History

1945 – The founding of Papierverarbeitungswerk Görlitz by Hermann Reche, manufacturing of bags

1959 – Incorporation as Papierverarbeitung Hermann Reche KG

1961 – Production of vacuum cleaner bags starts

1972 – Reorganisation to become VEB Papierverarbeitung Görlitz

1985 – Mechanical production of vacuum cleaner bags

1990 – Reorganisation to become Papierverarbeitung Görlitz GmbH

1993 – Acquisition of shares by Curtis 1000 Europe AG, Neuwied

2002 – Acquisition of a 40% holding in K&M in Poznan

2004 – Introduction of ultrasound technology for the production of vacuum cleaner bags from non-woven fabrics

2006 – Acquisition of 75.1% of the shares by Heinz Gerke

2008 – Introduction of technology for producing bags for industrial use