History


1883 1st generation
August Gottfried Albert Löseke founds a paper processing plant for flexible packaging in Hildesheim.
1924 2nd generation

Gustav Arwed Löseke establishes the company "Arwed Löseke" by taking over the "Hildesheimer Papiermanufaktur Großkopf & Co. oHG" domiciled in "Langer Garten".
1939 3rd generation
Hans Löseke takes charge of the management starting to modernize the plant on a small scale. During the war his wife, Mrs. Ursula Löseke, manages the business.
1967 4. Generation
Mr.  Arwed Löseke, graduate in business management, joins the company. He founds the "Arwed Löseke Papierverarbeitung und Druckerei GmbH" becoming shareholder and managing director of the limited company.
Beginning of 70s Extension of product range with production of dust filtration bags and dust filtration systems for vacuum cleaners.
1977
Move of the headquarter from "Langer Garten" to the industrial area Hildesheim-Bavenstedt due to the rapid expansion of business. Nowadays the old production facilities in "Langer Garten" are a centre for cultural events and a meeting point of the young generation called "KulturFabrik Löseke".
1983 Substantial investments in the construction of new production halls as well as in extension and modernisation of machinery.
1988 Löseke France S.A.R.L., a distribution company is founded in Paris.
1989
1994 Purchase of  a 9-colours gravure printing press with inline lamination (Schiavi).
1997 Certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001
2004 5th generation
Mrs. Ariane Löseke, graduate in business management who joined the company in 1995, is appointed CEO.

Löseke España, S.L.U.
, a distribution company is founded in Cèlra (Girona).

Löseke Shanghai Paper Co., Ltd.
, a second production site is established in Shanghai.
2006 Establishment of the "Arwed Löseke University Foundation Hildesheim"
2007 Acquisition of a 10-colours gravure printing press (Windmöller & Hölscher 'Heliostar').
2008 Implementation of a hygiene management system in accordance with HACCP concept
2011 Certification according to AEO-F (= authorized economic operator – customs simplification/security)
2012 Acquisition of a 10-colours flexographic printing press (F&K)
2013 Certification according to FSC®
(License Number FSC® C 115897)
  Certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2008
  Retirement of Dr. h.c. Arwed Löseke as Managing Director of Arwed Löseke Holding GmbH