Papyrus finalises OSPAP acquisition

Papyrus has finalised its previously announced acquisition of Czech paper merchant OSPAP. The transaction was completed following approval from the Czech competition authority. This acquisition is a further step in enhancing Papyrus geographical footprint in Czech Republic and Eastern Europe.

“Papyrus strategy is to develop leading positions in selected European markets. This acquisition will clearly help us to achieve this objective in Czech Republic. By creating a stronger position in the region, we can improve the service and portfolio offering, and create higher efficiency for both customers and Papyrus”, says Peter Sandberg, president of Papyrus.

“I look forward to teaming up with OSPAP and tapping into their competences. This acquisition will strengthen our ability to better serve Czech customers by widening the supply chain network, adding packaging, signage and visual communication products to the portfolio and expanding our comprehensive e-business to more customers”, says Sorin Buga, vice president for South Eastern Cluster.

OSPAP, has continued to operate independently since its owner PaperlinX Netherlands Holdings B.V. was placed into administration in the Netherlands. It is a successful and well-established company with a wide customer base. The company has a leading market position in the Czech graphical media market. OSPAP has some 100 employees and net sales of EUR 49 million in 2014.



For further information, please contact:
Peter Sandberg, President and CEO, tel. +46 1051 72723
Stefan Sikander, Corporate Communication Director, tel. 46 1051 72684



Papyrus
Papyrus, with net sales of EUR 1,567 million in 2014, is a leading European merchant in paper, facility supplies and industrial packaging. The company is currently active in 20 European countries and employs some 1,900 people. Papyrus supports more than 65,000 customers by providing products and services that enhance efficiency and contribute to a more successful business. With a long tradition and record of excellence, Papyrus is committed to staying at the forefront by offering quality products, high service levels and reliable logistics solutions. The Papyrus head office is in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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