WELCOME TO THE EUROPEAN PAPER MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION

The abbreviation EUGROPA stand for the European Association of Paper Merchants. Together, the EUGROPA members employ a workforce of around 15,000 and have sales revenues of approximately EUR 8.6 billion. The trading volume of the members amounts to a total of some 8.4 million tonnes.

PAPER MERCHANT VALUE FOR CUSTOMERS

We do a lot of Evangelization about Paper

  • Fight misconceived ideas about environmental impact of Paper
  • Explain Role & Efficiency of Paper in Overall Marketing spending mix
  • Promote the use of Value added grades; Recycled, Creative Papers

We facilitate Demand Creation

  • Provide Business networking opportunities between Brand owners, Agencies & Printers
  • Generate leads by doing prescription with agencies and brand owners
  • Provide marketing budget to finance demand generating activities

We provide Business & Technical Consulting

  • Market trends sharing, new market opportunities
  • “Green” certification consulting: FSC, PEFC
  • Workflow management consulting: from Pre-press to Finishing
  • Colour Management consulting, ICC profiling & ICC profile availability

We offer a One-stop shop with a wide Product assortment

  • High-stock rotation & exotic items, Standard & Bespoke, Stock & Indent offer
  • Ream wrapped & Bulk packed, Standard pallets & Split pallets
  • Mill brands, Merchant On Label & Customer On Label brands
  • Promotional offer / Clearance-Stock offer

We help the Selection of the right Paper

  • Price lists, product information & data sheets via web site, printed catalogues and sales people
  • Paper compatibility matrix with equipment and with printing techniques
  • Samples, Printed samples, Dummies, Trial Packs
  • Showroom

We provide a wide range of Delivery options

  • Next business day with full geographical coverage
  • Same day delivery, multiple-deliveries per day, taxi delivery
  • Small Order Service, Delivery at point of paper use

We propose Converting & Product Personalization capabilities

  • Cutting to specific sizes, Reel-to-Reel cutting, Punching, Specific Labelling
  • Surface treatment

We offer from classic Ordering to full end-to-end Paper Management

  • Extended business hour ordering offline & 24/7, Ordering online capabilities
  • Stock consignment & Merchant-managed stock service
  • Return of Unused Paper & Waste collection service

We ensure CSR compliance and propose Sustainability options

  • Tracking of Supplier compliance with traceability legislation and availability of mandatory documentation
  • Large “Green” product offer (FSC/PEFC, Recycled) with GSS rating system
  • FSC/PEFC chain of custody certification

We manage After-Sales issues

  • Identify technical issues, perform initial diagnostics
  • Manage returns and replacement of faulty products
  • Manage logistic issues with internal & external transport providers

We provide Financing services

  • Payment options: Credit card, p-Card, Credit facilities
  • Factoring services

We offer e-Services

  • Customized customer-specific price list and Datasheet & Paper certificate downloading
  • 24/24, 7/7 ordering service
  • EDI & S2S integration
  • Marketing collaterals & Sales tools ordering

PAPER MERCHANT VALUE FOR SUPPLIERS

We do a lot of Evangelization about Paper

  • Fight misconceived ideas about environmental impact of Paper
  • Explain Role & Efficiency of Paper in Overall Marketing spending mix
  • Promote the use of Value added grades; Recycled, Creative Papers

We provide Market Understanding

  • Technology trends, new applications, new customer types, pricing & volume trends
  • Identify new product needs, participate to product development & testing with customers and with OEMs

We give Market Coverage

  • Manage large Field and Telephone-based account management teams
  • Paper consultants to address brand owners and agencies
  • Showrooms & Training centres

We facilitate Demand Generation

  • Provide product literature, samples , dummies, trial packs
  • Train Printers and Office resellers on new products, new opportunities
  • Propose Co- Marketing activities with Printers and Office paper resellers

We manage Credit risk & Cash collection as well as advanced Financial services

  • Assess credit risks, negotiate insurance coverage, provide credit limits and financial options
  • Collect cash

We manage Customer claims (Technical and Delivery related)

  • Identify technical issues, perform initial diagnostics
  • Manage returns and replacement of faulty products
  • Manage logistic issues and external transport providers

We provide an efficient Supply chain

  • Share forecasts to improve production planning
  • Propose EDI links for efficient order processing
  • Manage stock to ensure immediate product availability and bespoke product requests
  • Offer converting capabilities & product personalization

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USEFUL LINKS – ALL ABOUT PAPER

SOCIAL NETWORK


#Recycling helps to reduce #pollution caused by waste. But, do you know the process paper goes through to be recycled?

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Remember, always purchase product from #sustainably managed #forests, use #paper responsibly, and recycle.

Paper production is a major cause of global greenhouse gas emissions - this is just one myth relating to the paper industry.

In fact, most of the energy used is renewable and carbon intensity is surprisingly low.

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There’s a lot of work to be done in the takeaway food sector to reduce the environmental impact of its packaging. But there are projects, initiatives and new packaging designs that aim to make a difference.

Read our latest blog to find out more ---> https://t.co/IFWe3t7kCW

Ruinart reveals a fibre based, recyclable case for their champagne. Crafted from wood fibres sourced from sustainable managed forests, it is fully recyclable.

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The #paper, pulp & print industry rely on sustainable forestry to operate, that's why we support forest certification schemes to ensure our industry operates with the long-term health of our forests in mind.

Find out more ---> https://t.co/HlGBT9FK7Q

#InternationalDayOfForests

Research by energy company OVO has revealed that if UK adults sent one less 'unactionable' email per day, we could save 16,433 tonnes of carbon per year.

Have you considered the impact of emails? Maybe now is the time to start.

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CONTACT

Elmar Schätzlein

President

c/o IGEPA group GmbH & Co. KG
Heidenkampsweg 74-76
20097 Hamburg
Phone: +49 170 22 444 15
E-Mail: eschaetzlein@igepagroup.com

IGEPA group GmbH & Co. KG
Heidenkampsweg 74-76
D-20097 Hamburg

Phone: +49-(0)40 72 77 88-0
Fax: +49-(0)40 72 77 88-50
E-Mail: info@igepagroup.com
www.igepagroup.com

Personally liable partner:
Igepa Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
(20097 Hamburg, Amtsgericht Hamburg, HRB 102465)

Executive Director: Elmar Schätzlein & Jörg Sensburg

Register court: Amtsgericht Hamburg
Registration number: HRA 107668
USt.-Id.Nr. DE135508882

Responsible for content according to § 10 paragraph 3 MDStV: Elmar Schätzlein