Papeterie Zuber Rieder

A French independent small industry open to the world

The combination of our values, expertise and industrial equipment makes us stand out from larger companies and gives us a distinctive profile.
A French independent small industry specialising in high-quality papers, Papeterie Zuber Rieder offers innovative and high-performance solutions for a range of different applications, while respecting the environment.
Our papers are sold around the world thanks to the professionalism and commitment of our teams.
Our product offer includes creative and innovative paper ranges held in stock and a wide selection of papers manufactured to order for our most demanding customers.


The Manufacture des Papiers Peints Zuber & Cie was founded in the 18th century in Alsace. Following the annexation of Alsace by Germany, in 1881 the company decided to establish a site producing fine papers in Boussières, Doubs (Burgundy-Franche Comté region).

Proud of its values and origins, Papeterie Zuber Rieder has successfully adapted to a constantly changing industry by drawing strength from its roots to overcome challenges and plan for the future.

Papeterie Zuber Rieder en 1881
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Outstanding industrial facilities adapted to niche markets

Papeterie Zuber Rieder has a wide range of machinery used to manufacture, process and finish paper.

Our manufacturing site includes a papermaking machine and this gives us a flexible approach to production, allowing us to manufacture small quantities derived from our standard offer or fully customised papers.

We combine this with specific paper processing and finishing services.

These include :

  • a rainbow palette of colors
  • a wide choice of 1-sided or 2-sided structures (grain produced on the papermaking machine or off-line through mechanical embossing) or at the opposite end of the spectrum calendered, laid papers, etc.
  • grammages from 72 g/m² to 450 g/m² (which can be laminated on request)
  • a range of fibre compositions from broad-leaved, coniferous, annual plant or recycled paper sources, etc.
  • a vast range of finished products on reels, unreamed or reamed sheets, guillotine cut on request.
  • multiple options for coating paper to give it, for example, a gloss appearance
  • pH values ranging from acid to neutral
  • numerous special treatments : moisture-proofing, fungicide and food-grade treatment, for digital printing on HP Indigo presses, etc.
  • surface marking produced on papermaking machines using toothed wheels.

Innovation derived from the expertise of our teams

Research and development into new papers or processes are guided by two criteria : aesthetic and/or technical considerations.

Innovation, creativity and continuous improvement of our products lie at the core of our development strategy.

We are convinced that the only way to prepare for the future is in the present.

Products are developed through three principal channels :

  • a need or request expressed by a customer
  • a concept or idea suggested by a Papeterie Zuber Rieder employee
  • continuous improvement of our products

Acting as a vitel link between customer requirements and our industrial facilities, our research and development department responds rapidly to all requests.

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Our values

A French independent small industry, Papeterie Zuber Rieder stands out from the crowd through adherence to strong values that guide its teams.
Our shareholders, consisting of the Chairman and Managing Director, guarantee the company's freedom to act and make decisions.

The close relationship between the company's management and teams allows us to promote shared values, a strategic vision and corporate culture focused on operational excellence.

Our philosophy is based on :

People : expertise, commitment, responsibility, respect and trust both inside and outside the company

Quality and High Standards : the company is a premium producer focused on niche markets

Innovation and Creativity : research and development are the driving forces behind our existence and growth

Responsiveness, Flexibility and Close Customer Relations : constantly listening to the needs of our customers and our markets, we consistently generate creative ideas and are collectively committed to a win-win business agenda. Our size, together with our shareholder and management structure, allow us to make decisions quickly, whether on the ground or with our customers

Ethical : our philosophy is part of a medium- and long-term strategy. We work hard to create long-lasting and genuine relationships.