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Monday, 19 February 2018
 
 
1888 to today

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1888
Beginning of production of Conqueror paper.

1889
Industria de Papel e Celulose de Salto inaugurated the first paper machine in Brazil.

1890
The distributor Wiggins Teape bought Buckland.

1893
The plant at Bessé-sur-Braye specialised in production of Coated Papers.

1907
Appleton founded in the USA.

1954- 56
At this time there were four competing paper mills, each producing high added value papers. The companies (Arches, Johannot, Marais and Rives) merged to create the leading French paper group known as ARJOMARI. The name came from the first two letters of each company.

1968
Prioux Dufournier joined Arjomari. The group became Arjomari-Prioux.

1970
BAT (British American Tobacco) acquired Wiggins Teape.

1976
Arjomari acquired Papeteries Canson & Montgolfier.

1978
BAT (British American Tobacco) acquired Appleton.

1989
Canson acquired Guarro Casas Ð Bernard Dumas.

1990
Appleton and Wiggins Teape left BAT to set up WigginsTeape Appleton p.l.c.

1991
Arjomari Prioux and Wiggins Teape Appleton merged to found the Arjo Wiggins Appleton group.

2000
Sequana Capital (ex: Worms & Cie) acquired 100% of Arjo Wiggins Appleton capital.

aw2001
Worms & Cie sold Appleton Papers Inc.
Reorganisation of its activities in 3 companies:

  • Antalis, BtoB distributor of  paper and communication material supports
  • Carbonless Europe: carbonless papers manufacturer
  • Arjo Wiggins: technical and creative papers manufactured, located in France

 

2002
Arjo Wiggins S.A becomes Arjowiggins SAS.

2003
Acquisition of 100 % stake in Relutex.

2004
Reintegration of Carbonless Europe.

2005
Joint Venture with the first Chinese paper group Chenming.

2006
Acquisition of 84 % stake in GEP (66%).
Sale & transfer of the consumer & converting activity of Canson (excl. EU and Canada).

2007
Acquisition of 100 % in Dalum Papir A/S.
Acquisition of 100 % in Greenfield SAS.
Acquisition of a 51% stake in Heng Bau De, a tracing paper plant in Quzhou, China.

2008
The activities of Arjowiggins have been organised around five fully autonomous divisions : Graphic, Coated US, Creative Papers, Industrial Solutions, Security
Sale of Bernard Dumas

2009
The Faya tracing paper plant in the Ardèche and the Wizernes paper cutter plant in Pas-de-Calais (both in France) are closed.
The Decor paper business in China is sold to international investors.
The Carbonless paper business is sold to local Arjowiggins managers with the support of the Walloon region.

2011
The Arches (France) and Dettingen (Germany) plants (Decor, Abrasive Papers, Thin Opaque Papers and Fine Arts businesses) are sold to Munksjö.
Arjowwigins sold the Moulin du Roy mill in Annonay (France) to the Hamelin group.