UPM Schongau

UPM Schongau is located some 100 kilometers from Munich in the German town of Schongau. Tradition and progress have shaped the mill site since it was founded in 1887. UPM Schongau has some 540 employees and produces over 740,000 tonnes per annum of printing paper in reels on three paper machines. The paper mill is committed to sustainability and uses, in addition to wood, over 90 % recovered paper.


Schongau, Bavaria, Germany




740,000 tonnes per year

Product types


UPM EcoBasic, UPM News

Improved Newsprint (MFS)

UPM EcoPrime, UPM Brite, UPM Opalite

Uncoated mechanical paper (SC)

UPM Eco, UPM ReCat, UPM Max S

Machine finished speciality (MFS)

UPM Book, UPM Pure



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I am proud to, and love to work on paper machine 6 at UPM Schongau. The over 50 year old paper machine makes a wide range of paper grades. My team and I are regularly faced with interesting and challenging tasks. In this way we continue to develop not only ourselves but also our machines.
Christian Schmid, PM 6 supervisor, UPM Schongau

Mill technology & Sustainability

46 %
Specific nitrogen oxides from the power plants reduced by 46 % in the period 2010-2019
48 %
Specific nitrogen load in treated effluent (nitrogen per tonne of paper) reduced by 48 % in the period 2010-2019
74 %
recycled fibres in the papers made at UPM Schongau in 2019


  • ISO 9001 Quality Management System
  • ISO 14001 Environmental Management System
  • EMAS II Eco Management and Audit Scheme
  • ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System
  • ISO 50001 Energy Management System
  • PEFC-CH11/0831.00 (PEFC/02-31-80) Chain of Custody Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification
  • FSC-SGSCH-COC-002249 (FSC® C014719) Chain of Custody – Forest Stewardship Council®
  • European Eco-label and German “Blue Angel” eco-label

All certificates can be found from UPM’s Certificate finder 


Specialty Minerals Inc. (SMI)

Specialty Minerals Inc. (SMI) also operates at Schongau. It is a daughter company of Minerals Technologies Inc, making more than 1.2 million tonnes per annum of PCC filler for the paper industry.



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UPM Schongau

Friedrich-Haindl-Straße 10

86956 Schongau


Tel: +49 8861 213-0 


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