Since its foundation in 1888, Fedrigoni has specialised in fine paper for printing, editing, labels, bookbinding, packaging and paper products. While this remains very much at the heart of the business, the company continually creates new paper processes and technologies that satisfy the ever-changing aesthetic and technical demands of the market. Thanks to an advanced logistics system benefiting from 11 warehouse branches in Italy and seven abroad, Fedrigoni builds strong relationships with customers and provides them with highly tailored services, with very fast turnaround times. By collaborating closely with customers, Fedrigoni creates specially customised paper products along with the 2,500 standard items that are always in stock.
Giuseppe Antonio Fedrigoni, after a long period dedicated to commerce in paper, began paper production in 1888 in the Verona Paper mill,that was subsequently expanded by his son, Antonio.
From 1931, Gianfranco Fedrigoni, assisted by brothers Renzo and Arrigo, gave new impulse to the development of the company.
The Varone paper mill was taken over in 1938 and the Verona Mill - completely destroyed during the Second World War - was rebuilt in 1945.n The Adamas Paper Mill was set up in South Africa in 1948 (later sold to Sappi in 1964); the Arco Mill was founded in 1963.
The three mills (Verona, Varone and Arco) were merged in 1979 to form Cartiere Fedrigoni & C. S.p.A. Since then, Group development has continued with special emphasis on the "converting" sector, with the creation of Arconvert in 1989 and the take-over of Manter SA (Manipulados del Ter SA) in 1993, on European distribution through the dedicated companies distribution companies in Germany (1987), Spain (1989), France and Great Britain (1993). As from the 1st January 2000: the Fedrigoni Group was re-organised, with the transfer of production and commercial operations to the new Fedrigoni Cartiere S.p.A.
At the end of 2001, the Fedrigoni Group was awarded the tender issued by "Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato" for the acquisition of "Cartiere Miliani e Fabriano" (heirs to the century-old tradition of Italian paper-making) and its subsidiaries (Cartamano S.r.l., Miliani Immobiliare S.r.l. and S.I.C.M.A. S.r.l.).
Fedrigoni Asia began operations in April 2006 with head offices in Hong Kong. The company will handle sales of Fedrigoni papers in the Far East and Oceania
Fedrigoni never flags in the attention it pays to sustainability and respect for the environment: that attention starts with its raw materials, which it sources exclusively from suppliers who practice responsible environmental policies, and its production facilities, whose energy comes from cogeneration plants, and continues right through to the finished product and distribution. The Group has dedicated many years to expanding its range of papers bearing FSC® Chain of Custody certification. By 2010, the company had achieved a percentage of no less than 85%. Read more.
Our most important asset is our people. It’s their dedication and passion that make our business what it is. In return, we are committed to giving all of our employees the skills and training they need to reach their full potential. Across the group, we have nearly two thousand employees in seven countries. We ask all of our employees to comply with the Group’s Code of Ethics, which endorses principles of transparency, fairness, trust and good working conduct, as well as setting clear and consistent standards for health, safety and environmental management. Every year, around 75% of our permanent workforce attend at least one training course, which is either managerial or technical/specialist (excluding technical on-the-job-training). This adds up to almost 20,000 hours of training each year. We make safety in the workplace a priority. Around 900 employees take part in health and safety courses, workshops and events every year. Our health and safety monitoring across the group shows that these have resulted in a sharp reduction in accident frequency and seriousness, as well as a decrease in average sick-leave periods.