Europcell GmbH was started in Hanau, near Frankfurt, Germany in 1995 as an international sales company for forest products. From those beginnings the company has expanded to cover all continents.
The initial geographic focus was Eastern Europe, but we have steadily expanded our network of suppliers and customers. Currently Europcell is active throughout Europe, as well as in Asia, North Africa, North and South America.
The product line has likewise expanded, from pulps to a wide range of papers, viscose and fiber cement grade pulps, packaging papers and boards, graphical papers and boards, and specialty papers.
Europcell is a privately owned company employing 60+ people today. We turn over some 750,000 tons of forest products per year, as agents or reseller depending on requirements.
1995 Foundation of Europcell GmbH by Sebastian Hetzmann, selling wood pulps within Europe
1996 Establishment of Europcell Zellstoffhandels GmbH in Vienna / Austria
1996 First sales in MENA region
1997 First sales in CIS countries and Asia
2001 Foundation of Germex GmbH, a Europcell group company specialized in synthetic fibres
2004 First sales of wood pulp into the viscose fiber industry
2006 Establishment of representative office in Qingdao / China
2007 Start of business in South & Central America
2008 Own representatives in Europe, Asia and the Americas
2012 Foundation of Europcell Hongkong Ltd.
2012 Establishment of Fiber Cement business unit
2015 Opening of representative office in Guangzhou / China
2016 Volume initially exceeds 750,000 mt per year