Brussels, 30 January 2014
Sappi Fine Paper Europe has learned yesterday that the Bundeskartellamt (German Federal Cartel Office) will not pursue the complaint that PaperlinX Limited and its German subsidiary Deutsche Papier Vertriebs GmbH have brought against it on 4 December 2013.
The Bundeskartellamt decision comes as no surprise. Sappi Fine Paper Europe’s position has always been that its commercial practices in Germany and in any other country in which it operates are fully compliant with the applicable competition laws and that PaperlinX’s accusations are entirely unfounded.
Sappi Fine Paper Europe (SFPE) is the leading European producer of coated fine paper used in premium magazines, catalogues, books and high-end print advertising. Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, Sappi Fine Paper Europe is recognised for innovation and quality. Its graphic paper brands include Magno™, Quatro™, Royal™, Galerie™, GalerieArt™ and Jaz™ ranges. Algro®, Fusion®, Leine® and Parade® are the brands for speciality labelling, topliner, packaging papers and boards. Sappi papers are produced in mills accredited with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification and EMAS registration for all our mills in the EU. SFPE’s mills hold chain-of-custody certification under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) and/or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC™) schemes.
Sappi Fine Paper Europe is a division of Sappi Limited (JSE), a global company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with over 14,000 employees and manufacturing operations on three continents in seven countries, sales offices in 50 countries, and customers in over 100 countries around the world. Learn more about Sappi at www.sappi.com.