Carl Berberich GmbH and Papier Union GmbH will cooperate on logistics from 1 May 2015. By doing so, the two paper merchants aim to improve the efficiency and achieve more flexible deliveries for their clients.
The core idea behind the partnership, according to Berberich Managing Director Heinz König, is to increase flexibility, which requires an efficient logistics network. With respect to market dynamics, König adds: “The new partnership will allow us to react quickly to changes in the market, to take greater advantage of new opportunities and to secure existing client relationships over the long term.”
“Both companies are remaining independent,” notes Thomas Schimanowski, Managing Director of Papier Union. “Pooling our wide-ranging logistics expertise further strengthens the individual companies and allows them to provide clients with more flexible and cost-optimised deliveries. These benefits all involved – our clients and both companies.
About Papier Union GmbH
As a 100% subsidiary of the Inapa Group, Papier Union belongs to one of the largest European merchant groups in the paper sector. Papier Union is an industry leader among Germany’s high- quality paper merchants. The company employs 850 staff at 20 sites across Germany.
About Carl Berberich GmbH
Carl Berberich GmbH, with the business divisions Berberich Papier and Berberich Systems, was founded in 1863 in Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg. The paper wholesaler, which also develops and manufactures products for presentation and organisation, employs around 400 staff. The family company focuses on regional subsidiaries: Abstatt near Heilbronn, Hofheim-Wallau near Frankfurt, Langenfeld in Rheinland-Pfalz, Lippstadt in Westphalia, Lehrte near Hanover and Ottobrunn near Munich as well as an Austrian subsidiary in Thalgau near Salzburg.