history

The paper industry in Renkum dates from 1598 when the first paper mill "De Bock" was built in Renkum. Since then Renkum has been the center of the Dutch paper industry. The current site was constructed in 1912.
 
1598

First paper mill "The Bock" in Renkum, Netherlands

1720

Startup of the paper mill "Harten" in Renkum

1907

Van Gelder & Zonen takes over "Harten"

1912

Van Gelder & Zonen builds paper mill "Renkum 2" on the banks of the Rhine. The mill is equipped with two paper machines, newspaper being the main product.

1979

The two old paper machines of "Renkum 2" are replaced by one new paper machine (PM2)

1981

Bankruptcy of Van Gelder. "Renkum 2" continues under the name Parenco B.V.

1983

Haindl Paper GmbH takes over Parenco

1987

Parenco builds a second paper machine (PM1)

1989

PM2 is modernized

1998

PM1 is modernized

2001

Norske Skogindustrier ASA takes over Parenco

2009

Parenco restructures the PM 2, all TMP-lines and DIP-line are idled

2010

Successful replacement of newsprint by SCB-paper

2012

H2 Equity Partners takes over Parenco

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