The history of Klaipedos kartonas SC traces back to 1898. The company bears its present name since 1994, when it was privatized. The company expands its business year by year, and occupies a leading position in the paper industry of the Baltic region.
On 15 November 1898 Klaipeda Wood-pulp Mill SC (Zellulosefabrik Memel A.G.) was established.
Owners of the mill changed in 1905 - the Ashafenburg (Bavaria) wood-pulp and paper production concern started operating the mill.
In 1919 the company was reorganized into an independent stock company for production of wood-pulp and paper (Aktiengesellschaft fur Zellstoff - und Papierfabrikation Meml in Memel).
In 1940 the mill officially passed back to Ashafenburg concern.
Rapid works for reconctruction of the mill that was ravaged during the war started in 1945 and complete in 1953.
Reconstruction of the mill started at the decision of the then goverment in 1966. the 2nd cardboard production machine was reconstructed in that year.
A powerful cardboard production machine made by English company Beloit-Wamsley, with all pulp preparation and chalking equipment (four Inverform formative units with 4.2 m width band) was purchased in 1973.
The company was privatized and became a stock company Klaipedos kartonas in 1994. Its main shareholders are “Ega” JSC and West Lithuanian Industry and Finance Corporation.
In 2001, a quality management system in conformity with requirements of the standard ISO 9001 was introduced in the company.
In 2004, the fine wastepaper refinement section was modernized.
At the end of 2004, the investment company Avestis purchased the controlling interest of SC Klaipedos kartonas shares. Avestis established Avesko Jonit Stock Company for this purpose. Avesko owns 95,6 % of SC Klaipedos kartonas authorized capital shares.
In October 2005 an environmental management system was introduced conforming to the requirements of ISO 14000.
In 2006, Klaipedos kartonas SC has acquired the majority ownership of corrugated cardboard and its packaging production company NB-Mena (Mena Pak). The new purchase marks the beginning of larger steps in the Ukraine market.
In the second half of 2007 the production of a new product – paper honeycomb – has been started. Honeycomb is a chipboard substitute in the furniture industry, door production. It also can be used as filler in a stand production, and for packages. It is ecologic and easy recycled product.
In 15 March 2010, company SC “Grigiškės“ purchased the controlling interest of SC Klaipedos kartonas shares.