Trade registration of cardboard factory in Memmingen by Hans Kolb. Initially, the plant produces solid fibreboard, which is gradually replaced with corrugated cardboard.
Corrugated cardboard accounts for 70 % of the total turnover. A number or large-scale investments are made.
Installation of the first internally built corrugated cardboard production line with a web width of 160 cm and a production rate of 10 m/min.
Destruction of the company premises by bombs and commencement of reconstruction work.
Opening of own paper factory in Kaufbeuren. Daily production rate 4 to 5 tons of paper. Total number of employees reaches sixty.
Transfer of the corrugated cardboard production to Memmingerberg and construction of a second corrugated board production unit. Total workforce at the plants in Memmingen. At the Memmingerberg and Kaufbeuren plants, the workforce reaches the figure of one hundred.
Construction of an additional plant at Buxheim near Memmingen. The company employs 260 people in the production of corrugated cardboard.
Commissioning of new paper machine at the Kaufbeuren plant.
Construction of a new plant in Memmingen and closure of the Memmingerberg site.
Acquisition of the sheet processing company Helber Packaging GmbH in Haiterbach and commissioning of a second paper machine at the Kaufbeuren paper production plant.
Expansion of Memmingen plant and concentration on the production of folding boxes.
Official opening of the new office building in Memmingen.
Opening of the printing centre in Buxheim. Upgrading and restructuring of the machinery at the Memmingen plant.
ISO 9001 certification. Establishment of company-wide quality assurance system
Start of production of wave flute cardboard in Haiterbach. HKM develops a growing range of special products made in corrugated cardboard, thus entering various niche markets.
Commissioning of the new high-output corrugator in Memmingen.
HANS KOLB Wellpappe celebrates its 75th
anniversary in the most successful year in the history of the company
Commissioning of the new paper production system PM4 at HANS KOLB Papier in Kaufbeuren
KOLB Print+ couples its printing expertise with a number of different printing technologies and thus successfully launches KOLB OffsetPrint
Launch of the new logistics centre at Buxheim plant
Acquisition of Gebr. KNAUER GmbH + Co. KG and therefore further expansion of the business unit KOLB Print+ with KNAUER, the new competence centre in Offset printed packaging at KOLB