In over one hundred year history, Klabin has experienced many transformations and countless achievements. In the following timeline, we highlight some of the most outstanding facts related to Klabin S.A., a company that, since the arrival of its founders in Brazil, believes and invests in the future, focused on sustainable development.
Arrival of Mauricio Freeman Klabin in Brazil.
Mauricio Klabin works in a print shop in downtown Sao Paulo (SP), which he leases, creating the company M.F. Klabin e Irmao. In addition to a print shop, the establishment was also an importer of office supplies.
Founding of Klabin Irmaos e Cia. (KIC), by Mauricio Klabin, his brothers Salomao Klabin and Hessel Klabin and their cousin Miguel Lafer. The company imports stationery products and produces supplies for offices, stores, government agencies and banks.
Entry of Klabin-Lafer family into the papermaking sector, by leasing the Papel Paulista plant, in Vila do Salto de Itu (SP).
Establishment of Companhia Fabricadora de Papel (CFP) by KIC and other shareholders. The plant started operating in 1914.
The office of Klabin, Irmaos e Cia. was installed in Rio de Janeiro, then capital of Brazil.
Klabin is considered as one of the three major producers in the Brazilian papermaking sector.
Sociedade Anonima Jardim Europa is established in Sao Paulo, as Klabin’s associate company. .
KIC leases Manufatura Nacional de Porcelanas S.A. (MNP), in the city of Rio de Janeiro (RJ). Five years later Klabin bought the plant.
Purchase of Monte Alegre Farm in Parana, where the first integrated pulp and paper plant was built in Brazil, initially called Industrias Klabin do Parana and after 1941 Klabin do Parana de Celulose (KPC).
President Getulio Vargas visits Monte Alegre Farm to see the beginning of the araucaria reforestation project in the plant.
Operations begin on Monte Alegre Farm. For the first time in the history of the newsprint sector, a part of the domestic market is supplied by a Brazilian producer. One year later, “Jornal do Commercio” is the first newspaper to be printed on a 100% Brazilian paper, made by Klabin.
Beginning of the corrugated cardboard production in Sao Paulo City, at Companhia Fabricadora de Papel.
Inauguration of President Getulio Vargas Hydroelectric Power Plant (PR), attended by the then president himself. KIC inaugurates a promotional match factory, Fabrica de Fosforos Promocionais, in Sao Paulo.
Establishment of Del Castilho plant (RJ), in the corrugated cardboard sector.
Establishment of Vila Anastacio Plant. At that time, its corrugated cardboard production capacity in Vila Anastacio was considered the largest in Latin America.
Inauguration of paper machine number 6 (Expansion Project III). The event counted on the attendance of then President Joao Goulart.
Start up of operations of kraft paper and long-fiber pulp plant Papel e Celulose Catarinense (PCC), in Lages (SC). It pioneered pulp bleaching in the country, using the chlorine dioxide process.
Start up of operations of Papelao Ondulado do Nordeste (Ponsa), in Goiana (PE), a pioneer in producing pulp out of sugar cane bagasse. Establishment of Celucat Artes Graficas, in Lages (SC) to produce sacks and envelopes.
When the new Corporate Law is introduced, in 1979, the Board of Directors is established, composed of the company shareholders. The professionalization process is carried out in a clear way, with directorships elected by the Board. The managing partners carried out the professionalization of the companies, with the support of experts, and actively participated in the entire process. Klabin goes public on the Sao Paulo, SP, Stock Exchange. Creation of Samuel Klabin Ecologic Park in Telemaco Borba (PR).
Visit of then President Joao Figueiredo for the inauguration of paper machine number 7 (Expansion Project IV). This was Klabin’s first large expansion project.
Start up of Klabin’s phytotherapy program activities.
Beginning of the environmental education projects in Industrias Klabin de Papel e Celulose, in Parana.
Klabin is considered as the largest toilet paper manufacturer in Brazil.
In a joint venture with Kimberly Clark, Klabin Tissue S.A. is created to produce toilet paper. Two years later, its name changed to Klabin Kimberly. That year the separation of the Packaging and the Disposable Business Units takes place.
Klabin’s forests are granted certification by the Forest Stewardship Council®(FSC®) for the adoption of environmentally correct, socially just and economically viable practices. It is the first company in the sector in the Americas to be awarded this certification. The TetraPak recycling machine started operations in Piracicaba Plant.
Creation of Klabin S.A. after corporate restructuring, concentrating operations in one single public company. The structure of the Paper Business Unit is also put into place.
Klabin adheres to the Global Compact, a UN initiative. Beginning of exports of Carrier Board to the North American market. Making new customers abroad with the exports of soluble pulp.
Withdrawal from the newsprint and disposable sectors.
Launching of Klakold cartonboard for packaging perishable and frozen foods. Launching of the Program Caiubi of Environmental Education. Announcement of investment in the expansion of Monte Alegre Plant (PR).
Klabin was granted the Forest Stewardship Council® certification for its forests in Santa Catarina State. In that year, Klabin is also granted FSC® certification for the cartonboard and kraftliner chain of custody in Parana, and becomes the only company in the world to have this seal. Also, the Plasma project is launched: the first plant in the world to recycle aseptic cartons.
Klabin receives the FSC® seal for the production of paper, industrial bags, cartonboard and kraftliner in different plants. It was the first in Brazil to be granted this certification for its cartonboard packaging. The seal guarantees the raw material traceability in the entire production chain.
The FSC® seal is granted for recycled paper and corrugated packaging production in eight plants. Launching of the corrugated pallet, which is lighter and more resistant. Awarding of the FSC® seal for recycled paper in three plants and for corrugated cardboard in four plants. Launching of Caiubi Program of Environmental Education in Santa Catarina.
Inauguration of Expansion Project MA-1100, which places Monte Alegre Plant among the ten largest paper factories in the world and Klabin among the six largest global manufacturers of virgin-fiber cartonboard. A new paper machine doubles the cartonboard production in a process featuring initiatives that promote energy and environmental efficiency. The plant capacity increased from 700 thousand to 1.1 million tons/year.
A new technology that guarantees safe and efficient closing of industrial bags is launched in Lages, SC. Creation and participation in the Development Program in Telemaco Borba and region, based on diversification of the local wood industry, through different local and state governments partnerships.
Purchase of lands to build a pine and eucalyptus pulp mill in Parana. Installation of a new biofuel boiler in Otacilio Costa, (SC), to reduce GHG emissions and fuel oil consumption. Structuring of the Sustainability Committee. Conclusion of a high voltage line in Monte Alegre (PR) that increases energy supply stability and reduces costs .
Announcement of investment of R$ 220 million in a new sackraft machine in Correia Pinto (SC), with 80-thousand-ton/year capacity, to be concluded in 2013.
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