The Europac Group (Papeles y Cartones de Europa, SA) is an integrated operator with activities in all areas of the paper and packaging industry value chain, from end-to-end waste management and forestry operations for the procurement of the raw materials necessary for the production of recycled paper and kraftliner at the Group’s plants in Spain, France and Portugal, to the manufacture of cardboard sheets and boxes as end products. The Company also has 153 MW of installed capacity, enough to generate the power required in the paper production process.
The Europac Group’s history dates back to 1890 with the incorporation in Valladolid of the company Nietos de Manuel Lorenzo, the predecessor of Europac’s current core shareholder. The Europac Group as such was not constituted until 1995. Three years later, in 1998, its shares were listed. This is also when the Company began expanding internationally, penetrating first the Portuguese market and then the French market.
The Company started operations in Portugal in 2000. It now has three end-to-end waste management centres, 700 hectares of forest land, a manufacturing plant for kraftliner paper with its own power facility and five cardboard sheet and box production facilities there.
In 2008, the Europac Group entered the French market, where it is now one of the leading paper and packaging players. It has a recycled paper plant and five corrugated cardboard sheet and box manufacturing plants in France.
The Europac Group’s business model is predicated on the integration of its various business lines.