Our Alfeld Mill is located to the south of Hanover (Germany) in the Leinetal region and its origins date back to 1706. The Mill includes over 384,000 m² and approximately 750 employees.
Our product range is reinforced by consistent high-quality thanks to our holistic knowledge of paper production and the constant development of individual recipes. Our five papermaking machines with widths from 3.3 to 4.8 meters, very efficiently produce coated and uncoated speciality papers and SBB carton boards. The grammage ranges from 17 g/m² to 500 g/m².
In addition to the optimisation of our processes and systems, in particular, measures to reduce the environmental impact and to increase energy efficiency are the focus of our corporate policy. Ideas of our employees and their commitment make a significant contribution to the continuous improvement in the production process, product quality and environmental impact and the saving of resources.
Please read about the history of Sappi Alfeld GmbH.
Alfeld Mill produces speciality paper products on five paper machines. The products are coated and uncoated, have a weight of 17 g/m² up to 400 g/m² and show a variety of finishes. The mill has a capacity of 275,000 tons per annum of packaging and speciality papers. With an integrated pulp plant, using locally harvested wood, it produces 120,000 tons per annum of totally chlorine-free (TCF) bleached chemical pulp for its own use.
The PM1 produces SBS board. The products get one- or both-side coated on an off-line coater.
The PM2, PM3, PM4 and PM5 produce one-side coated speciality papers, this production is supported by a huge MG or Yankee cylinder (one-side glazed). Our PM2, PM3 and PM4 further feature an in-line coater to fulfil the special demands of paper surfaces in the speciality paper business.
Five papermaking machines, one off-line coater and numerous reel and sheet cutters form part of the extensive production installations and ensure the mill's manufacturing flexibility which allows it to match customers' needs.
Extensive local warehousing allows rapid delivery to paper merchants. In Germany, a 24-hour service is operated. The excellence of product and service, sophisticated logistics and a responsible attitude towards the environment all form part of the mill’s tradition.
Our goal is to introduce at least two paper packaging innovations per year, which is significant in the paper business. With over 30 years of experience and research into papermaking and coatings, our engineers and application specialists are global experts in their field. They work together with our customers and many strategic partners worldwide to utilise the best technologies and knowledge to develop solutions delivering optimum speciality papers and coatings to an ever-changing and growing market. We are working with experts and partners to achieve our goals.
We recognise that sustainable environmental management is fundamental to our future. Long-term quality enhancement and sustainable environmental management go hand-in-hand at Alfeld Mill. It is our policy to generate economic returns necessary to maintain a sustainable business in such a way that we continue to minimise our impact on the environment, encourage the development of our people and contribute to the communities in which we operate.
Manufacturing sophistication is the objective and quality and environmental certification has been gained. Sappi customers have come to expect the best from this mill, which offers a product quality that is reliable and consistent. All of this derives from the experience of the highly-qualified workforce and the constant emphasis on training and development. Specialised seminars optimise the integration of the mill’s activities; while courses for personnel help develop technical, business and safety aspects of its operations.
Alfeld Mill is a pioneer in environmental management. Water is carefully used and treated, pulp chemicals are recovered, on-site energy comes from the combined heat and power plant and pulp processing is total chlorine-free (TCF).
Alfeld Mill is ISO 9001-, ISO 14001-, ISO 50001-, ISO 22000-, OHSAS 18001- and EMAS-certified.
Sappi Europe was the first paper company in the world to achieve multi-site, cross-border group Chain of Custody certification. All Sappi Europe mills and its sales organisations hold Chain-of-Custody certificates for both Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC™) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) schemes; these certifications provide proof from third-party certification bodies that the wood and fibre we use come from sustainable and controlled sources.
We are proud of our 310-year history here in Alfeld, we take even more pride in driving the future of our industry by developing new businesses.
The business environment in which we operate is continuously developing and this places high demands on our employees. Versatility and flexible attitudes are needed in today's fulfilling world of speciality paper business.
Through training programs we give you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and personal skills. Be a reliable, innovative and confident partner to Sappi’s customers. Discover the values that motivate and guide our employees in their daily work. Learn more and become part of the Sappi Europe Team.
The town of Alfeld is beautifully situated in the valley of the river Leine. With 23,000 inhabitants, Alfeld has maintained a charming small-town atmosphere while at the same time offering many leisure activities and a wealth of shopping opportunities. It is an ideal retreat for those who want to combine a career in an international technology company with a high quality private and family life.
In addition, and thanks to excellent transport connections to the cities of Hanover, Göttingen and Hildesheim, Alfeld’s inhabitants have easy access to university education and metropolitan culture.
Sappi is a very important part of Alfeld. As the largest employer, many generations of Alfeld's population always have been and still are a part of Sappi.