PAPSTAR Philosophy

PAPSTAR - Partner for producers, trade and retail

PAPSTAR Philosophy

PAPSTAR’s self-imposed mission is to offer the customer the product and all services related to the product from a single source. To do this, four central concepts are used:

  • The marketing and product range conception... strongly oriented to the market needs and customer satisfaction. Complete product assortments are bundled under a strong brand for trade and end consumers, where the assortment concept sets trends for the future and creates an optimal network solution for trade.
  • The producer-partner concept... the definitive pillar of the success of the company. Close cooperation and strong trust form the basis of the concept – after all, more than 7,000 items from 230 productions are consolidated by PAPSTAR. The individual strengths of the individual producers complement each other optimally and thus form an effective network solution for trade.
  • The logistics and service concept...
    ...particularly ensures the product presence of the whole PAPSTAR product versatility with a permanently growing number of trade customers, producers and end consumers at all times.  This concept has constantly grown over 30 years, has been developed further and is regarded as one of the core competencies of the company. There is a reason why PAPSTAR is considered a leading partner of many European trade companies due to the reliability of this system.
  • The technology concept... 
    ... and the company's own information logistics provide the backbone for a quick and optimally designed flow of products for market partners and fulfils the constantly growing requirements. Technologies such as EDI or the statistical analysis of sales figures in the sense of ECR, and particularly the PAPSTAR Extranet and Intranet, have formed a solid basis for the concept for years and underline the company's expertise in this area.
    A continuous development of the entire system to the current state of the art and a reduction of reaction times let the cooperation with market partners are still close.
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PAPSTAR in Overview

Founded in 1979 » History
Logistics capacities:  
  • 70,000 pallet spaces in the Kall Logistics Centre 
  • fully automated high-bay warehouse
  • Ø 2,500 pallet movements per day
Sales area: Europe-wide  
International subsidiaries  
  • Netherlands
  • Austria
  • Spain
  • France
  • Sweden
  • Poland
» Locations
Product Categories  
  • Disposable tableware and items
  • Packaging material
  • Hygiene products
  • Household helpers
  • Everything for the "laid table"
  • Decorations and accessories

Quality management Certified according to DIN ISO 9001:2008 » Quality and the Environment


Development of the disposable product manufacturer from the cardboard factory to party/catering supply experts

2015 Majority shareholding in Conpax, NL
2014 Transfer of the sales in the Canary Islands to the Plasticart S.L., Gran Canaria
2013 Transfer of the sales for Italy to Pierrot s.r.l. / IT
2013 Minority shareholding in Matram/HR - Sales partner for Croatia. Bosnia/Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro
2010 Founding of the PAPSTAR Poland foreign subsidiary.
2008 Commissioning of the automatic carton warehouse (AKL) with a capacity of up to 60,000 box spaces.
2007 Commissioning of an additional high-bay warehouse at the Kall Central Logistics with a capacity of 27,000 pallet spaces.Founding of the PAPSTAR Italy foreign subsidiary.
2006 PAPSTAR receives the ECR Award 2006 in the category of "Entrepreneur" for the consistent implementation of the ECR philosophy. Commissioning of the new warehouse and administration building at the Tarragona (Spain) site with an extension of the available storage capacity to 6,000 m².
2005 Acquisition of "Tinin 26" on Gran Canaria and extension of storage capacity to over 3,000 m².
2003 Global extension of the system available in the PBS area through the local service provider partnerships with the internationally active companies Hallmark, 3 M, Faber-Castell, and Pelikan.
2002 Completion and move to the extended administration building. Establishment of a central data centre at the Kall headquarters for all companies in the PAPSTAR Group.
Start of foreign activities in Scandinavia with the founding of the PAPSTAR Sweden subsidiary.
1998 Establishment of the PAPSTAR subsidiaries in Spain and France. Expansion of the Kall Logistics Centre to a total capacity of 42,000 pallet spaces.
Expansion of the Kall Logistics Centre to a storage capacity of 36,000 m² floor space.
1986 Founding of the PAPSTAR Austria foreign subsidiary.
1984 Founding of the PAPSTAR subsidiary in the Netherlands.
1981 Completion of the new administrative centre and logistics centre in Kall/Eifel.
1979 Spin-off of sales activities into the PAPSTAR Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG.
1873 Founding the Pappenfabrik Oswald Matheis in Schleiden/Eifel.
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