The Koehler Paper Group, a leading global manufacturer of high-quality specialty paper, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Beaver Paper & Graphic Media, Inc. the leading U.S. manufacturer of sublimation media for the dye sublimation and digital printing industries. In 2016, the Koehler Paper Group acquired a minority stake in Beaver Paper and at the same time concluded a shareholders' agreement, which has now led to the final acquisition.
Since its founding 40 years ago, Beaver Paper has grown into a global company that is highly regarded for its innovative, high-quality sublimation media. The company's products are available in over 51 countries worldwide and are distributed by distributors and direct sales representatives through headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia and sales offices in Los Angeles, California, Willstätt, Germany, and Zaandam, The Netherlands.
The Koehler Paper Group, a family-owned company founded in 1807 and headquartered in Oberkirch, Germany, supports the continued growth and expansion of Beaver Paper with more than 213 years of experience in paper and energy and its global reach.
A seamless transition
As a member of the Koehler Paper Group, Beaver Paper will retain its headquarters in the Atlanta, Georgia area and will remain as innovative as before under the new leadership.
Beaver Paper continues its commitment to providing first-class service and quality products to business partners and customers. To facilitate seamless integration and ensure continued growth for both companies, Beaver Paper's original owners will support the new management team during this exciting transition.
Koehler Paper Group is pleased to announce that Tobias Sternbeck has been appointed CEO of Beaver Paper and that Donald P. Burke has been appointed Chief Financial Officer, who will lead Beaver Paper's finance and accounting team.
This new chapter for Beaver Paper will provide many opportunities to expand the business platform, tap into new markets and do what the company does best - innovate and improve the dye sublimation industry for the future.
"This acquisition provides an excellent opportunity to combine the expertise of two of the world's leading companies in the paper industry," says Kai Furler, CEO of Koehler Paper Group. "With our combined expertise and industry reach, we can help strengthen Beaver Paper's efforts to develop consistent, high-quality products and offer an outstanding portfolio of sublimation media."
Positioning for the future: stronger together
Despite general challenges in the industry or in other areas, the acquisition will result in the Koehler Paper Group and Beaver Paper working together with the promise of new growth, cooperation and profitability. All parties involved in the takeover are very optimistic and expect an even stronger and more successful future.