CPH in the media
A part of Swiss industrial history
LZ: The paper mill in Perlen is celebrating its 150th anniversary. Yet the end of what is now Switzerland's last paper mill was once almost sealed.
CPH on the path of continuous change
FuW: Always something new - that is the recipe for success of Chemie + Papier Holding, which is over two hundred years old.
CPH is back in black
Luzerner Zeitung: The industrial group from Perlen achieved record results last year. In the paper sector, CPH is increasingly becoming the top dog.
Wood instead of chemicals
Luzerner Zeitung: Until 2002, the Lucerne-based CPH Group produced sulfuric acid in the canton of Aargau. A sustainable wood industry operation is now to be built on the former company site in Full-Reuenthal.
Where does the waste go?
Annabelle: 700 kilograms. This much waste is produced in Switzerland per year and per capita. What happens to it? Where do all the cans, the paper, the broken glass end up? A somewhat different travel report.
CPH raises forecasts
FuW: The industrial group expects sales of well over 700 million Swiss francs for the current fiscal year and is therefore raising its forecast.
CPH significantly increases sales and profit as previously announced
awp Finanznachrichten: Thanks to a good order situation and higher selling prices, CPH Chemie + Papier significantly improved sales and profits in the first half of the year. The Group is accordingly optimistic for the full year 2022.
Long live paper
Neue Zürcher Zeitung: A good order situation and higher sales prices are highly favorable for CPH Chemie + Papier Holding. After a good first half-year, the industrial group raises its profit forecast for 2022.
The CPH Group benefits from the rising paper price
Finanz und Wirtschaft: For the first time since 2019, the Paper Division is earning more money.
"Media talk": the high price of paper and its consequences
Radio SRF 4: Paper prices are rising in Switzerland. And massively so. This also has an impact on the media industry. Newspapers and magazines are becoming more expensive to produce.
CPH suffers loss due to raw material prices and write-offs
Finanz und Wirtschaft: In the fiscal year 2021, CPH Chemie + Papier Holding (CPH) posted significantly higher sales following the Covid-related slump and almost returned to its pre-crisis level. However, the Group had to contend with higher raw material costs. Nevertheless, management is confident for 2022.
First investor wants to build a gas-fired power plant
SonntagsZeitung: The CEO of the CPH Group in Perlen, Lucerne, is "very interested" in building one of the planned new large gas-fired power plants on his site. Other sites are also interested.
Transportation by train makes newsprint more environmentally friendly
SBB Cargo: Perlen in the canton of Lucerne is home to what is now Switzerland's only paper mill. A visit to the site provides an insight into the paper cycle, in which the freight railroad also plays an important role.
Newsprint is scarce and getting more expensive
Neue Zürcher Zeitung: Due to supply bottlenecks, newspapers in Switzerland are temporarily thinner.
CPH: No all-clear for raw material prices
Finanz und Wirtschaft: The industrial group is feeling cost pressure in the Paper and Packaging divisions. Waste paper in particular remains expensive.
Switzerland is running out of waste paper
Blick: The online shopping boom during the pandemic is causing problems for Swiss waste paper recyclers. International competition is leading to a shortage of raw materials and skyrocketing prices.
Waste paper is suddenly sought after and expensive
Finanz und Wirtschaft: Significantly higher costs for recovered paper cause CPH to increase prices. The capacity surplus for newsprint is expected to decrease as of 2022.
CPH wants to rely more on chemistry than paper
Neue Zürcher Zeitung: Due to cut-throat competition in the paper business, CPH intends to focus more on the chemicals and packaging sectors.
Start of Covid mass testing
Swiss National Television SRF: 22 cantons have submitted their concepts for Covid mass testings. Lucerne is one of them. The CPH Group companies at the Perlen site participate in a pilot project.
CPH needs to expand Chemistry and Packaging Divisions
Finanz und Wirtschaft: The business with newsprint continues to erode. As a consequence, CPH's Paper Division is expected to see increasing losses. Thanks to efficient manufacturing facilites, CPH remains competitive.
Perlen Papier wins Lucerne IV Award
Luzerner Zeitung: The IV Awards, presented in Lucerne for the eighth time, go to Perlen Papier and BRC.
"PVC has a positive future"
Pack Aktuell – Together with Vinyl Plus, Perlen Packaging is committed to more sustainability in the PVC industry. In view of this, the two organizations have organized a webinar on the topic.
