THE COMPANY

ABOUT US

FOUNDED IN 1881 IN WUPPERTAL

On 19.06.1881, Gustav-Heinrich Sachsenröder and the parchmentising master Theodor Biesenkamp joined forces to found a parchmentising factory. This factory started operations on 1.2.1882 in what is now known as Wuppertal.

INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS FROM WUPPERTAL

The factory started out with the production of parchment paper for packaging and decorative purposes. But Gustav-Heinrich Sachsenröder quickly recognised the benefits of regenerated cellulose and was soon able to manufacture multiple-layer parchments. This innovative force propelled his son Gustav Sachsenröder, who became a pioneer: He was the first to succeed in producing endless vulcanised fibre.

CLOSE TIES WITH WUPPERTAL

The third generation, Gustav-Adolf Sachsenröder and Günter Sachsenröder, continued with the development of new materials: They extended the range of vulcanised fibre products of the SAVUTEC® brand and further expanded the production of GESADUR®. Since 1996, Dirk Sachsenröder is the fourth generation of the family to head the company. Like his predecessors, he also considers himself to have close ties with his home town of Wuppertal. With great personal involvement, Dirk Sachsenröder promotes and supports the town and the economic region that runs alongside the Wupper.

COMPANY AND SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT

Dirk Sachsenröder holds influential functions and promotes the establishment and networking of the economic site alongside the Wupper. In the "Vereinigung der Unternehmerverbände" ( association of company unions) he leads the "Arbeitgeberverband der chemischen Industrie im Bergischen Land" (employers association for the chemical industry in the region) as chair of the board. He is a shareholder of the "Technologiezentrum Wuppertal" (W-tec) and a member in the "Industrie- und Umweltausschuss der Industrie- und Handelskammer Wuppertal, Solingen, Remscheid" (industrial and environmental committee of the chamber of commerce of Wuppertal, Solingen and Remscheid). Further, Dirk Sachsenröder is also a member of the Rotary Club Wuppertal-Süd and involved in social issues.