Foundation 1881 in Wuppertal
On June 19, 1881, Gustav-Heinrich Sachsenröder signed a service agreement with the master parchment maker Theodor Biesenkamp to found a parchment factory with him. The factory started operations on February 1, 1882 in what is now Wuppertal.
Innovative products from Wuppertal
Production began with parchment paper for packaging and decorations. But Gustav-Heinrich Sachsenröder quickly recognized the advantages of hydrate cellulose and was soon producing multilayered parchment. This innovative strength inspired his son Gustav Sachsenröder, who became a pioneer: He was the first to succeed in producing continuous vulcanized fiber.
Closely connected with Wuppertal
The third generation, Gustav-Adolf Sachsenröder and Günter Sachsenröder, continued the development of new materials: They expanded the vulcanized fiber product range of the SAVUTEC® brand and further extended the production of GESADUR®. Since 1996, Dirk Sachsenröder has been the fourth generation to run the family business. Like his ancestors, he also feels closely connected to "his" city of Wuppertal. With great personal commitment, Dirk Sachsenröder promotes and supports the city and the business location along the river Wupper.
Entrepreneurial and social commitment
In influential functions, Dirk Sachsenröder promotes the development and networking of the business location along the Wupper. In the Federation of Business Associations (VBU), he leads the Employers' Association of the Chemical Industry in the Bergisches Land region as Chairman of the Board. He is a shareholder in the Wuppertal Technology Center (W-tec) and a member of the Industry and Environment Committee of the Wuppertal, Solingen, Remscheid Chamber of Industry and Commerce. In addition, Dirk Sachsenröder is also involved in social tasks in the Rotary Club Wuppertal-Süd.