Bellmer Since 1842

Our company history started in the year 1842 after Carl Bellmer purchased a paper mill in Niefern. Today, already for more than 175 years our customers benefit from Bellmer’s long-lasting experience in the field of pulp and paper production.

2017

Bellmer Vaahto delivers the 150th BellmerVaahtoJetter headbox.

2015

Bellmer takes over GapCon and completes its portfolio with calenders and slitter winders.

2013

Bellmer acquires Vaahto, Finland and thereby opens the Scandinavian market.

2012

Bellmer is building a state-of-the-art production hall at the headquarters. Now paper machines up to 8m working width can be supplied.

2010

Bellmer founds Bellmer Iberica, Spain, and thanks to Spanish specialists customers in South America can be served better.

2009

Solis becomes part of the Bellmer Group and serves the customers in the Benelux Area for the Separation Technology division.

2008

Bellmer Kufferath complements the Separation Technology with screw presses and disk thickeners.

2007

With Lang-Hafner, energy-saving solutions can now be offered at the PM.

2003

Bellmer founds the first foreign subsidiary in Shanghai, China.

2001

Installation of the first shoe press.

1998

Take over of the company Reinhard – specialist for banknote paper machines.

1995

Purchase of the company Bruderhaus and thus strengthening the special paper machine construction.

1994

With the brothers Philipp, Martin and Erich, the 6th generation is now active in the company.

1991

Entry into the automation technology at the paper machine with the TurboReeler.

1982

The WinklePress is now also used for fruit juicing and is revolutionizing this market.

1974

Major contract in Turkey: 8 paper machines are being rebuilt.

1972

The cornerstone for the 2nd division Separation Technology is laid with the WinklePress for sludge dewatering.

1957/59

With the great-granddaughter of Carl Bellmer, Ursula, enters the 5th generation. She married Ulrich Kollmar in 1959. Together they run the company for several decades.

1950

The first new paper machine after the Second World War was sold.

1945

After the Second World War, the re-entry of paper machine repairs and the opening of a new market with fiberboard machines succeeded.

1928

The twin-wire press for pulp dewatering – precursors of the WinklePress – is developed.

1918

After the First World War, other industries are being developed, such as volcanic fibre or real dispersants.

1912

Building up a complete paper mill in St. Petersburg.

1890

Bellmer starts exporting.

1880

The Bellmer screw propeller is used in continuous pulp production.

1862

In the first 20 years, 12 paper machines have already been produced.

1842

Bellmer was founded by Carl Bellmer; Beginning of production of parts for paper mills.

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