Europcell GmbH was founded in Hanau, near Frankfurt, Germany in 1995 as an international sales company for forest products.
The initial focus of our business was in Eastern Europe. In the course of further development we have continuously expanded our network of customers and suppliers. Today Europcell is active throughout Europe as well as in Asia, North Africa, North and South America.
Our product portfolio is growing continuously and includes not only paper pulp, pulp for fiber cement and viscose fiber production but also the entire range of papers, packaging papers, cardboard, graphic papers and specialty papers.
Two decades after its foundation, Europcell is still a dynamically growing, privately owned company with more than 80 employees. We move over 1,000,000 tons of forest products annually – as agent or trader according to the wishes and needs of our respective business partners.
1995 Foundation of Europcell GmbH by Sebastian Hetzmann, selling wood pulps within Europe
1996 Establishment of Europcell Zellstoffhandels GmbH in Vienna / Austria
1996 First sales in MENA region
1997 First sales in CIS countries and Asia
2001 Foundation of Germex GmbH, a Europcell group company specialized in synthetic fibres
2004 First sales of wood pulp into the viscose fiber industry
2006 Establishment of representative office in Qingdao / China
2007 Start of business in South & Central America
2008 Own representatives in Europe, Asia and the Americas
2012 Foundation of Europcell Hongkong Ltd.
2012 Establishment of Fiber Cement business unit
2015 Opening of representative office in Guangzhou / China
2016 Volume initially exceeds 750,000 mT per year
2017 Foundation of Europcell Trading Guangzhou Limited / China
2017 Start Tissue trading central Europe
2018 Own representative in Ho-Chi-Minh-City / Vietnam
2020 Growth of the viscose and polyester fiber business in Central Europe
2020 Business volume exceeds 1 Mio tons per year for the first time
2021 Acquisition of two pulp agencies in Europe
Foundation of Europcell GmbH by Sebastian Hetzmann, selling wood pulps within Europe
Establishment of Europcell Zellstoffhandels GmbH in Vienna / Austria