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History

More than 40 years history

  1. 2015

    Austria

    Europapier acquires the VisCom business unit of PaperNet

  2. 2013

    Europapier reactivates its sales activities in Ukraine and sets up Europapier Eastern Europe, a joint-venture.

  3. 2012

    Europapier Group acquires 100 % of the local paper merchant businesses in Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia from PaperlinX.

  4. 2010

    Europapier
    becomes part
    of Heinzel Group

     
    Europapier becomes part of Heinzel Group. The group with headquarters in Vienna comprises the international pulp and paper trading company Wilfried Heinzel AG, pulp and paper producers Zellstoff Pöls AG, Laakirchen Papier AG and AS Estonian Cell as well as waste paper treatment and distribution company Bunzl & Biach.
  5. 2007

    Europapier strengthens its market position in Bosnia & Herzegovina by acquiring and merging with Hercegtisak, a local paper merchant with an office and school supply business.

  6. 2004

    Russia

     
    Europapier extends its market by 140 million people with the acquisition of the sales division of Mondi Syktyvkar, Russia. Europapier’s territory now reaches from Frastanz on the western border of Austria to Irkutsk in Eastern Siberia.
  7. 2003

    Europapier acquires the Polish merchanting business of International Paper, and Europapier Impap is born.

  8. 2002

    Bulgaria

     
    Europapier completes its expansion into the Balkan countries with the establishment of Europapier Bulgaria.
  9. 2001

    Bosnia &
    Herzegovina

     
    In the year of its thirtieth anniversary, Europapier sets up operations in Bosnia & Herzegovina, another country of the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
  10. 1998

    Ukraine

     
    Europapier establishes a sales office in Ukraine which is closed few years later due to business environment conditions.
  11. 1997

    Romania

     
    Europapier starts a greenfield operation in Romania, a market of over 20 million people.
  12. 1996

    Croatia

     
    One year later Croatia with its more than 1.000 islands and 5.835 kilometer coastline becomes part of Europapier Group.
  13. 1995

    Serbia &
    Montenegro

     
    The expansion into the Balkans continues: Europapier sets up operations in Serbia & Montenegro.

  14. 1994

    Poland

     
    With the acquisition of Sonevix in Poland Europapier enters a country of nearly 40 million people, which means more than doubling its market. Europapier expands Sonevix’s core business, i.e. visual communication, by establishing printing and writing as well as office paper units.
  15. 1993

    Slovenia &
    Czech Rep.

     
    The expansion continues southward, when Europapier enters its smallest market Slovenia with just over two million inhabitants.
     
    The foundation of Europapier Bohemia in Czech Republic marks the next step in Europapier’s northeastward expansion.
  16. 1991

    Hungary &
    Slovakia

     
    Just two years after the fall of the Iron Curtain, Europapier is the first western paper merchant to enter the Eastern European market by establishing a company in its neighboring country Hungary.

     
    The same year Europapier enters the Slovak market by setting up operations in the capital Bratislava, situated 60 kilometers from the Austrian boarder.
  17. 1971

    Establishment
    of Europapier
    in Austria

     
    Europapier Austria with headquarters in Vienna is established by the four paper mills Neusiedler (current Mondi), Nettingsdorfer, Salzer and Steyrermühl.

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