Le Groupe

Introduction and history

Over the years, the Exacompta Clairefontaine group has established itself as a group of companies unique in Europe thanks to the quality of its products, the reputation of its brands and its industrial and business resources.

In a highly competitive marketplace, merchants demand the very best quality, attractive prices, broad and diversified product lines, prompt response times and careful consideration of their requirements. For these reasons, merchants choose to work solely with leading producers. Exacompta Clairefontaine’s industrial, business and logistics resources have enabled the group to achieve and retain dominant positions on its respective markets. Through its brands, the group is present on all international paper distribution channels: paper distribution, office suppliers, retailers and supermarkets. Holding dominant market positions and offering unparalleled quality for each line; Exacompta Clairefontaine is the market leader for the following product ranges : printing paper (laser and inkjet), converted articles (exercise books, papers, notepads, correspondence articles, fine arts, and crafts, etc.), personal organization articles (diaries, organisers, calendars), office articles (registers, forms, and reels, etc.) and filing articles (files, folders and sorting articles, etc.).

The group has also established itself as one of Europe’s leading producers of stationery articles and has sales companies in several European countries (Germany, Belgium, Spain, Great Britain, Italy, Ireland and Poland). In each country, the group has built special, long-lasting partnerships with local merchants to ensure its products are well-positioned among these merchants’ stock ranges. The group’s brands are known and distributed throughout the world in countries such as the United States, Canada, Japan and Morocco, to name but a few.

The Exacompta Clairefontaine group was founded in 1996 from a merger of the following companies :

A fourth division was set up in 1998 around Clairefontaine Rhodia which includes the Office, School, Crafts and Fine Arts activities

The business links between the different entities are strengthened and coordination of their financial management procedures is made possible by virtue of the group’s structure.

Usine Clairefontaine ETIVALThe group has its head office at Etival Clairefontaine in the Vosges department and employs more than 3,500 people. The group has acquired unparalleled experience over its 150 years, beginning with Papeteries de Clairefontaine.

As part of a long-term family policy, Etablissements Charles Nusse holds 80.46% of Exacompta Clairefontaine’s share capital.