established by Johann Friedrich Abegg as tobacco manufacture with company´s name J. F. Abegg & Co.
- Wilhelm August Fritze joins the company
Wilhelm August Fritze joins the company and starts trade with grain
- shipping line
Additonally, a shipping line was established with a flag "red cross on white background" - till now our logo
- company named as "W. A. Fritze"
company´s name changed in "W. A. Fritze & Co"
- Wool import
First import of wool into germany by W. A. Fritze
- Establishment of a paper department
Establishment of a paper department mainly for export
- Strong growth
Strong growth with trade in wool, paper, machinery equipment and spare parts
- Reinhard Solte
The former paper department becomes a independent company with Reinhard Solte as managing partner
- Establishment of a branch in Hamburg
Establishment of a branch in Hamburg
- Worldwide active in 40 countries
W.A. Fritze is well known as a trader for paper and board in over 40 countries