Grupo Portucel Soporcel
50 years of experience in the pulp industry and more than 30 years of paper know-how
Figueira da Foz

With a leading position in the European pulp and paper market, the Portucel Soporcel Group is one of the strongest Portuguese brands worldwide.

The Portucel Soporcel Group, resulting from the merger of Portucel and Soporcel, is one of the five largest European producers of uncoated woodfree paper, and is the third in Western Europe and the first in the offset segment.

One of the Group's priorities is its integration strategy, which is part of its continued drive towards consistent growth and a greater presence in international markets.

Main Brands
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Navigator is sold in more than 45 countries all over the world, which makes it one of the few Portuguese consumer brands with a truly global presence. Its sales volume has grown impressively and Navigator has achieved a leading position in the office paper market. The Euro 2004 sponsorship campaign was part of an ambitious international communication strategy developed to increase brand awareness and product involvement. Navigator is now more than ever perceived as a top quality product and is rewarded by end-users with a significant price premium.

Navigator is 100%-guaranteed for all office equipment; Unmatched performance - 99.99% jam-free paper; The best choice for the corporate office; Great versatility for everyday use.

A new generation of office paper, targeting professional "heavy-duty users".
Another breakthrough from the Portucel Soporcel Group — the development of a 75 gm and 70 gm2 paper with the thickness, stiffness, and opacity characteristics of most standard 80 gm-2 office papers.

Pioneer Office Paper represents another key move in the Portucel Soporcel Group's branding strategy.

Following the identification of a market opportunity, Pioneer was launched during 2003 across Europe. Pioneer is a premium office paper especially designed for highly demanding office paper consumers. With a very personalized, highly sophisticated feminine image, Pioneer puts forward a new concept of success. This is based on the use of this premium office paper to deliver exceptional print results no matter what type of document is involved, especially in color-intensive jobs. This clear positioning, added to the defined innovative personality of Pioneer, aims to establish an emotional link between consumers and the brand.


Soporset is sold in more than 50 countries all over the world, which makes it one of the few Portuguese industrial brands with a truly global presence. It sales volume has grown impressively, making it Europe's best selling top quality offset paper brand. Soporset also ranks first in both awareness and perceived quality, among all types of offset papers sold in Europe. Both translate into very high customer loyalty and sustain a premium-price policy.

The Soporset range offers you both Soporset premium offset, to meet all your needs when printing high-quality offset documents, and Soporset pre-print whenever you need to print stationery items and business forms requiring laser and ink-jet post-printing in an office environment.

Inaset is the oldest offset premium brand in Europe. Inaset has put in place a major rebranding and repositioning strategy in order to link the tradition of a pioneering brand with the spirit of innovation that has always characterized this brand. Emphasis is placed on its three decades plus as a benchmark in the manufacture of the very best offset papers.
Value Proposition
Value Proposition
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Every day we bring together the best raw materials with advanced technology, creating, producing and delivering to you excellent paper, that gives life to the jobs you print on the most demanding equipment.

When you choose one of Portucel Soporcel’s products you are getting a lot more than just paper. You are choosing the work of an extensive team, committed to offer you the best performance from your printing equipment, the highest whiteness and the best opacity, coupled with many other qualities we know you value.

You are choosing a first-rate quality service, based on an extended network of logistics platforms, the highest level of information and professionalism right through when it comes to advising you on the choice of the most suitable range of papers, perfectly adapted to the most demanding needs.

Throughout the years, we have studied the market in order to provide everything that one expects from a great paper group. The truth is, we take our relationship with you very seriously.

Industrial Capacity
Industrial Capacity
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The Portucel Soporcel Group has a productive capacity that exceeds 1 million tonnes of paper and 1.2 million tonnes of pulp, with 138,000 ha of forest, and an annual turnover of over of 1 billion euros. In this context, the Portucel Soporcel Group can proudly announce the achievement of its three main goals: reinforcement of leadership in the international pulp and paper sector; improvement in efficiency and competitiveness; financial and economical strengthening.

The Group's production structure is based at three Mills, located in Setúbal, Figueira da Foz and Cacia. These large-scale production units are equipped with the most up-to-date technology and are a benchmark for quality within the sector. Since 2003, the Portucel Soporcel Group has been certified according to the new reference standards for Quality Management System, ISO 9000:2000, and the Laboratory Accreditation System, NP EN ISO/IEC 17025.

The Portucel Soporcel Group is particularly noted for its use of eucalyptus as the prime raw material for its production of pulp, and for fine printing and writing paper of superior quality, aimed at meeting the requirements of the demanding European market.

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The Portucel Soporcel Group is one of the world’s major producers of Bleached Eucalyptus Kraft Pulp (BEKP) and second in Europe. Globally considered a benchmark for fibrous materials obtained from Eucalyptus globulus, the pulp produced by the Portucel Soporcel Group is especially suited to the production of papers of the highest quality for printing and writing, as well as for décor purposes.
As an environmentally-concerned company, our pulp-producing processes have been designed to reduce the negative impact of our mills’ activities on surroundings, as well as forestry-related ones.
Bleached Eucalyptus Pulp
Cacia Pulp Mill 260,000 tonnes/year - market pulp
Setúbal Integrated Pulp and Paper Mill 320,000 tonnes/year - market pulp

Financial Performance
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Portucel Soporcel's great ability to generate funds, reflected in its business EBITDA margin - the best among its European peers – has enabled the Group to pursue its persistent growth and vertical integration policy - from forest to paper.

