

Today Gerhard Hahn and his son Ernst Hahn lead the group of companies and its almost 500 employees. Although much has changed since its founding, what remains is the importance of paper in the packaging process – and the aspiration to always find useful and cutting-edge packaging solutions for the customer. After all, extremely diversified freight transport and the great variety of distribution channels mean that almost every new product is faced with new challenges. A lot of tasks can be taken care of through the skilled use of standard packaging materials – and possibly also by combining them. But it often comes down to custom solutions that need to be developed from the complete range of different design options and materials.

Whether standard packaging or new development: At Knüppel Verpackung, we always strive for the complete satisfaction of both the respective user as well as consignee. Key factors for this are the technically smooth handling of the packaging, its cost-effectiveness and environmental sustainability – and of course the safety of packaged goods.

Innovation through experience!

We always remain true to our motto “Innovation through experience”: Knüppel Verpackung combines pragmatism and traditional quality standards with the development of innovative and “clever” packaging solutions. That is why we offer our customers modern structures and state-of-the-art equipment – prepared for the future.

Transforming ideas into goals

Since its founding, the company has never stopped developing and increasing its customer base. We are proud of the professional networking of specialist expertise when it comes to materials, handling and process orientation, as well as our own successful products such as FleeceGuard®, EXCOR®, Ckdpack and NOLCO. We are especially proud of our experienced and dedicated staff: They know that the added value we offer our customers is the measure of our success. We will continue to deepen this awareness.

A look at the Knüppel Verpackung service and product portfolio shows our expertise in a variety of fields:

  • Packaging consulting and CAD packaging development
  • Paper, solid and corrugated cardboard
  • Wood and wood composites
  • Corrosion protection packaging
  • Machinery, equipment, packing station systems and consumables
  • Securing palletized goods
  • Cushioning and securing inner packaging
  • Postal dispatch materials