Sappi Press Release l 10 tonnes of Royal paper for Benelux champions of Sappi Royal Challenge Bike Race

Brussels, 23 October 2012


The sun came out to greet the 15 teams competing in Sappi fine Paper Europe's Royal Challenge Bike Race on Saturday 13th October. The 4 members of Benelux’s Team Roto (Rotosmeets) demonstrated true endurance skills, and team work, by claiming victory in the 70km time trial. Held around Sappi’s Nijmegen paper mill in Holland, the event marked the launch of a new range of product brochures for Sappi Royal Roto, Sappi Royal Press 400 and Sappi Royal Xpress, some of Sappi’s best known products used for leading magazines, catalogues, inserts, flyers and commercial print.


Ian Brune, Managing Director, Sappi Benelux said, “What a great event! The 15 teams who participated, made up of clients, customers and Sappi employees really gave it their all over the 70km circuit. The post event award ceremony and BBQ gave us the opportunity to engage and connect with those who matter. We were very honoured to host former world champion Marc Wauters(BE) to present the prizes which included 10 tonnes of Royal paper as first prize!”


Prizes were also awarded to Roularta Sprinting (Roularta Printing – Benelux) in second place, and Berger Bike (Druckerei Ferdinand Berger – Austria) in third place. The winner of the hand crafted carbon framed bike was Bart Blanckaert from Roularta Printing. For further details of the circuit and the event, and to see photographs of the winners, please visit Sappi’s Facebook page!/SappiEurope?fref=ts


The new product brochures will be available from Sappi sales offices throughout Europe. For more information on the products please visit




Notes to the Editor


Winning Times

Team Roto
Rotosmeets - Benelux
Roularta Sprinting
Roularta Printing - Benelux
Berger Biker
Druckerei Ferdinand Berger - Austria


About the Nijmegen Mill, The Netherlands:

Sappi’s Nijmegen Mill is one of Europe’s largest suppliers of coated fine paper in reels, specifically designed for heatset web offset printing.

Certifications: ISO 9001 / ISO 14001 / EMAS / OHSAS 18001 / PEFC CoC / FSC™ CoC / FSC™ CW / ISO 50001 energy management

Capacity: 240,000 tons per annum


About Sappi

Sappi Fine Paper Europe 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 and GalerieArt ranges. Algro, Fusion, Leine and Parade are the brands for speciality labelling, topliner, packaging papers and boards. Jaz is the paper brand for digital printing.

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 (NYSE, JSE), a global company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with over 14,900 employees and manufacturing operations on four continents in 9 countries, sales offices in 50 countries, and customers in over 100 countries around the world. Learn more about Sappi at