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Friday, April 04, 2008

Grupo Portucel Soporcel

Grupo Portucel Soporcel: "Home > The Group Profile | The Portucel Soporcel Group occupies a leading position in the international pulp and paper market and as such is one of Portugal’s strongest world brands.

The Portucel Soporcel Group occupies a leading position in the international pulp and paper market and as such is one of Portugal’s strongest world brands. It is one of the five largest producers of uncoated woodfree papers (UWF) in Europe. It is also the largest producer of bleached eucalyptus kraft pulp (BEKP) in Europe, and one of the largest in the world.

Structurally speaking, in Portugal the pulp and paper sector – which is responsible for 0.8% of the country’s overall GDP, 4.5% of its industrial GDP and 4.6% of all Portuguese goods exports – has clearly been one of the most fundamental sectors of the national economy.

The Portucel Soporcel Group is a key element in the sector: taken as a whole, the Group generates an annual turnover of more than 1,000 million euros, and has a production capacity of 1 million tonnes of paper and 1.3 million tonnes of pulp (of which around 700,000 tonnes are integrated into paper), quite apart from being responsible for the management of more than 130 thousand hectares of forest.

The Group’s exports, which represent about 93% of total sales, currently amount to more than 900 million euros and go to 82 countries."
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