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CEPI Partners

CEPI Partners

The Partnership Programme is open to stakeholders in the pulp, and paper or cardboard industry, namely machine and/or chemical suppliers with a direct link to paper manufacturing.

Current CEPI Partners are:



Voith is active in the markets energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transportation & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs almost 40,000 people, generates €5.6 billion in sales, operates in about 50 countries around the world and is today one of the biggest family-owned companies in Europe.
Paper making has a long tradition at Voith. As early as 1859, Johann Matthäus Voith built the first wood grinder for the production of paper from wood fiber. Today, a large proportion of the world’s paper production is performed on Voith paper machines. The company focuseson solutions for an efficient, resource-sparing paper production. Using new processes and concepts, Voith is working intensively on the paper production of the future. The company is a pioneer in waste paper preparation. After developing the technology decades ago, Voith was the first to make the production of paper from waste paper actually possible. Since then, Voith engineers have continually improved and refined the process.

Facts and Figures

  • Founded in 1867
  • Almost 40,000 employees
  • € 5.6 billion in sales
  • Operates in about 50 countries around the world
  • CEPI partner since 2010




Omya is a leading global producer of industrial minerals, mainly fillers and pigments derived from calcium carbonate and dolomite, and a worldwide distributor of chemical products. Its main segments of activity are: Paper, Paints, Coatings, Adhesives, Plastics, Animal Feed, Food, Construction, Environment and Agriculture. Omya’s roots date back to 1884 when the company was founded by Gottfried Plüss-Staufer in Oftringen, Switzerland. In the beginning the company engaged in the production of glazier’s putty by combining fine chalk with linseed oil.

The use of minerals in papermaking is a practice that has long been known. Owing to the acidic conditions of paper making in former times, kaolin clay and talc were the main materials used as filler. But highly cost efficient and abundant calcium carbonate in combination with a lot of pioneer work of Omya changed the process conditions from acidic to neutral and alkaline some 30 years ago. Its use spread and today it is the most important filler and coating pigment for the paper making process. Today it is natural that almost all paper and cardboard contain calcium carbonate: coated and uncoated, wood-free and wood-containing papers as well as to an increasing extent, board and packaging grades.

Facts and Figures

  • Founded in 1884
  • Headquarter in Switzerland
  • More than 100 locations in over 50 countries
  • 7 000 employees
  • CEPI partner since 2010




Buckman is committed to finding ways to innovate and improve across a mill’s entire operation, from river to reel. We provide leading-edge chemical solutions, industry know-how, and collaborative problem solving to lower pulping costs, refine recycling and deinking processes, save energy, Improve productivity and quality, enhance paper attributes and create efficiencies in time and cost.

Facts and Figures

  • Founded in 1945
  • Present in more than 90 countries
  • First European base in Gent, in 1964
  • Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee U.S.A
  • CEPI partner since 2012




Pöyry is an international consulting and engineering company. It serves clients globally across the energy and industrial sectors and locally in its core markets. It delivers strategic advisory and engineering services, underpinned by strong project implementation capability and expertise. Its focus sectors are power generation, transmission & distribution, forest industry, chemicals & biorefining, mining & metals, transportation and water.

Facts and Figures

  • Founded in 1958
  • Employs about 6,000 experts
  • Head office in Vantaa, Finland
  • Net sales in 2014 were EUR 571 million
  • CEPI partner since 2015




Valmet Corporation is the leading global developer and supplier of technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Valmet’s services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and plant improvements and spare parts. The strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bio-energy production. Valmet’s advanced automation solutions range from single measurements to mill wide turnkey automation projects. The company has over 200 years of industrial history and was reborn through the demerger of the pulp, paper and power businesses from Metso Group in December 2013.

Facts and Figures

  • Net sales in 2014 were approximately EUR 2.5 billion.
  • Employs 12,000 professionals 
  • Head office is in Espoo, Finland
  • CEPi Partner since 2015