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

MEMBERS - THE 5 INTERNATIONAL PAPER MERCHANTS

USEFUL LINKS – ALL ABOUT PAPER

SOCIAL NETWORK


“There is something so pure about print, we just knew it was the right medium for this campaign” a conversation with Juan Peña Plaza on @Coca-Cola’s latest ad #campaign https://t.co/0zYOCIg8oL #trynotothearthis #synaesthesia #print

Read this awesome case study with @DAVID_Miami_ about the #creative thinking behind @coca_cola’s #print ads #trynottohearthis https://t.co/nlJ9rbrlip

Brave #creative combined with tactile newspaper format takes the Print & Publishing Grand Prix #canneslions - outstanding mix of creative and planning for maximum impact
https://t.co/4fQ6QfsX8x

Peter Field's terrifying analysis from #canneslions points to 'disposable creativity' and worse. A call to arms for #agencies to push back on where brands choose to spend budget? https://t.co/kXCpgZkZY8 by @scviz

Who doesn't love #Canneslions! summed up so succinctly in a single cartoon by @tomfishburne https://t.co/red6FnqGSo PrintPower photo

We're keen to see how #creative meets #commercial for this ultimate agency tête-à-tête in #Cannes2019 https://t.co/ONVzzvbIrT
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The Drum @TheDrum
In a one-off moment of history, two titans of the industry @martinsorrell and @Bhwhipple will come together at The Drum Arms in Cannes to take on some of the big issues being faced by marketing professionals today.

https://t.co/Xqb3WrH1WS https://t.co/lzotnVbxPT

There is a common misconception that the paper industry uses an excessive amount of water but did you know that 93% of #water used returned to the environment?

Get the #paperfacts from our #waterfootprint fact sheet:

https://t.co/r2ISIWN6Gc

#LovePaper #Paper #Sustainability https://t.co/pHpJYe8syo
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Happy #NationalWritingDay

Check out this past blog piece highlighting the benefits of good old fashioned handwriting!

https://t.co/nyqHmvgIyo

#LovePaper #Paper #Writing #Handwriting #Print https://t.co/fRNXaIlKWi
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From wonky packaging to plantable pots, we take a look at the latest trends in packaging design.

https://t.co/mm96MzUWjB

#LovePaper #Packaging #SustainablePackaging #Print

Using recycled paper is great but did you know that virgin fibres from sustainably managed forests are needed to maintain the paper cycle?

Read more at:
https://t.co/gZkZnuwwyR

#LovePaper #PaperFacts #Recycling #Sustainability #Paper #Print #Forestry https://t.co/fWPC92eYr6
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With many retailers such as @BootsUK and @Morrisons switching to paper bags, we explore the environmental benefits of swapping from #plastic to #paper in our latest fact sheet.

#LovePaper #PaperFacts #PaperBags #Sustainability #Boots

https://t.co/1yHZYENEXN

Did you know that the direct CO2 emissions of the European pulp and paper industry reduced by 25% between 2005 and 2017?

Read more at:
https://t.co/8nkCeK59AK

#LovePaper #PaperFacts #Print #Paper #Sustainability https://t.co/f5hyTWkW8l
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CONTACT

Helmut Limbeck​

CEO of Europapier Group

A-1211 Wien Autokaderstraße 86-96
Österreich, Europa
Phone: +43 1 277 78-0
Fax: +43 1 277 78
E-Mail: office@europapier.com
Homepage: http://www.europapier.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