The Inapa Group operates in 10 countries: Alemanha, França, Espanha, Portugal, Áustria, Holanda, Bélgica, Luxemburgo, Turquia e Angola.
In Germany, Inapa owns Papier Union and Papyrus Deutschland, the most recent acquisition of the Group, whose sales represented approximately 61% of the Group’s paper business, Inapa Packaging and ComPlott in the visual communication area. Through its infrastructure, it also distributes paper in Austria and the Netherlands.
Germany is the Group’s largest market, holding a market share of approximately 40% in paper distribution, following the closing of the acquisition of Papyrus Deutschland GmbH & Co KG.
In France, with the acquisition of the French operation of Papyrus in 2016, Inapa became the largest paper distributor in this market. The Group’s total sales in this
geography represent approximately 25% of the Group’s turnover. In the packaging business area, Inapa owns Semaq, Carton Service and Embaltec.
Inapa Spain is currently the third largest player in the Spanish market after the acquisition of Burgo Group distribution business in Spain, under the brand Ebix, in 2010. Its sales represent approximately 6% of total consolidated paper sales.
Inapa’s Portuguese subsidiary is leader in Portugal in the paper distribution business, representing 4% of total consolidated paper sales. In Portugal, the Group also owns Inapa Packaging focused in the business of packaging distribution and Inapa Comunicação Visual operating in the Viscom area.
In Belgium and Luxembourg, Inapa is primarily focused on the Office segment, being the leading paper merchant in that segment. The combined sales of these geographies represent approximately 1% of the Group’s total consolidated paper sales.
The Group decided to invest in 2009 in Angola, in order to exploit the existing potential in less mature markets, following its strategy of consolidating the paper sector.
In 2013, Inapa has entered the Turkish market with the acquisition of the paper distribution company Korda. Korda is in the top three of the paper distributors in this market, being one of the few operators with a national scale, through its three warehouses (Istanbul, Ankara and Gazientepe). The Turkish market has been experiencing strong growth in recent years.