70 years of We-Ha-Papier in Berlin
Founded in Berlin-Kreuzberg by Erwin Wittkamm and Heinz Herrmann.
Registration in the commercial register: We-Ha-Papier Wittkamm & Herrmann, business location: Berlin SW 68, Charlottenstraße 96, Westsektor.
The registered activity in the trade license card: wholesale of colored paper and graphic articles of need.
We-Ha-Papier becomes GmbH under the management of Erwin Wittkamm and Winfried Schmidt.
Erwin Wittkamm succumbed to a serious illness. In the first years after the founding of the company, he laid the decisive building blocks. As the single managing director, Winfried Schmidt praises the Erwin Wittkamm memorandum award, which is intended to give the three best bookbinder apprentices of one year a fresh incentive.
The Berlin Wall falls. Germany is on its way to reunification. The insularity of the city has now come to an end. Fortunately, the customer contacts already existing at the time of the Wall in the East can now be continued as normal. The company's reputation is also growing in the old federal states.
The speculation with commercial rent forces the relocation of the company to the to Güterfelde, a small village near by Berlin. The new location allows modern storage with motorway connections in the Berlin-Potsdam area. The administration remains in Berlin.
Solveig Schmidt-Onken, daughter of Winfried Schmidt, joined the company. She is an experienced handcraft bookbinder and chemistry engineer and brings in experience from activities in an industrial binderie as well as abroad.
Winfried Schmidt withdrew from the daily business of the company, Solveig Schmidt-Onken becomes managing director.
The company returns to Berlin. We-Ha-Papier is located in the town district of Tempelhof in a small commercial area, close to the motorway, convenient for traffic and well-conditioned for the storage of paper and adhesives. The move will bring about a modernization.
"Reunification" of We-Ha-Papier. After the positive development at the new location, the administration is moving to the same address.
We-Ha-Papier is 65 years old! Up today, We-Ha-Papier remains connected to the trade of graphic procucts. The customers include industrial and handicraft bookbinding companies, printing processors and increasingly companies from the creative industry. Long-term connections also exist with institutions such as archives, conservators, libraries and schools.
Relaunch of the website and publishing of a new catalog.
We-Ha-Papier is 70 years old!