As a family-owned fund for long-term investments in the paper industry, we draw on many years of experience in the paper business when deciding which investments to pursue. We only invest long-term and always aim to allow our companies to grow at a natural pace and to develop in accordance with the dynamics of the global paper market.
We are all people with long experience from the paper industry. We strongly believe in a hands-on approach, often taking part in the management of the companies we invest in. We believe this gives us the flexibility needed to move as the market moves, and it also gives us the ability to expand our own knowledge of this rapidly evolving business – being there is the key to being prepared.
Everyone who works at Harbour Investment or in one of our companies values true integrity and mutual trust – for us, these are core values that guide us every day.
In a digital age, who needs paper?
Well, we all do.
The global paper industry is on the rise and is estimated to reach $ 80 billion by 2024. Almost half the global paper market is dedicated to packaging, and a further third of the market is dedicated to specialised paper products (source: Statista). With the market becoming ever more specialised and with new products emerging all the time, the market needs dedicated investment partners with a profound understanding of megatrends, industry-specific challenges and sustainability issues.
The mission of Harbour Investment is to invest long-term in the global paper industry. We are a family-owned fund with a passion for paper products and with decades of experience in this highly specialised industry.
Our investment portfolio covers a range of production and sales companies focusing on paper rolls, self-adhesive labels and flexible packaging in the European Market, where the tradition for development and production of high-quality paper products is particularly strong. Our mission is to acquire such businesses and transform them into companies with a healthy future.
Real estate investments
Harbour Investment invests in private and residential properties with a long-term gain in mind. We invest in townhouses near recreational areas with extensive sports facilities, and with the opportunity for outdoor life and creativity in a relaxed atmosphere. The properties are built in family-friendly areas with playgrounds, modern kindergarten, and schools nearby along with lots of green spaces. The properties are made in modern style using high-quality equipment.
Schades A/S and R+S Group GmbH acquired by Harbour Investment GmbH.
Our new logo is intended to reflect what we are and where we come from: The paper industry and the real estate business. It features the H from our name and gives connotations of both paper packaging and buildings.
Schades – R+S Group and LemuGroup Spain entered into a Long Term Investment Agreement. Schades – R+S Group invests in full automized manufacturing operation for the site in Hannover, including label and Inline technology.
Installation of fully automatic, 3 colour in-line, Lemu Roboplus machine at R+S Group GmbH in Hannover.
Schades – R+S Group continues its investment the self-adhesive label business with the installation of the first 8 colour label machine in Schades SNC, Bordeaux France.
Schades – R+S Group expands self-adhesive label business with Variable Data Printing technology.
Harbour Investment enters into a Share Purchase Agreement with Omeko Papier Sp. z o.o. Poland. Omeko is one of the largest manufacturers of POS and label in East Europe.
Schades, Omeko & R+S Group announces to have appointed Maciej Dworzański as Group CFO starting from 1st of June 2022.
Schades, Omeko & R+S Group announces that Vincenzo Caraffa is appointed as Sales Director for France & Spain starting from 1st of August 2022.