Les cinq vies du papier journal
Le Temps – Every year, the Swiss population disposes of a million tons waste paper. More than half of which finds a new life in Perlen Papier's factory.
CPH enters the Selection of Swiss Quality Companies
The Market - The Market searches for cheap quality stocks on a monthly basis. CPH Chemie + Papier is one of the new entries.
Pressure on the Paper Division of CPH
Finanz und Wirtschaft - Packaging activities increased significantly in the first half of 2020.
"Opportunities for buyers have rather increased"
The corona crisis has dampened the prospects on the M&A market. Peter Schildknecht, CEO of the CPH Group, sees rather increased opportunities for buyers with the current high level of uncertainties in the market, as he explains in an interview with Oaklins M&A Outlook Switzerland.
"We want to expand further in Latin America"
Moneycab - Peter Schildknecht, CEO of the CPH Group talks about the effects of the corona pandemic on the three divisions.
The CPH Group pays less for the lake bed clean-up
Radio SRF 1 – CPH Chemie + Papier Holding has to provide less money for the clean-up of the lake bed at the former production site on Lake Zurich.
"In the end only the fittest remain"
Luzerner Zeitung - Lucerne-based Chemie + Papier Holding is able to cope with the increasing pressure in the paper market, explains CEO Peter Schildknecht.
The price for waste paper collapses
Berner Zeitung - The price of waste paper stands on a multi-year low. If the price continues to fall, the disposal of paper is subject to charges - same as with cardboard.
Collegial teamwork, good working atmosphere
Luzerner Zeitung - In the special "Top-Arbeitgeber der Zentralschweiz", the CPH Group is presented at the location in Perlen as an exciting employer and as an innovative production company.
Investora 19: CPH wants to reduce dependence on the paper market
awp Finanznachrichten - The Chemie + Papier Holding (CPH) is determined to reduce its dependence on the paper business.
Where CPH will grow in the future
Finanz und Wirtschaft - CPH's paper business has been stagnating for a long time. This makes the other two divisions all the more important. The company has a lot to offer here.
Relocation of Zeochem AG
Rütner – CPH-Chemie + Papier Holding AG has been producing deuterated products for 45 years. In 2018, the product segment of Zeochem AG moved to a new location in Rüti, Zurich.
The CPH Group continues to grow
Luzerner Zeitung – The CPH Group increased sales and profit in the first-half period of 2019 and now holds the requisite product licenses for China.
Paper recycling: from old to new
TV Tele 1 - Each person in Switzerland consumes more than 100 kg of paper every year. The TV programme "Unterwegs" reports on paper consumption and what happens to the waste paper.
CPH with first good result in years
Finanz & Wirtschaft - Higher paper prices contribute to set records.
Photoportrait of the newspaper production in Perlen
FuW - CPH's Paper Division operates the newest and most productive newsprint machine in Europe. A photo portrait.
A paper band around the world every two weeks
Wochenzeitung – The Perlen paper factory is home to Heidi, the last paper machine in Switzerland that is still producing newsprint. Heidi makes the paper that the Wochenzeitung (WOZ) is printed on. We went to visit.
"We’ve seen a strong increase in domestic Chinese sales"
Moneycab.com – An interview with Peter Schildknecht, CEO of CPH Chemie + Papier Holding.
CPH, Switzerland’s last newsprint manufacturer, is this year’s best-performing share
Le Temps – Shares in the Perlen (Lucerne)-based CPH Group have seen their value rise over 50% this year, thanks to strong paper prices and following expansions throughout the group’s business segments.
From paper to medicinal devices
Luzerner Zeitung – Nowhere is CPH Chemie + Papier Holding AG seeing more rapid growth than in its Packaging Division. The company is now entering new territory in the medicinal technology sector, too.
CPH Group achieves its turnaround
Neue Zürcher Zeitung – After several lean years, the Paper Division strategy starts to reap rewards.
Perlen Packaging revolutionizes dry powder inhalation
Pack Aktuell – In a genuine innovation within the dry powder inhalation segment, Perlen Packaging has unveiled the Perlamed Blistair, the world’s first thermoformed single-dose inhaler. The device consists of two thermoformed films that securely seal the active substance inside.
"The Chemical" and its village
Neue Zürcher Zeitung/Tages-Anzeiger/Zürichsee-Zeitung – Several articles in the regional media and beyond have marked the final departure of the CPH Group from its original Uetikon site after 200 years of industrial activity.
