1997 – 2009
Expansion and Diversification

Timelines: History 1997 – 2009<br />Expansion and Diversification

Always on the lookout for growth opportunities and anticipating the adverse impact of digital technology on demand for publication papers, the Company started to expand into new activity sectors in the late 1990s. One of its most remarkable developments was the acquisition of Scott Papers’s Canadian assets in 1997, which led to the creation of its Tissue Products division. The Company also created an Energy division in 2004.