Start of operation of the Sladkogorska paper factory.
Start of operation of the Sladkogorska paper factory, a plant for the production of cardboard and wood pulp using the water of the river Mura as a power source and the extensive forests in the area as a source of raw materials. After a little over 10 years, the factory registers its activity.Manufacturing process: The machinery was driven by two small manually regulated water turbines, carboard was dried in air drying rooms (steam dryers were not yet known) and all other aspects of the process were extremely primitive. Annual output: 900 tonnes of products.No. of employees: 60.
Shortly after Duke Robert of Parma purchased the factory from Count Lucchesi-Palli, it burnt down.
The consequences of the First World War were also visible in the factory.
The consequences of the First World War were also visible in the factory. Machinery:
Daily production: 5 tonnes patent cardboard and 4 tonnes air-dried cardboardNo of employees: 85.Products: brown and white cardboard, wood pulp.
Then owner Josip Rosenberg buys paper machine No 1.
Then owner Josip Rosenberg makes the decision to buy a paper machine and the factory changes its name to ""Cardboard and Paper Factory"". Machine: VOITH
Annual output: 4 800 tonnesNo of employees: 160.Products: papers, wood pulp and cardboard.
An aerial ropeway is constructed between Sladki Vrh and Šentilj to transport raw materials and finished products
The double or triple process of loading and unloading raw materials, the distance from the Weitersfeld railway station and the high tariffs charged by the Austrian railway operators persuaded Sessler (a relative of Josip Rossenberg's) to build a 6.2 km aerial ropeway.
Planning of the main production plant and other buildings at the Sladki Vrh site.
Planning of the main production plant and other buildings at the Sladki Vrh site. The decision was made to refocus the entire activity of the company, in the first phase of reconstruction, to thin papers.The decision was made to refocus the entire activity of the company, in the first phase of reconstruction, to thin papers. The subsequent reconstruction included the purchase of new paper machines and the upgrading of existing ones.
A new production hall was also built at this time for the preparation of raw materials, and for the new raw material preparation required by the new paper machine No 4. With the installation of the new paper machine, an increase in the use of processing water was foreseen, which required a new water treatment plant to be set up. New power plants were also installed, including a steam boiler, a steam turbine and an entirely restructured power grid. The new type of paper enabled the production of new products: one-ply and multi-ply white, coloured and printed napkins.
Start of manufacture of hygienic paper products (toilet rolls, folded toilet paper) and formation of the Paloma brand.
Purchase of the first semi-automatic machines for roll production. The advantage of these was in the rewinders, which were connected to slitters, thus giving the sensation of a complete line. A single-track machine for paper handkerchiefs was also installed. A year later, with the purchase of three Lerner machines, the company began manufacture of new product – packs of folded toilet paper. The company later began building these machines itself, with the result that by 1978 their number had grown to 18.
An enormous amount of work was carried out in this period. All the older paper machines were renovated. The expansion of paper processing required a new, second hall for paper converting and the new machine No 5. The installation of the latter enabled the further expansion of production. New machines were installed for the production of toilet rolls, sanitary towels, nappies, multi-purpose towels, napkins and tissues.
Annual output: 40 000 t.
No of employees: 1,100.
With the installation of paper machine No 6, production increased by 35,000 tonnes. At the same time the company modernised its heating system, shifting from fuel oil to gas, which brought major environmental improvements. The introduction of closed circuits contributed to a reduction in the consumption of water and fibres per tonne of paper.
Total annual output: 75,000 tonnes
This same year Tovarna lepenke Ceršak p.o. and Tovarna lesovine in lepenke Prevalje p.o. were merged into Sladkogorska tovarna papirja Sladki Vrh p.o.
A pulp preparation plant which enabled the company to produce high-quality paper from cheap old paper.
No of employees: 2019.
A new HOBEMA machine was purchased for the production of printed and non-printed napkins with automated control.
A new HOBEMA machine (9th line) was purchased for the production of printed (four-colour) and non-printed napkins with automated control. Roll lines were modenised with new gluing units and reel storage. This was not actually key year for modernisations, since many of these had been carried out in previous years. They included a change to the method of palletising products using stretch wrap, the installation of packaging machines with more advanced electronic controls, toilet paper transport systems, a new production line for Tempo high-quality tissues, etc.
