UPM Augsburg

UPM Augsburg is located in Germany, some 65 kilometres away from Munich. The mill was founded in 1849 and has 277 employees. The Augsburg site is also home to the head office of UPM Communication Papers and its functions.


Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany




360,000 tonnes per year

Paper products

Coated magazine papers (LWC)

UPM Cote, UPM Ultra, UPM Matt



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Mill technology & Sustainability

kg/t paper process waste to landfill
Certified fibres used for papermaking
reduction in specific total energy use from 2010


Climate Pact Augsburg – We are part of it.

With the joint project “Augsburg Business Climate Pact”, Augsburg's business community and the city of Augsburg are facing up to their responsibility for climate protection – locally, sustainably, and competitively.

UPM Augsburg was one of the first industrial companies to join the climate pact and wants to contribute to achieving the city's climate targets and mitigating climate change through clear measures and objectives. To this end, we are continuously working on sustainable solutions and on reducing our CO2 emissions.



The water for the production process is drawn from deep wells on the mill premises. Virtually continuous water recycling within our systems reduces water use. Part of the process water evaporates as the paper web dries. We recover and reutilise as much as possible of the thermal energy contained in the exhaust air. The remainder is discharged into the air as water vapour. Cooling water is taken from the Proviant, Schaeffler and Stadtbach canals.

The process water is recycled several times before it is discharged as effluent to the municipal treatment for purification



Fibres – Reducing fibre losses in recovered paper processing

Several measures have significantly increased the yield of recovered paper processing, corresponding to a reduction of fibre residues by approx. 2500 t per year. The most significant measures in this respect consisted in increasing and more precisely controlling the ash target values in the recovered paper. This resulted at the same time in a reduction of the amount of virgin filler and fibres used on the paper machine, as well as lower specific energy requirements in recovered paper processing and in the overall paper production process.



  • EMAS – EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme
  • ISO 14001 – Environmental Management System Standard
  • ISO 9001 – Quality Management System Standard
  • ISO 50001 – Energy Management System Standard
  • ISO 45001 – Occupational Health and Safety System Standard 
  • PEFC/02-31-80 Chain of Custody – Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification
  • FSC®-C014719 Chain of Custody – Forest Stewardship Council®

All certificates can be found from UPM’s Certificate finder 


Contact us

Augsburg paper mill (UPM GmbH)

Georg-Haindl-Strasse 4

86153 Augsburg


tel: +49 821 3109 0

email: info.augsburg(at)upm.com


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