On Wednesday 27 April 2016, Paprec Group, the chemicals company Arkema, Ségolène Royal, Minister of the Environment, Energy and Marine Affairs, Emmanuel Macron, Minister of Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs, and three other partners, signed the Reverplast agreement.
This project aims to bring recycled materials into the manufacturing of new thermoplastic materials designed for the automobile, yachting and wind-powered markets.
The project is part of a new plan to guide companies in their circular economic approach launched by the government, known as "Commitments for green growth", helping Paprec Group to continue its commitment to the circular economy.
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April 26, 2016
PAPREC GROUP'S FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT RECOGNISEDPaprec Group saw its finance department win a prize on 14 April this year during the sixth edition of the finance leader awards.
Charles Antoine Blanc, Financial Director of Paprec Group, received the silver award in 2016 in the "Financial management: industry, energy and transport" category during the ceremony held at the Pavillon d'Armenonville in Paris.
April 04, 2016
THE BENETEAU GROUP PUTS ITS TRUST IN PAPREC GROUPThrough its Paprec Ouest 85 subsidiary, Paprec Group has won a three-year contract on the 25 sites of the Vendée-based group Beneteau, the world number one in sail boat construction. This represents 8,000 tonnes of waste to be treated annually.
January 07, 2016
PAPREC ACQUIRES VAN GANSEWINKEL'S FRENCH SUBSIDIARYA strengthening of Paprec’s presence in its historical activities in the Nord département.
Van Gansewinkel France is a regional recycling company, based in Béthune (F-62), processing 80,000 tonnes of waste per year, half of which is paper, the other half comprising wood, plastics and industrial waste. The company employs 70 people and has turnover of about 15 million euros. This activity goes back a long way in the region, previously in the form of the Nord Recylage, Gibert Recylage and Del Rosso entities.
The sale is part of the strategy of Van Gansewinkel’s, which seeks to concentrate primarily on strengthening its position as market leader in the Benelux.
Van Gansewinkel France’s activities are part of the core business of the Paprec Group, the French specialist in recycling and recovering materials. This transaction strengthens the group’s presence in the Nord–Pas de Calais–Picardy region by adding to its already-existing regional network at Harnes and Quesnoy sur Deûle (Lille conurbation).
Jean-Luc Petithuguenin, founder and CEO of Paprec Group, stated: “The acquisition of Van Gansewinkel France is fully in line with the strategy of strengthening Paprec’s market share in its historical activities in the Nord département of France. I would like to welcome the 70 employees who are joining us in the recycling adventure. For the past 25 years, we have been spearheading the great transformation that is under way, whereby waste is recovered as a priority instead of being discharged into landfill or incinerated. The circular economy is central to our business project, and recycling offers us the opportunity to go further in treatment methods that reduce carbon emissions.”
Wim Geens, Van Gansewinkel’s Director for Belgium and Luxembourg, stated “As part of our strategy, which as a priority aims to concentrate on strengthening our position of market leader in the Benelux countries, we have found the best possible partner. I am pleased to see the employees of Van Gansewinkel France join a family business that is growing fast and will give them the means to maintain the business momentum that we have put in motion.”
For Paprec Group: Process led by Paprec Group (Charles-Antoine Blanc and Jérémy Kowal), Weil, Gotshal & Manges (Frédéric Cazals, Anna Blot), EY (Emmanuel Picard, Richard le Piouffle).
For Van Gansewinkel: KPMG Corporate Finance (Julian Parsons, Nicolas Manceau, Alban Miclo, Anthony Rivares), Fidal (Christine Blaise-Engel and Anne Frotté from the Paris office, Alice Baillet and Jean-François Blaret from the Lille office).
December 18, 2015
JEAN-LUC PETITHUGUENIN, VICE-PRESIDENT OF FEDERECOn 17 December last year, Federec, the federation of recycling companies, celebrated its 70th anniversary. During this event, Jean-Luc Petithuguenin, the founder and CEO of Paprec Group, was nominated to the position of Vice-President of the federation.