JJ – as the company is known in the trade – has been a family company for over 135 years. Then, as today, the company is managed by its owners.
Our managing directors from left to right:
(JJ Papier und Zellstoff GmbH)
Rolf von Loßberg
(JJ Wood GmbH)
(JJ GmbH & Co. KG)
Recommencement of worldwide trade in plywood.
Buildup of the Europe-wide sale of larch boules/flitches and related special products.
Celebrating a history of 125 years with 350 invited guests at the Atlantic Hotel.
Start of production and trade with office stationery, today an important product group at JJ Papier & Zellstoff.
Tradition obligates: a team of employees and business partners has been racing in the Hamburg Cyclassics every year since 2005.
Merger of the wood companies JJ Scandinavia and JJ International that had previously been under separate management.
Restructuring of the group into the corporate structure still in place today.
Acquisition and expansion of the division for import of components for slat frame manufacture. Europe-wide distribution in close cooperation with Eastern European supplier plants.
Commencement of activities with Siberian larch. Buildup of extensive storage facilities in the ports of Kiel, Lübeck and Papenburg to become today’s leading importer of this wood in Europe.
First export of Russian newsprint by Jacob Jürgensen to what is now the largest export market: India.
Start of collaboration with the Solikamsk plant for the worldwide distribution of newsprint paper.
Rolf von Lossberg joins Jacob Jürgensen GmbH; managing partner since 2009.
Managing partners Wrold E. Wroldsen and Stephan Prodöhl join Jacob Jürgensen Papier & Zellstoff GmbH.
Relocation to today’s company headquarters on Hans-Henny-Jahnn-Weg 9 in Hamburg-Uhlenhorst.
Andreas von Möller joins Jacob Jürgensen GmbH; until 2012, managing partner; since 2009, president of the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF).
Jubilee celebration at the Atlantic Hotel featuring a talk entitled: “One Hundred Years, and Now What?” to honour 100 years of Jacob Jürgensen.
Start of the distribution of kraftliner from Arkhangelsk, initially to Germany, today to large parts of Western Europe.
21/07/1967 First Asian contract (Ramin sawn timber).
30/10/1967 First dark red meranti contract (sawn timber).
Commencement of pulp trade with the Soviet Union.
Wolfgang Reschke, managing partner from 1970 to 1994, joins Jacob Jürgensen. Takeover of Scandinavian activities, later development of the department for South-east Asian woods
Today, just as then, the closing out of the year is celebrated with the entire team.
Franz-Herbert Franke, Ewald Franke’s son, joins his father’s company. After his father’s death in 1950, Franz-Herbert Franke, now 26, takes over the management of the company.
The war causes tremendous destruction in Europe, and at the end of the Second World War, the name is all that still remains of the company.
The Franke family takes over the company; the name Jacob Jürgensen is retained because it has established high name recognition on the market.
Ewald Franke becomes a part-owner.
Ewald Franke joins the company.
Discontinuation of the coastal shipping business and relocation of company headquarters to Hamburg, from where the corporate group still operates its worldwide network today.
The company founders, Jacob and Hans Jürgensen, open a business office, initially headquartered in Flensburg, on 09/12/1882. They have been carrying wood on their ships to countries all around the Baltic Sea for years; now they have decided to start trading with the products that they previously only transported.