Change ahead for Switzerland’s energy sector
SRF 1 (TV) – Amid claims that the electricity market no longer works, resulting in excessively low electricity prices, Swiss TV’s Schweiz Aktuell daily current affairs programme in the week of 30 April to 4 May looks at various issues within the Swiss energy sector: why low electricity prices put certain supplies at risk, how hydro power is being dramatically affected by climate change, how Switzerland plans to replace its nuclear energy sources and how much “embodied energy” is hidden in various features of our lives
Paper shortages put publishers under pressure
Finanz und Wirtschaft – While fewer and fewer print products are being consumed, newsprint is currently in short supply, with no relief in sight.
Newsprint now in short supply
Neue Zürcher Zeitung – Up until only recently, sizeable overcapacities were a predominant feature of the newsprint manufacturing sector. But a wave of consolidations has transformed the industry landscape. Newsprint is becoming a rare commodity, and its prices are rising again.
Diversification helps deliver black-ink results
SRF Börse (TV) – The CPH Group is back in the black, thanks to its Chemistry and Packaging Divisions. And while the Paper Division is still posting an operating loss, Group CEO Peter Schildknecht is confident that this segment, too, will recover in 2018.
Only one paper factory left in Switzerland
SRF 1 (radio) – The Cham Paper Group is abandoning its paper manufacturing to focus solely on real estate. This makes the paper factory in Perlen (Lucerne) the only remaining paper production plant in Switzerland. What actions has it been taking to secure its survival in this fiercely contested market?
Perlen: the tussles of Switzerland’s last paper-maker
Le Temps – The shares of the CPH Group have risen 60% in value over the past year. CPH is a family concern, too, that started out in the chemicals sector 200 years ago, has since added the production of newsprint and magazine paper and now also manufactures packaging films. Switzerland’s last paper producer aims to be a cost leader. A pearl based in Perlen?
«Recovered paper is our key raw material»
Ecopaper – By acquiring the recovered paper volumes of Utzenstorf AG, Perlen Papier AG is stabilizing its raw materials supply channels and increasing the proportion of its recovered paper that it obtains from domestic sources. The move will not, however, raise its total paper production volumes, says CEO Klemens Gottstein.
Perlen Papier will be Switzerland’s sole paper producer from 2018
L'Agefi – The CPH Group is striving for cost leadership in the newsprint and high-end magazine paper segments. The Group is also growing its Chemistry and Packaging Divisions through greater differentiation.
An eldorado for the technically inclined
Luzerner Zeitung – The CPH Group is well positioned with its paper, packaging and chemicals production businesses. It’s one of the winners in the market consolidation, too. It has just one problem: finding enough personnel for its Perlen paper factory.
Perlen Papier: new acquisition opens door to raw materials
Luzerner Zeitung – In acquiring paper manufacturer Utzenstorf, the Perlen paper factory has given itself access to cheaper raw materials. It’s good news for the Paper Division of the CPH Group in its battle with tough and predatory international competition.
Perlen rolls up the paper market
NZZ am Sonntag – Switzerland’s last newsprint factory is a major player in Europe’s paper manufacturing sector. And it’s all thanks to the company’s courageous shareholder family and state-of-the-art technology.
The new player on the Joweid site
Zürcher Oberländer – The Lucerne-based CPH industrial group is planning to establish a new HQ for its Chemistry Division on the Joweid site in Rüti. The new location is ideal in logistics terms, says the division’s CEO.
CEO Magazine – Perlen’s new film-coating facilities in the emerging markets make it the whole package for pharmaceutical customers.
The size of 30 soccer pitches: commercial and industrial zone being readied for business use
Aargauer Zeitung – Chemie Uetikon has ambitious plans for Fullerfeld. And the local municipality is hoping that the provision of utilities for the commercial and industrial zone will prompt some welcome growth. The first sod was cut on Tuesday.
The CPH Group is creating new jobs abroad
Luzerner Zeitung – Over two years since it rapidly gained in value after the Swiss National Bank abolished its minimum euro exchange rate, the strong Swiss franc continues to burden the Perlen-based CPH Group. As a result, the Group’s new jobs are no longer being created in Switzerland, but are emerging abroad.
CPH growing beyond its paper segment
Finanz und Wirtschaft – Chemistry and Packaging Divisions gaining in stature.