Sladkogorska tovarna papirja Sladki Vrh n.sol.o. was renamed and became the socially-owned enterprise Paloma – Sladkogorska tovarna papirja p.o., Sladki Vrh 1.No of employees: 2,052.
The substitution of the round sieve with a longitudinal/diagonal one allowed higher quality production of tissue paper for napkins and facial tissues.
No of employees: 1,842.
This represented a major jump in capacity and technology.
This represented a major jump in capacity and technology. Featuring computer-controlled machinery and a fully automated line, it was incomparably more modern than the existing technology.
No of employees: 1,805.
The Court of Registration adopted a decision on the transformation of socially-owned Paloma into a limited liability company and the company was acquired by the Slovenian Development Corporation (SRD).
On 24 July 1996 the Court of Registration in Maribor issued a decision on the transformation of the socially-owned Paloma – Sladkogorska tovarna papirja p.o. into a limited liability company, and on 14 June 1996 the company was acquired by the Slovenian Development Corporation (SRD). On 1 March 1999 Tovarna lepenke Ceršak became an independent company, as did Tovarna lepenka Prevalje on 1 May 1999.
No of employees: 1,521.
The Paloma umbrella brand was given a new image.
As well as new look for the Paloma brand, this year saw the modernisation of two toilet paper production lines. The following machines were delivered: two Perini cutting machines with added waste removal conveyors; two Paper Converting basic packaging machines; two Casmatic transport packaging machines. A new computer-controlled colour mixer was also installed.
This same year Paloma became a public limited company and installed paper machine No 11 for printed napkins, featuring a new multicolour printing method.
Toilet roll production was modernised and an ISO 14001 environmental management system was implemented.
A waste water treatment plant was constructed for the purpose of reducing environmental pollution.
The reason for constructing the treatment plant was to eliminate pollution of the environment with waste water from Paloma and sewage from the compact settlements in Sladki Vrh. The first trial run of the treatment plant took place on 17 October 2002.
Other notable events in 2002 included: Construction of a warehousing/distribution centre in Šentilj.
The new distribution centre consists of three large warehouses, an administrative annexe and a machinery shed and covers a total area of 7,500 m2. The distribution centre is a modern facility with a covered loading area for rail transport.New line for folded towels.
Addition to the tissue packaging range.
A new tissue packaging machine allowed us to expand our range of large packs from the existing 24 packets in one roll (2411) to 48 packets (4811).New line for maxi rolls and towels.
Acquisition of OHSAS 18001 certification for occupational health and safety.
This year Paloma celebrates its 130th anniversary. This is also the year we obtain ISO 9001:2000 quality management certification.
In May we redesigned the Paloma website, adding interactive and multimedia functionality and a range of new content, and improving usability and layout.
Deployment of the new iScala integrated information system and the establishment of Paloma Horgen d.o.o. in Ceršak for the manufacture of crêpe products.
Acquisition of a 40% share of subsidiary Paloma Horgen d.o.o. (Paloma d.d. becomes the sole owner).
This year Paloma Horgen d.o.o. was merged with Paloma d.d. The year also saw the start-up of a new 13th line for the production of pocket tissues.
In 2008 the entire AFH division was modernised and products were launched in key markets with new packacking.
Paloma's corporate identity was completely redesigned.
With the arrival of Tadej Gosak as the new Chairman of the Management Board, 2013 saw many changes and innovations. Paloma's corporate identity was completely redesigned. The company received the basic Family-Friendly Company certificate. On the production side, energy efficiency was improved by the replacement of a steam boiler.
This year saw the start of the process of redesigning the product range in the "Consumer" division, which includes Paloma's toilet paper, facial tissue, kitchen towel and napkin ranges. Investment in the wrapping of parent reels also began. In the human resources field, mentoring and induction programmes began to be introduced.
Sensitive Care toilet paper and facial tissues and Super Care paper towels awarded certificates as Selected Products of the Year for 2015.
This year also saw a redesign of the Away From Home range, which includes the Paloma Professional brand. Paloma also obtained an EBRD loan and reached an agreement on the rescheduling of its debts.
The modernisation of paper machine No 5 has allowed us to increase our paper production capacity by 2,000 tonnes a year.