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History

We believe that there is no future without a past. Our firm's history stretches back over 130 years – but we must nevertheless continually prove ourselves on the market with our products and services if we are to see our path to the future unrolling before us.
  • 2015

    Third factory in Poland, Nowa Sól - In October 2015, Model acquired a 84,715 m2 industrial site in western Poland, including a production and storage facility with an area of around 20,500 m2. Model is already active in the Polish market with corrugated board plants in both Biłgoraj and Czosnów.

  • 2015

    Global Packaging Alliance Arkay & Model - Combining over two centuries of talent, expertise and innovation, we are excited to announce our collaborative Global Alliance with Arkay Packaging.

  • 2015

    Model Holding AG is merging its operating group companies in Switzerland with Weinfelden-based Model AG with effect from 1 January 2015. Support processes for all plants will be centralised as a result. All Swiss production sites, in Au (SG), Moudon, Niedergösgen and Weinfelden, will continue in operation, as will the three Model Pack Shops.

     

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  • 2011

    The Swiss site at Niedergösgen is expanded to include the industrial Copack Plus Service.

  • 2010

    Model Kramp GmbH moves into its new building on Otto-Hahn-Strasse, Hanau, DE.

    Model Kramp, Hanau, DE
  • 2009

    Acquisition of the newly founded Aarepapier AG, Niedergösgen, CH, formerly Mondi Niedergösgen AG. Takeover of the Regionale Entsorgungsanlage Niedergösgen AG.

  • 2008

    Construction of the corrugated board factory in Czosnow, PL.

  • 2007

    Model celebrates its 125th anniversary. Acquisition of Czech co-packer KPM CARE s.r.o., Nymburk.

  • 2003

    Acquisition of folding box producer Cofinec Bohemia a.s., now Model Obaly, Hostinné, CZ.

  • 2002

    Acquisition of Polish corrugated cardboard producer Tek-Pak in Czosnow, PL, renamed Model Tek-Pak.

  • 2001

    Acquisition of corrugated cardboard plant Lovincic d.d., Zagreb – now Model Pakiranja d.d., HR.

  • 2000

    Takeover of Kramp & Comp. GmbH – now Model Kramp GmbH Hanau, D.

  • 1999

    Acquisition of 70% of MB Karton, Spol.s.r.o., Moravské Budějovice, CZ.

  • 1998

    Opening of new corrugated board factory, Model Opakowania Sp. z o.o., Bilgoraj, PL.

  • 1996

    Opening of new Czech corrugated board factory, Model Obaly, in Nymburk near Prague.

  • 1995

    Daniel Model assumes overall operational management of the Group.

    Daniel Model, operative Gesamtleitung
  • 1992

    Takeover of what is now Model Obaly, Opava, CZ.

  • 1985

    Takeover of Schelling Emballages SA – now Model Emballages SA, Moudon, CH.

  • 1982

    Acquisition of Dischler-Packungen AG – now Model PrimePac AG in Au (St Gallen), CH

  • 1974

    Otto Model becomes President of the Board of Directors and his younger brother Peter L. Model becomes Chairman of the Executive Board.

  • 1963

    Extension of the corrugated packaging factory through the commissioning of a new corrugated board machine.

  • 1961

    Commissioning of a second cardboard machine.

  • 1953

    Commencement of the production of corrugated boards and processing them into packaging.

  • 1940

    Following Otto Model's death, Els Model takes charge of the company under the name of Otto Model & Co, leaving a huge impression on the business over the following 40 years.

  • 1939

    Commissioning of the first cylinder mould carton machine, marking the transition from a workshop operation to an industrial firm.

  • 1931

    Firm relocates to Weinfelden, CH.

  • 1929

    Otto Model takes over the company following the founder's death.

  • 1882

    Louis Model founds a small hand pulping factory in Ermatingen, CH.

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