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History of the Herbert Paul GmbH & Co. KG



1949     Foundation of the ”Nölle und Paul“ by Messers Otto Nölle and Herbert Paul


1950     Mr Nölle passed away, Herbert Paul continues the business as a sole operator


1957     Registration at the Commercial Register


1960     Construction of and relocation to the current site: Ebbetalstraße 16, DE 58840 Plettenberg-Lettmecke


1963     Increase in the production capacity by an extension to the factory


1965     Transformation into “Herbert Paul KG Kleineisen und Metallwarenfabrik“


1966     Further increase in the production capacity by another extension to the factory


1970     Construction of the new administration building


1978     Construction of an additional manufacturing building


1978     Transformation into ”Herbert Paul GmbH & Co. KG“


1979     After the passing away of Mr Herbert Paul, his daughter – Mrs Sigrid Knappe – took over the business


1985     Further increase in the production capacity by completion of the existing manufacturing buildings


1987     Construction of the new manufacturing building and warehouse


1992     After the passing away of Mrs Sigrid Knappe her husband – Mr Rainer Knappe – continued the business


1997     Certification according to DIN ISO 9002


2002     Certification according to DIN ISO 9001


2002     Mr Thomas Knappe is appointed General Manager


2003     Erna Paul – the wife of the founder Herbert Paul – passed away


2007     Construction of new logistics facilities


2008     Certification according to DIN ISO 14001


2010     Purchase of another 1000m² of land property


2013     Certification according to DIN ISO 18001

Herbert Paul

Sigrid Knappe

Thomas Knappe

Rainer Knappe

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