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The Portucel Soporcel Group's presence on both national and international markets is based on a rigorous respect for the Environment, and compliance with the strictest environmental standards required by EU legislation. In terms of sustained development, the preservation of natural resources has been of major concern to the Group's management, and is reflected in all of its social and environmental activity.

- An environmental policy based on sustainable development
- Pulp and paper mills equipped with cutting-edge technology
- Use of natural and renewable raw materials
- Production of recyclable and biodegradable products

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The Portucel Soporcel Group is responsible for the management of 138,000 ha of forest, which represents about 4.2% of Portugal’s forested area.

The company's forestry policy is based on a rational use of available natural resources, strict observance of environmental preservation, and respect for the biosphere. This policy is implemented in line with a multipurpose agri-forestry concept, in which farming, livestock, and game are fully integrated in a harmonious way. This policy makes the Portucel Soporcel Group one of the most active Portuguese members of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

Because of large investments, the industrial process has very little impact on the environment, and the paper produced is recognized for its top quality, namely in terms of whiteness, strength, opacity and bulk. Portucel Soporcel's mills are in line with the most demanding international rules in terms of Quality and Environment certifications - ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.

Aliança Florestal
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Set up in January 2000, Aliança Florestal's corporate mission is to ensure the Group's management of its forest resources and related activities.

Aliança Florestal manages an area of 180,000 ha, 70% of which is planted with Eucalyptus Globulus. That forest spread supplies some 30% of Portucel's wood needs.

Aliança Florestal is actively engaged in developing a specific and ongoing R&D program, while it works on improving the eucalyptus species in general. With its nurseries providing clones for use on controlled, high-yield plantations, the company can harvest timber every 11 years. Those cycles are among the fastest in the world. In order to make Portucel more than 50% self-sufficient, Aliança Florestal is committed to an important strategic forestation scheme.

Among other environmental projects within its corporate-responsibility policy, the Portucel Soporcel Group supports and participates in projects that aim to preserve the environment and improve surrounding communities’ quality of life.

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Web site

Phone +351 265 70900
Fax +351 265 700 165

Commercial Network
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Cacia Pulp Mill
Rua Bombeiros da Celulose
3800-536 Cacia — Portugal

Phone: + 351 234 910 600
Fax: + 351 234 910 619

Setúbal Integrated Paper Mill
Mitrena - Apartado 55
2901-861 Setúbal — Portugal

Phon: + 351 265 709 000
Fax: + 351 265 709 165

Figueira da Foz Integrated Paper Mill

Lavos — Apartado 5
3081-851 Figueira da Foz

Tel./ Phone: + 351 233 900 100/
Fax: + 351 233 940 502

Portucel International
D-50667 KÖLN

Mr. José Anjos
Tel./Phone: +49 22 12 7059 72

PORTUCEL Empresa Produtora de Pasta e Papel SA
2901-861 Setúbal

Mr. Fernando Pinheiro
Tel.Phone: + 351 265 700 776
Soporcel 2000
Mitrena — Apartado 55
2901-861 Setúbal

Tel./ Phone. +351 265 700 540
Fax +351 265 729 481

Lavos — Apartado 5
3081-851 Figueira da Foz

Tel./Phone. +351 233 900 176
Fax +351 233 940 097

Soporcel España, S.A.
C/ Caleruega, 102-104 3ºDcha
Edificio Ofipinar — 28006 Madrid

Phone: +34 91 383 79 31
Fax +34 91 383 79 54


Soporcel France, EURL
20, rue Jacques Daguerre
92500 Rueil Malmaison — France

Tel./Phone. +33 155479200
Fax +33 155479209

e-mail :

Soporcel UK, Ltd
Oaks House, Suite 4A
16/22 West Street
Surrey KT187RG — UK

Phone +441 372 728 282
Fax +441 372 729 944


Soporcel International, Bv
Zandvoortselaan 2
2106 CN Heemstede

Phone +31 23 5472021
Fax +31 23 54718 79


Soporcel Deutschland, GmbH
Gertrudenstrasse, 9
50667 Köln

Phone +49 221 270 59 70
Fax +49 221 70 59 72


Soporcel Italia, SRL
Via Verona 8/A
37012 Bussolengo (VR)

Phone. +39 045 71 56 938
Fax +39 045 71 51 039



Soporcel Austria GmbH
Fleschgasse 32
1130 Wien

Tel./ Phone. +43 1 879 68 78
Fax +43 1 879 67 97

e-mail :

Soporcel North America, Inc
40, Richards Avenue.
Norwalk, Connecticut 06854

Phone. +1 888 662 2736
Fax +1 203 838 5193



Sector Pulp, Paper & Stationery Products
Firm Grupo Portucel Soporcel
Location Setúbal
Address Soporcel 2000
Mitrena –- Apartado 55
Postal Code 2901-861 Setúbal
Contact Mrs. Carla Abreu
Web site
Phone +351. 265 700 540
Fax +351. 265 729 460

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