Inapa and Optigroup Combine Operations in Germany
25 October 2018
Inapa Group announces today that it has signed a binding agreement to acquire Papyrus Deutschland GmbH & Co KG, the German paper distribution company of OptiGroup AB.
Combining Papier Union (Inapa’s paper distribution company in Germany) and Papyrus Deutschland, will create a leading company with revenues of around €900 million (in 2017 Papyrus Deutschland had a turnover close to €560 million and a similar business structure than Papier Union which had a turnover of €390 millions). The resulting organization will have around 1.000 employees who will be the backbone of a better platform to serve our German customers.
“This is an important step in our Group’s strategy, which aims to improve the paper business’ efficiency. With the acquisition of Papyrus Deutschland, Inapa will strengthen its position in the largest European market, Germany. Customers will benefit from a wider product portfolio in all graphic and office paper segments, packaging, visual communication, safety and hygiene solutions. Our reinforced geographical presence will allow us to improve customer service and efficiency levels. We are confident that we will be a trusted ally with the scale and scope to meet our customers’ needs in a unique way” comments Diogo Rezende, CEO of Inapa.