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Antalis  Group

Antalis was born in 2000 through the mergers of about 40 international distribution companies all over the world. Today, it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sequana. Antalis’ visionary approach to the market and the shared experience and business strengths of all these players have made it the leading merchant in Europe. Through harmonised manufacturing and sales, shared supply and logistics systems, a unique brand and unique positioning,a global market approach and extensive local expertise, today Antalis offers its customers the widest and most consistent range of products and services.

 

This unique position is the result of strategic steps taken over the last 2 decades:

  • 1991: creation of Arjo-Wiggins Appleton, a result of the merger of the French-based company Arjomari Prioux and the English based company Wiggins Teape Appleton. The merchanting division was named Arjowiggins Merchanting, uniting the 2 distribution divisions of Arjomari-Prioux and Wiggins Teape Appleton.
  • 2000: Arjowiggins Merchanting became Antalis. In each country, the different brands belonging to the Arjowiggins Merchanting legacy were gathered under the same umbrella: Antalis. Wiggins Teape in the UK, Tomas Redondo in Spain, Arjomari Diffusion in France, Mühlebach in Switzerland, Haseldonckx in Belgium and Alpha Papier in the Netherlands all became Antalis, for example.
  • 2007: Antalis acquired The Map Merchant Group, the paper merchanting division of M-real. Through this acquisition, Antalis became number 1 in paper distribution in Europe and number 4 in the world. Antalis has been able to extend its services to more customers, especially in Scandinavia, the Baltic States and in Eastern Europe.
  •  The last years have been focused in acquisitions in high potential Packaging and Visual Communication markets, such as Pack 2000 in Germany, Ambassador in UK, and very recently Abitek in Chile and Branopac in Czech Republic for Packaging and Macron, a German based Visual Communication company. These acquisition cement Antalis leadership in the distribution of papers, packaging solutions and communication support materials.
  • 2013: Antalis acquires Xerox Document Supplies Europe business in 16 countries in Western Europe (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom).
  • In 2015, Antalis steps up the pace of its development in the growing packaging and visual communication distribution markets, acquiring different companies: PaperlinX’s Packaging companies in the UK, 1st Class Packaging, Donington Packaging Supplies and Parkside Packaging; Hansapakend in Estonia (Packaging); PaperlinX A/S in Denmark, which generates two-thirds of its sales in packaging and one-third in visual communication; and Cadorit i Boras AB in Sweden, which operates exclusively in the visual communication market.
  • Antalis has also acquired the iconic Data Copy brand from Metsä Board. The acquisition of this leading brand reinforces Antalis’ presence in the office market and enables the company to provide customers with an enlarged office product offer with a wider choice of top-ranking brands with Xerox ® and Image.

 

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