With an annual turnover of approximately one billion euros, over 95% of which comes from international markets, Inapa is the leading paper distributor in Western Europe.
Its activity began in 1965 as the first large-scale Portuguese paper mill and, with the expansion of the Group's geographical boundaries, the business strategy changed and, in addition to focusing on paper distribution, Inapa invested in two business areas with high growth and profitability potential: Packaging and Visual Communication.
Inapa's Portuguese subsidiary - Inapa Portugal - is the leading paper distributor in Portugal, accounting for 3% of consolidated sales.
In this country, the Group also has Inapa Packaging for the packaging distribution business
and Inapa Viscom for the Visual Communication area.
Inapa España is currently the third largest player in the Spanish market after acquiring Grupo Burgo's paper distribution
business in Spain, under the Ebix brand, in 2010. Its sales represent around 3% of consolidated sales.
With the acquisition of Papyrus' French operation in 2016, Inapa France became the largest paper distributor in this market. The Group's total sales in this geography represent approximately 22% of turnover. In the packaging business area, the Inapa Group owns Inapa Packaging SAS, Semaq and Embaltec SAS. At the end of 2022, the Group concluded the acquisition of LOOS, a specialised company in the sale of printing equipment and consumables for visual communication (Viscom) in France.
In Belgium and Luxembourg - with Inapa Belgium - Inapa is mainly dedicated to the "Office" segment, and is the leading paper distributor in that market. The combined sales of these geographies represent approximately 1% of the Group's total paper sales.
Germany is the Group's largest market, where it holds a leading position in paper distribution with Inapa Deutschland - which resulted from the merger of Papier Union and Papyrus Deutschland - representing approximately 70% of the Group's sales. In this geography, the Group also owns Inapa Packaging and Inapa ComPlott, in the Packaging and Visual Communication areas, respectively. Through its infrastructure, it also distributes paper in Austria and the Netherlands.
In 2013, Inapa entered the Turkish market with the acquisition of Korda, a paper distribution company.
Korda is one of the top three paper distributors in this market, being one of the few operators with a national scale
through its three warehouses (Istanbul, Ankara and Gazientepe).