In 1949 Essmann + Schaefer was founded by Wilhelm Essmann Sr. and Paul Schaefer Sr. and the success story of the family company began:


Essmann + Schaefer took over, as the first production facility in Germany, the professional manufacturing of cutting and creasing rules. Thanks to higher quality standards, constant technical innovation and consequent marketability, the company was able to serve the consistently growing demands from printers and the packaging industry and could steadily strengthen their market position.

Today, the traditional company is managed by the 4th generation, namely Daniel Kämmerling-Essmann and Horst Peter Kämmerling-Essmann.

Wilhelm Essmann
Paul Schaefer