CPH in the media
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.