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OVERVIEW_KREMPEL-GROUP

The Vaihingen/Enz plant today The Vaihingen/Enz plant in the early Twenties of the last century Continuous production of presspaper Electronic materials Special laminates and films Thermal insulations The company's founder, August Krempel, would indeed be pleasantly surprised to see how his company has developed: founded 1871 in Stuttgart as a regional paper trading company, it is now a diversified business operating worldwide with spe- ciality products. The foundation for manufacturing electrical insulations was laid in 1911 with the acquisition of a paper mill in Vaihingen/Enz. The pressboard produced here was soon in high demand as an insulation material for electrical engineering applications. At the beginning of the 60's, a new plant was opened in Kuppenheim for manufacturing pressboard, multi-layer insula- tions and special laminates, and the plant in Vaihingen was con- verted to the production of fibre composites during the late 60's. Two production facilities in Saxony were added in 1991: Thal- heim today houses one of the world's largest papermaking machines for the continuous production of presspaper, and the Zwönitz facility manufactures pressboard on special carton machines for highest electrical requirements. Production has been extended to include structural components. By the acquisition in 2000 of two UK companies with a long tradition, ANGLO-American Vulcanized Fibre - and Jones Stroud Insulations, the KREMPEL-GROUP was ideally able to expand their market position as a global system supplier of electrical insulations and composites. To meet global challenges, separate companies for the produc- tion of electrical insulations as well as for solar laminates were opened in China in 2006 and 2011. Between 2009 and 2011 a completely new factory for the production of solar materials was erected in Kuppenheim to en- sure reliable supplies for this booming market. 3

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