CPH in the media

CPH Group achieves its turnaround

Neue Zürcher Zeitung – After several lean years, the Paper Division strategy starts to reap rewards.

A tough battle for survival has been raging among paper manufacturers for some years now. Price has been the prime weapon here, with only the lowest-cost suppliers likely to survive. 

In this testing market environment, CPH Chemie + Papier Holding opted to pursue a forward strategy. Eight years ago the Lucerne-based industrial group invested some CHF 470 million in a state-of-the-art paper machine to achieve cost leadership in the sector. The 200-year-old family concern then had to wait until more and more competitors dropped out of the market and the prices of newsprint and magazine paper returned to more stable levels. 

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