We manufacture paperboard for packaging and graphic applications with scrap or certified virgin fibers. Our line of products has life.
We have the green stamp and stories to tell. We transform, recycle, we reinvent ourselves. An eternal new beginning.
Yesterday we made hats; today, paper: a paperboard full of possibilities. We like to experience, co-create, to deliver quality products and relationships that expand the market.
Past, present, and future of transformation.
In 2022 we celebrate Papirus’ 70th Anniversary. Our founders crossed the ocean and started a company that has always loved to transform. Our seven decades pack stories of transformative DNA, relationships of value, and flexibility. We are celebrating much more than 70 years.
We celebrate a past of achievements, a present of protagonism in the circular economy, and a future of transformation that puts a spark in the eyes of each person involved with our work. Check out what we`ve recovered from our history in the presentation below. It will be updated as we post on social media.
Papirus was officially established in 1952, when the plant in the city of Cordeirópolis, state of Sáo Paulo, was acquired and started producing paperboard to make packaging for Dante Ramenzoni`s hats, and Cia Ban-Tan`s men`s clothing.
Our journey started much earlier, in 1894. But that`s a topic for another post. In 2022 we are celebrating our 70th anniversary and we will bring memories through #tbts here on social media, on Thursdays
Our #tbt today goes back 15 decades and brings back the Italian origins of the Ramenzoni brothers, Dante and Lamberto, the forefathers who founded Papirus. Sons of Antonio Ramenzoni and Emília Dazzi, Dante Ramenzoni was born in Bologna in 1870 and his brother Lamberto Ramenzoni was born in Parma nine years later.
The family arrived in Brazil in 1892 to start our history.
On November 23, 1892, Dante and Lamberto Ramenzoni landed at the Port of Santos coming from Genoa, Italy, on a steamer called Sud America. At that time, immigrants bound for São Paulo would take the train to go up up the mountain and arrive at a station located inside the Hospedaria dos Imigrantes (Immigrant Inn), now turned into the Memorial do Imigrante (Immigrant Memorial).
Two years later, the family opened its first factory in Brazil and began the pioneering and innovative journey that originated Papirus.
Two years after the Ramenzoni brothers arrived in Brazil, they opened their hat factory, which would become the embryo of Papirus. In this #tbt we bring back the memory of Industrie Italiane al Brasile: il cappellificio Dante Ramenzoni (Italian Factories in Brazil: the Dante Ramenzoni hat factory), which was established in 1894, in the Cambuci neighborhood, in São Paulo.
We reach the beginning of the year 1900 in our #tbt, and we recall that, for the Ramenzoni brothers, the most emblematic thing they could do for their business to grow would be to have happy employees, who felt fulfilled with their ability to perform their duties, and who were also well paid. As Brazil was still in its early stages regarding labor rights, union organizations and human resources, Dante and Lamberto Ramenzoni raised these banners, including guiding the employees themselves to fight for better working conditions. And that`s how they reached new stages of growth. Dante with a more political-social role, engaging people, and Lamberto showing the importance of technique, of the exquisite finishing of the product they manufactured.
Papirus was established in 1952, when the Ramenzoni family, of Italian origin and great tradition in the manufacture of hats (Ramenzoni) and shirts (Bantan), decided to also produce the raw material to pack their products. They then acquired a paperboard factory in the countryside of São Paulo, which after a few years became the family’s main business.
In 1972 they built their current industrial plant, in Limeira, a city 131 km from São Paulo.