The new paper mill has had a significant impact on the Portuguese economy, positioning the Group as the leading European manufacturer of UWF printing and writing paper and the 6th largest producer in the world. This has placed Portugal at the top of the European ranking of countries manufacturing this type of paper. The Group is also Europe's leading manufacturer, and one of the largest producers in the world, of bleached eucalyptus kraft pulp (BEKP).
The Group currently boasts an annual production capacity for 1.6 million tons of paper, 1.4 million tons of pulp (of which 1.1 million is integrated into paper) and power generation of 2.5 TWh, adding up to an annual turnover above 1,500 million euros.
The Group has successfully pursued a strategy of innovation and development of its own brands, which today account for 60% of sales of manufactured products. Special mention should be made of the Navigator brand, the world's best-selling product in the premium office paper segment.
The Group's sales are made to 113 countries in five continents, with Europe and the United States as the two main destinations.
The Group manages woodlands occupying some 120 thousand hectares and is committed to improving and protecting Portugal's forests. Its sustainable management model has been certified under the internationally recognized FSC« and PEFCTM schemes.
The Group is also a frontrunner in the energy sector and Portugal's leading producer of ?green energy? from biomass, a renewable energy source.