History

Sequana’s history dates back to the creation of the Maison Worms in 1848, a diversified holding company. 1999 was the next key milestone in the birth of Sequana Group, with the buyout of Arjomari Prioux by Worms & Cie.

Starting in 2007, the Group then gradually refocused on the paper sector. Today, Sequana operates in the distribution of papers, packaging products and visual communication materials with Antalis, and the production of recycled and specialty papers with Arjowiggins. To know more about our history.

  • Sale of Arjowiggins Security BV (the Dutch VHP banknote paper mill)

    Safeguard proceedings (Procédure de Sauvegarde) ordered on 15 February by the Commercial Court in favour of Sequana; safeguard plan approved by the Court on 12 June

    Distribution of 18.30% of Antalis International stock to Sequana shareholders, allowing for an IPO of Antalis International via direct listing on Euronext Paris

  • Acquisitions by Antalis in the sectors of Papers (Ireland), Packaging (Peru), and Visual Communication (Norway)

    Sale of Arjowiggins Healthcare to Meeschaert Private Equity in partnership with the company's management team

    Sale of the remaining stake held by Arjowiggins in Arjo Systems and Arjo Solution to the Impala Group

  • Sale of Arjo Wiggins Ltda (Brazil) to the Fedrigoni Group

    Accelerated expansion of Antalis in the Packaging business with the acquisition of 6 distributors (UK, Scandinavia, Estonia)

    Sale of 85% stake in Arjo Systems and Arjo Solutions to the Impala Group

    Closure of Wizernes and Charavines mills in France

  • Industrial restructuring plan intended to reduce significantly Arjowiggins’ exposure to the commodities segment and optimise the production of the Creative Papers Division.

    Financial restructuring of the Group intended to enable Arjowiggins to fund its transformation plan and Antalis to pursue its external growth strategy

    Disposal of Appleton Coated (USA)

  • Antalis acquires Xerox’s office paper distribution business in Western Europe

    Closure of Ivybridge mill (UK)

    Sale of Casting Papers business to the Favini Group

  • Closure of three Arjowiggins mills (Argentina, Denmark, UK)

    Antalis acquires four packaging distributors (Germany, Chile, Czech Republic, UK)

    Signature of the UN Global Compact by Sequana, Antalis and Arjowiggins

    Bpifrance Participations (formerly FSI) became Sequana’s majority shareholder

  • Sale of Decor, Abrasives, Thin Opaque and Fine Arts paper businesses at the mills of Arches (France) and Dettingen (Germany) to the Munksjö Group

    Sale of Antalis’s Office Supplies business

  • Disposal of non-strategic or loss-making assets at Arjowiggins (Decor China, carbonless copy papers) and at Antalis (Promotional Products)

  • Arjowiggins acquires Greenfield, a producer of premium recycled paper pulp.

    Adoption of the corporate name Sequana

  • Acquisition of MAP by Antalis who becomes the leading paper distributor in Europe.