The BO Paper Group is the largest producer of High Yield Thermomechanical Fiber Papers in Latin America. With more than six decades of experience in the production of printing and writing papers for the publishing market, the company brings together three industrial units operating in Chile and Brazil, with an industrial capacity of approximately 500 thousand tons per year. BO Paper offers high performance and quality of its products and services seeking to combine the sustainability of its operations with the highest technological levels of the industry, fulfilling the governmental and market requirements with social and environmental efficiency.
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BO Paper Bio Bio, located in the south of Chile, is the first business unit of the group, created in 1957. Operating mainly in the Andes and Central American markets, BO Paper Bio Bio is one of the largest paper makers of Latin America. Relying on modern technology and continuous improvement in its processes, it is recognized by high standards of efficiency and productivity, as well as offering world-class products.
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60,000 tons of thermomechanical pulp
BO Paper Arapoti started its operations in 1925 in the old mother factory, symbolically recognized as the unit that made the evolution to the current site possible, which began operations in 1992 with one of the most modern facilities of the paper industry in Latin America. The Unit is a producer of coated papers of low weight and thermo-mechanical fibers of high yield for the market. It is a leader in the paper market for Latin American publications, offering a wide portfolio of printing and writing products and a line of Special Papers for the Auto Adhesives and Flexible Packaging markets. Certified by ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, CERFLOR and FSC®, it works in a sustainable manner in its operations and also in the development of the socio-environmental management of the region with its suppliers and employees.
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BO Paper PISA has been operating since 1984 in Jaguariaíva and is located 30 kilometers away from BO Paper Arapoti, exploring synergies with the other industrial unit of the group in Paraná. It is the largest producer of newsprint in Latin America (the only producer in Brazil) and meets the demands of the graphic and publishing market in the region. It acts heavily in the Brazilian market and also distributes its products to markets such as Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, the United States, Central America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Certified FSC®, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001, it operates with operational and socioenvironmental excellence, being recognized as one of the most efficient plants in the production of newsprint in the world.
The Arapoti Mother Factory, a pioneer in paper-making in Brazil, starts its operations
Papeles Bío Bío is created by the CMPC group (Chile).
After just 23 months from its creation, the Pisa plant starts its operations, controlled by the O Estado de São Paulo newspaper.
The New Zealand group Fletcher Challenge becomes a shareholder of Pisa and conducts a capital increase with forest assets.
PBB is sold to the Fletcher Challenge group (New Zealand).
Inpacel inaugurates more modern facilities in the city of Arapoti.
The Norske Skog Group acquires the paper operations of Fletcher Challenge and the shares of the newspaper O Estado de São Paulo and starts to control the operations of Pisa.
Papeles Bío Bío is acquired by Norske Skog (Norway).
PBB is acquired by the consortium Inversiones BO S.A. (Chile).
PBB becomes a shareholder of Pisa (49%).
Pisa becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of the Chilean group Papeles Bío Bío.
The Arapoti plant, from Stora Enso - a Swedish-Finnish group, is acquired by PBB.
The brand represents the history of the Group in its first and important role as a paper producer since the inauguration of the paper mill in Chile until its expansion with the subsequent acquisitions of the factories in Brazil and, mainly, the extension of the product line with the beginning of the production of thermomechanical Fibers (high yield).
Represented by each item in our production chain - from employees to final consumers of products and special papers.
The colors refer to the shareholders (Papeles Bio Bio) that, when defining the identification of green and yellow for the group, also representing the growth of its activities with the investments made in Brazil.
It alludes to our product (paper coils), to the origin of the product (reforestation wood), the main raw material of our new Thermomechanical Fiber Market and the destination of our products.