The Sofidel Group, a privately-held company owned by the Stefani and Lazzareschi families, is a world leader in the manufacture of paper for hygienic and domestic use. Founded in 1966, the Group has subsidiaries in 12 countries – Italy, Spain, Sweden, the UK, Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, Romania, Greece, Turkey and the USA – with more than 5,500 employees. With a consolidated turnover of 1,809 million Euros (2015), Sofidel is the second ranking group in Europe in terms of production capacity in the tissue sector (1,050,000 tonnes per annum). “Regina”, its most well-known brand, is present on almost all the markets. Other brands include: Softis, Le Trèfle, Sopalin, Nouvelle, Thirst Pockets, KittenSoft, Nalys, Cosynel, Yumy, Soft & Easy, Volare, Onda, Lycke, Nicky, Papernet, Heavenly Soft. A member of UN Global Compact and the international WWF Climate Savers programme, the Sofidel Group considers sustainability a strategic factor with regards to growth and is committed to promoting a sustainable development.
Areas of competence, expertise and contributions in tissue
Sofidel operates an integrated production cycle, which goes from producing paper reels to transforming them into the finished product (toilet paper, kitchen paper, paper napkins and paper handkerchiefs), generating four business lines: Own brands, Private labels (and third party products), Away From Home (AFH), Parent reels (semi-finished products: paper.