Company History

From Ernst Mayer envelope factory to mayer-network GmbH

Die Anfangszeiten der Ernst Mayer Briefhüllenfabrik1877
Ernst Mayer founds the company and opens the Ernst Mayer envelope factory in Heilbronn.

1909
A subsidiary is founded in Dresden.
Mayer-Kuvert already have 500 employees.

1944
On the 4th of December, all production sites are destroyed by bombing.

1983
Edlef Bartl acquires the Ernst Mayer envelope factory in Heilbronn. With a specialised industry knowledge and wider ambitions, he has laid the foundations for the Mayer-Kuvert-network to become the industry leader in Europe.

1991
The company moves into its current premises.
All production is now contained on one purpose built site.

2003
The Mayer-Kuvert-network becomes the largest privately owned envelope company in Europe.

2007
The group becomes the market leader in Europe.  

2012
The Mayer-Kuvert-network has a workforce of 2400 employees at 50 sites in 23 countries. The group produces in excess of 20 billion envelopes a year.
Within several alliances, the Mayer-Kuvert-network can supply customers in almost every country in the world.
mayer-network GmbH becomes the central sales unit of Mayer-Kuvert-network in Germany. It originated from the sales divisons of Mayer-Kuvert and BlessOF as well as from former Clausnitzer + Kupa Kuvert GmbH.

2013
Along with the sales division of Schneidewind + Wolff & Matthes Kuvert former network company NC Couvert is integrated into mayer-network GmbH. Papyrus Kuvert becomes part of the Mayer-Kuvert-network and joins mayer-network GmbH as Sales Office Southwest.

2014
With the unexpected death of Edlef Bartl an era has come to an end on February 12, 2014. An eight-person management team, which has been installed by Edlef Bartl in 2013, has taken up his heritage with Thomas Schwarz as the new CEO of Mayer-Kuvert-network.

2016
Lemppenau + Rössler Kuvert GmbH is integrated into mayer-network GmbH as "Sales Office Lemppenau + Rössler Kuvert".

2017
Start of the transformation and implementation of reorganizational activities according to the strategy for the Mission 2020.

2018
In line with the implementation of the future concept Mission 2020, sales activities have been newly organized by creating corresponding business segments. Since April, the family office of an investor has got shares in the Mayer-Kuvert-network GmbH. In this course, the management of the company has been extended to three managing directors.