1809 - 2017

208 Years of Tullis Russell

2015

Tullis Russell Labelstock division is launched.

2010

Tullis Russell Asia is launched.

2009

HRH The Princess Royal visits Tullis Russell marking the 200th anniversary of the company.

2003

First recycled pulps used at the mill.

1999

Tullis Russell purchase Kwang Duck Facility in Korea.

1997

As part of a £3.5m investment, one boiler at the Power Station is converted to gas.

1994

Tullis Russell becomes employee owned via a buyout.

1990

The acquisition of Revolutionary Adhesive Materials Ltd at Gateshead is made to continue the development of the specialist coatings business.

1989

Tullis Russell Purchase Coated Papers in Bollington.

1987

1st Employee Benefits Trust established.

1984

Coated papers Ltd of Cheddleton is acquired. The company moves from Cheddleton to Bollington in 1989.

1980

Tullis Russell Purchase Brittains Decalcomania Papers in Hanley.

1979

Auchmuty No 5 machine is opened. David Russell expresses his concerns about energy shortages and suggests that Tullis Russell must save coal. He devises a method of continuous working to avoid closing down at weekends and saves 70 tonnes of coal. He is also looking for an alternative to burning oil. Manchester warehouse opens at Trafford Park.

1959

The 150th anniversary of the formation of Tullis Russell is reached.

1947

The Russell Trust is created. Tullis Russell joins the Employers' Federation of Paper and Board Makers in February and membership of a trade union is permitted.

Guillotining paper in the Auchmuty mill.

1929

Publication of the first edition of the Rothmill Quarterly magazine.

1912 - 1914

A small laboratory opens in the mills, located near to the existing Auchmuty gatehouse.

1912

Work starts on a Power Station at Markinch. This project is completed in 1914 and the building is enlarged in 1921.

1906

Name Change to Tullis Russell and Company Ltd.

1894

New beater house installed.

1875

Paper Coating business moves to the Bollington Site.

1865

Paper Coating business founded in Cheshire by Mr Leigh Slater.

1843

In a report into the employment of young persons and children, R Tullis & Co is praised for its working conditions.

1836

Robert Tullis acquires the Rothes Mill.

1809

Founded in 1809 by Robert Tullis

1804

Rothes Mill, the first paper mill in Fife, is built on the banks of the River Leven.