A celebration marks the 75th anniversary of the HCB in Aschersleben. Paper and cardboard consumption has reached nearly 10,000 tons. The company has 1,800 employees and 900 machines, including 35 offset presses and 40 book printing presses. Annual production of cigarette packs reaches 600 million units. More than one million baking powder and instant pudding sachets are produced at the plant daily.