THE GROUP

The EXACOMPTA CLAIREFONTAINE group is a unique group thanks to the quality of its products, the reputation of
its brands and its industrial and business resources.

 
OUR IDENTITY
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CODE OF CONDUCT
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OUR COMMITMENTS
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OUR HISTORY
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ORGANIZATION
 

Paper is a wonderful material, noble, natural and ecological at the same time. For more than 160 years, the group has never ceased to make and transform it in the purest respect and will of improvement. Under all its forms and for every use, the ITEMS manufactured have a unique goal, bringing comfort and satisfaction to its consumer.

Exacompta Clairefontaine Factory at 138 Quai de Jemmapes Paris
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A COHERENCE (DNA)

Exacompta Clairefontaine main line is to manufacture what it solds and to sell what  it makes. It is not a retailer, nor a manufacturer. In order to keep its consumers' trust and a leadership on the markets, its main policy is to always guarantee the quality of its items.

AN IDENTITY

From generation to generation, the note books, loose-leaf papers, registers, paper reams, diaries as well as stationery, filing or fine arts products manufactured in the factories of the Exacompta Clairefontaine group have become veritable benchmarks for students, professionals and the general public.

Exacompta Clairefontaine An Identity
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A KNOW-HOW

Exacompta Clairefontaine is the only group in Western Europe to produce and process paper at the same time. This enables it to control all the manufacturing stages and to offer products of constant quality.

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EXACOMPTA CLAIREFONTAINE

Its priority is to define the best characteristics for each use and to ensure consistent quality from one manufacturing run to the other. All the paper manufactured in its four production sites enjoys the same attention to quality.

Roto Papeteries de Clairefontaine
Exacompta Clairefontaine

CODE OF CONDUCT

Approved by the Board of Directors the 31 May 2017

The Exacompta Clairefontaine Group triple commitments represent where its strength LIES since its creation.

Usine Exacompta Clairefontaine un engagement de qualité

A QUALITY COMMITMENT

Exacompta Clairefontaine has one guiding line: manufacture what it sells and sell what it manufactures. It is neither a reseller nor a subcontractor.
To keep the trust of its consumers and to maintain its position of leader on its markets,
its primary policy is to constantly ensure the quality of its manufactured products.
Exacompta Clairefontaine invests constantly to optimise its production tool and to follow market trends.
Through internal or external growth, it is seeking to become a leader on all segments of card and paper-based stationery.
It has developed primarily in Europe, and has rolled out its international sales strategy with a concern for specific characteristics and cultures.

Exacompta Vemars

LOGISTICS AND COMMERCIAL RESOURCES

The group runs automated logistics platforms for occasional deliveries:

• Vémars (Val d’Oise department) for Exacompta items,
• Étival (Vosges department) for Clairefontaine items,
• Ottmarsheim (Haut-Rhin department) for fine stationery, Clairefontaine-Rhodia and creative arts products,
• Carquefou (Loire-Atlantique department) for Quo Vadis diaries,
• Wizernes (Pas-de-Calais department) for items sold by Papeteries Sill to supermarkets and hypermarkets.
This marketing strategy requires the grouping together of the group’s products, specially packaged, in a single shipping base and to
ship them quickly and accurately across the whole of France and part of Europe.
Additional notebooks and loose leaf sheets are manufactured on site.

For the export market, the sales teams of subsidiaries based in the heart of our markets bring up orders to the logistics bases and then to production sites. These subsidiaries are Exaclair and Quo Vadis.

Clairefontaine Youth League

AN HUMAN COMMITMENT

As a European group, but first and foremost a family undertaking, Exacompta Clairefontaine makes commitments and mobilises for causes close to its values and entrenched in the DNA of its brands.
For more than 10 years now, Clairefontaine has supported UNICEF in providing schooling to children thanks to its financial donations (€2.8 million since 2004) and concrete actions (student’s charter, safety in schools, etc.).
After several years of organising the Clairefontaine sailing trophy, the Group has become the sponsor of Merocéans, an organisation that raises awareness about climate change by collecting precise data on the surface of the sea using ultra-fast sailing boats.
A partner to many teams, Clairefontaine wishes to be close to young generation as they practice their sport, because each sport conveys values of respect, dynamism and performance, which are also the values propounded by Exacompta Clairefontaine

1858

In the mid-19th century, Jean-Baptiste Bichelberger founded the Clairefontaine paper mill in the Vosges mountains. The mill has been manufacturing paper since 1858 and stationery since 1890.

1928

In 1928, his great-grandson, Charles Nusse, opened a workshop in Paris to print and bind ledgers recognised for their unique paper and impeccable look. He then added diaries to the range and thus established with Exacompta, the group’s brand and quality policy.

1950

In 1950, Charles Nusse took over the responsibility of the Clairefontaine paper mill, and proposed to school children notebooks with satin smooth paper that made writing a delight, with solid and bright covers that contrasted with the mediocre products of the period.

Later on, changing needs and the desire to innovate pushed the group to a position of leader on new markets such as photocopying stationery, filing items, fine arts, calendars, and arts and crafts. The group has also made significant inroads into the luggage sector, personalised items and more recently, development of pictures. In addition to Exacompta and Clairefontaine, there are many other very well-known brands that are the hallmarks of the group: Quo Vadis diaries, Rhodia notepads, Clairalfa and DCP paper, Lalo and Pollen correspondence papers. Encouraged by a constant policy of quality and innovations, the group’s consumers are exceptionally loyal.

1858

In the mid-19th century, Jean-Baptiste Bichelberger founded the Clairefontaine paper mill in the Vosges mountains. The mill has been manufacturing paper since 1858 and stationery since 1890.

1928

In 1928, his great-grandson, Charles Nusse, opened a workshop in Paris to print and bind ledgers recognised for their unique paper and impeccable look. He then added diaries to the range and thus established with Exacompta, the group’s brand and quality policy..

1950

In 1950, Charles Nusse took over the responsibility of the Clairefontaine paper mill, and proposed to school children notebooks with satin smooth paper that made writing a delight, with solid and bright covers that contrasted with the mediocre products of the period.

Later on, changing needs and the desire to innovate pushed the group to a position of leader on new markets such as photocopying stationery, filing items, fine arts, calendars, and arts and crafts. The group has also made significant inroads into the luggage sector, personalised items and more recently, development of pictures. In addition to Exacompta and Clairefontaine, there are many other very well-known brands that are the hallmarks of the group: Quo Vadis diaries, Rhodia notepads, Clairalfa and DCP paper, Lalo and Pollen correspondence papers. Encouraged by a constant policy of quality and innovations, the group’s consumers are exceptionally loyal.

Stationery products from five plants, four of which are outside France:

• Printing and writing papers
• Office and filing items
• Fine stationery
• Diaries and personal stationery
• Photo and digital

Paper production, with a capacity of 240,000 tonnes from three plants that use virgin fibers and one plant that uses recycled fibers.

SETTLEMENTS AND INTERNATIONAL BRANDS

 
Settlements and international brands

ORGANIZATION CHART

 
Exacompta Clairefontaine Organization Chart