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Tullis Russell Group is an employee-owned business which specializes in coating and converting a range of paper and filmic products for use in various applications.
The company was founded in 1809 by Robert Tullis as R Tullis & Co. The company Coated Papers moved to Bollington in 1875. The company name changed to Tullis, Russell & Company Ltd on 21 May 1906. Sir David Russell was a former managing director. The company's brand of paper was called Ivorex, and Ivorindex for card. The company joined the Employers' Federation of Paper and Board Makers in 1947. Tullis Russell bought Coated Papers in 1989.
In 1986 the Russell family started a process whereby the ownership of the company would transfer to employees. In 1996 a management buyout purchased 70 per cent of the shares which are held today in an Employee Trust. The outstanding 30 per cent is held in the Russell Trust.
In 1999 Tullis Russell purchased Kwang Duck Facility in Ansan, Korea and is focused on the Image Transfer market. In 2015 Tullis Russell Labelstock division began trading.