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Papier- und Kartonfabrik Varel GmbH & Co. KG

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Company name Papier- und Kartonfabrik Varel GmbH & Co. KG Logo

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Number of employees 500 - 4.999

Reporting year 2020

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Sönke Klug

Dangaster Str. 38
26316 Varel

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Papier- und Kartonfabrik Varel (PKV) is a German manufacturer of paper and cardboard made from waste paper for use in the packaging industry. The company is based in Varel, Lower Saxony. Our annual production capacity is 925,000 tonnes, making us one of the largest production sites in the German paper industry. In 2020, we achieved a turnover of 293 million euros and employ more than 600 people. We produce Fluting and linerboard (white / brown) made from recovered paper, gray and brown board, pigmented, white coated and laminated grades. Our company holds the following certificates:
  • FSC®-C074387 (Forest Stewardship Council - Sustainable Management of Wood Fibres).
  • DIN EN ISO 9001 (quality management)
  • DIN EN ISO 14001 (environmental protection management)
  • DIN EN ISO 22000 (Food and product safety management)
  • DIN EN ISO 45001 (Occupational health and safety management)
  • DIN EN ISO 50001 (energy management)
  • Specialist waste management company (according to § 56 of the Closed Substance Cycle Waste Management Act)
In the year under review, 65 % of our products were sold in Germany and 35 % abroad. Our customers from the German and international packaging industry use them to produce cardboard boxes made of corrugated board and cardboard, which can be used e.g. for food, consumer goods, industrial goods, pharmaceutical products or in online trade and then be recycled again.