As Ewald Kohlschein was writing the opening balance of the sole proprietorship “Ewald Kohlschein – EKA-Plattenfabrik” he surely could not have known how the company would develop over the coming decades.

In 1933 Ewald Kohlschein started making glued boards, which he called Eka Holzpappe – which even today, in an improved form is suitable for today's needs, still forms part of our product palette.

In 1950, the sole proprietorship was changed to a KG (limited partnership). Ewald Kohlschein became a general partner and his daughter Walburg Kohlschein and Gisela Höflich became limited partners. In 1957, Ewald Kohlschein's son-in-law Theodor Höflich was taken on as a general partner.

Following Ewald Kohlschein's death, Theodor Höflich took over the management of the firm in 1958. Along with producing Eka-Holzpappe und KROMA® silkscreen printing, business activities extended to trading in various card and sheet materials over the following years, such as KAPA® lightweight foam boards. Furthermore, customer processing services such as laminating, stamping, cutting etc. were offered.

In 1980 the KG became a GmbH & Co. KG (limited partnership) to enable a change of leadership. To this purpose the partners set up a GmbH (company with limited liability) and then entered KOHLSCHEIN GmbH & Co. KG as general partners. Theodor Höflich became managing director of the GmbH and in 1984 Michael Höflich was taken on as another managing director of the GmbH. And so the Höflich family led the company into its third generation.

Our extensive experience in producing and processing cardboard and board material led to us entering the display market in 1984. Our expertise in design, development and processing of customised merchandising presentation materials, helped our customers' brands and products to be efficiently and effectively supported.

Today, KOHLSCHEIN GmbH & Co. KG is an owner-managed medium-sized business with over 75 years success in paper and board processing. We employ roughly 160 qualified and hard-working staff in our two plants.

Innovative, efficient and flexible, we cater for the needs of our customers from the print industry, paper and board business, the advertising technology sector, design and advertising agencies, retailers and the brand-name industry.

KOHLSCHEIN GmbH & Co. KG has three main business areas:

- Production & trade in materials for print, display and advertising
- Processing services
- Development and production of high-quality advertising media and displays for the POS.

We are proud and thankful that we could celebrate our 85th anniversary on 1 June 2017. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers and suppliers for their loyalty and cooperation.