GPA Becomes Part of the Fedrigoni Group
GPA, Chicago, has officially joined the Fedrigoni Group, effective April 2.
A well-established company serving the specialty paper market in North America, GPA has grown to become a premier source of high-quality substrates and new product innovation-all supported by uniquely talented technical experts. Now, part of the Fedrigoni Group, GPA will focus on the continued expansion of its broad-based portfolio of products and services.
"In concert with our new partner Fedrigoni, this arrangement puts GPA in an incredible position to serve the graphic arts industry," said Bob Niesen, president and CEO of GPA. "Fedrigoni is known and respected worldwide as a manufacturer of fine papers and adhesives, offering over 13,000 SKUs, and with their support, we will continue to develop our innovative product portfolio and offer even greater value to our customers. I look forward to the further innovations and growth we will achieve together."
All current members of GPA's management team will continue to serve the company under the new organizational structure. GPA's customers and suppliers can look forward to growing the strong relationships they have forged, and to greater opportunities for success.
The Fedrigoni Group, based in Verona, Italy, is a leading international player in the production and sale of various types of paper and, in particular, high value-added paper, security products and self-adhesive items with a rich history dating back to 1888. As a specialty manufacturer of fine Italian papers for designers, end-users and printers, the Fedrigoni Group distributes to more than 80 countries worldwide. GPA joins Fedrigoni's world-class network of companies-in 2002, the fine art paper company Fabriano joined the Fedrigoni Group. Fabriano was established in the year 1264 and boasts Michelangelo as one of its satisfied customers.
Fabriano paper, with 750 years of history to its name, is part of Italy's cultural heritage and is chosen every year by millions of students and artists in Italy and throughout the world. Fabriano is also the sole Italian producer of paper for banknotes accredited by the European Central Bank for producing the watermarked paper of the Euro banknotes, and produces security items and security paper for central banks and printing institutes. Fedrigoni's dedication to innovation, quality and strong customer relationships makes the group a perfect fit for GPA.