Dr. Heinz Barthel and Werner Barthel leave the company. Dipl-Kfm. (Bachelor of Commerce) Frank Barthel joins the company in 1979 as Co-Managing Director and General Partner and runs the company with his father.
The old factory buildings were demolished and a new building complex was built with the most up-to-date business knowledge and production technology. The continually increasing product range enjoys great popularity. The URSUS® trademark is introduced successfully onto the international market.
The coloured paper company Buntpapierfabrik Ludwig Bähr celebrates its 175th Anniversary. The medium-sized family business with now over 115 employees is run by the 3rd and 4th generations by the general Partners Christian and Frank Barthel. Gisela and Ursula Barthel, aswell as Jutta Schmidt, maiden name Barthel, are limited partners. In addition to the regular investments made in productivity, warehouses for raw materials and finished products are set up in accordance with the most up-to-date logistical requirements. Order processing, commissioning, packaging and dispatch all now go hand in hand. The production area is now 3.000 m².