On 1st March 1965 an official order approved Dr. Joaquim Pedro Rasteiro’s petition to install a printing and writing paper factory in either the district of Aveiro or Coimbra.
Consequently, on 24th November 1965 the incorporation deed of Inapa – Indústria Nacional de Papéis, S.A.R.L., was signed by its founders: Joaquim Pedro Rasteiro, Vasco de Quevedo Pessanha, Eduardo Rodrigues de Carvalho, Eduardo Furtado, Carlos Marques de Sousa, Vasco Luís de Castro, António Brandão Veludo, Mário de Oliveira, Justino Pereira da Cruz, Álvaro Braga da Cruz, Fernando Cruz and SOCEL – Sociedade Industrial de Celuloses, S.A.R.L..
Inapa was constituted as a producer of white writing and printing paper, and was the first national large-scale paper factory.
Situated in Setúbal its fabril unit was born semi-integrated with a pulp producing company, SOCEL, which was nationalized in 1975 and gave rise to what is now Portucel.
Inapa remained a paper producer until February 2000, when it sold its industrial assets and focused on its paper distribution activity, which started in 1978.
More recently, Inapa expanded its operations to two new business areas, packaging and visual communication.
First paper production machine