History

Empresas CMPC is characterized by having a strong organizational culture, with a seal of keeping its commitments, honesty, a well done job and personal endeavor. These values have been shared by the entire organization throughout its history ever since it was established in 1920.

1920 – 1959 Compañía Manufacturera de Papeles y Cartones

  • 1920

    CMPC is established. It produces paper, cardboard and wheat stram-based pulp at the Puente Alto mill.

  • 1938

    Start-up of newsprint production in Chile on machine Nº 9 at the Puente Alto paper mill.

  • 1940

    Acquisition of the Pinares forest and start of the first radiata pine plantations at the BioBio Region of Chile.

  • 1951

    Start-up of the Valdivia paper mill, initially producing newsprint and kraft.

  • 1959

    Start-up of the Laja mill, the first wood pulp mill in Chile.

1960 – 1989 Chilean producer with worldwide presence

  • 1960

    CMPC exports the first bale of wood pulp to south America.

  • 1972

    New paper bag facility in Chillán.

  • 1978

    Construction of a molded pulp trays mill and a tissue mill in Puente Alto, Chile.

  • 1980

    A new tissue products mill is inaugurated in Puente Alto, Chile

  • 1985

    Start-up of the Mulchén sawmill.

  • 1986

    Purchase of INFORSA, and sale of Papeles Bío-Bío.

1990 – 1999 Regional Expansion: Argentina, Peru, Uruguay

  • 1990

    Launch of a eucalyptus planting programme in Chile

  • 1991

    CMPC´s first foreign investment, with the acquisition of the Argentinean nappy producer Química Estrella San Luis S.A.

  • 1991

    Start-up of the new Pacífico wood pulp mill in the Araucanía region in Chile.

  • 1994

    Acquisition of IPUSA (tissue) in Uruguay and FABI (paper bags) in Argentina.

  • 1995

    Start-up of two new tissue paper mills at Talagante (Chile) and Zárate (Argentina).

  • 1996

    Acquisition of the Argentinean tissue producer La Papelera del Plata. Start-up of the tissue business in Peru.

  • 1997

    Consolidation of the pulp business with the acquisition of 100% of the Santa Fe and Pacífico mills

  • 1997

    Start-up of a new line to produce corrugated paper for boxes

  • 1998

    Start-up of the Maule boxboard mill in the district of Yerbas Buenas, Chile

2000 – 2009 Regional Expansion: México, Brasil, Ecuador, Colombia

  • 2003

    Acquisition of Forestal y Agrícola Monteáguila with large eucalyptus plantations in Chile

  • 2004

    Construction starts on the Santa Fe II wood pulp mill, with a production capacity of 780,000 tonnes a year.

  • 2004

    Expansion of the Maule boxboard mill.

  • 2006

    Acquisition of ABSORMEX in Mexico (tissue).

  • 2006

    Start-up of line II of the Santa Fe pulp mill.

  • 2007

    Start-up of a plywood mill at Mininco in the Araucanía region in Chile.

  • 2007

    Acquisition of the Colombian company Drypers Andina, which produces and sells babies’ nappies.

  • 2008

    Expansion of the Maule cartonboard mill.

  • 2008

    Start-up of three new tissue paper machines in Argentina, Peru, and Uruguay

  • 2009

    Acquisition of the Guaíba wood pulp mill in the state of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil from Aracruz.

  • 2009

    Purchase of Melhoramentos Papéis with operations in the state of Sao Paulo in Brazil.

  • 2009

    Start-up of a new paper mill in Mexico.

2010 – 2017 Leading Latin American Pulp and Paper producer

  • 2010

    A new tissue mill starts up at Gachancipá in Colombia, with a production capacity of 26,000 tonnes a year.

  • 2011

    Inauguration of the new corrugated box mill at Pichil in Osorno, Chile

  • 2012

    CMPC obtains FSC® (FSC-C006246) certification of all its forests in Chile and Brazil.

  • 2012

    CMPC's Board of Directors approved Guaíba's second pulp line for US$2.1 billion in Brazil.

  • 2013

    Construction starts on the Guaíba II wood pulp mill in the state of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil.

  • 2013

    Closure of the Papeles Río Vergara mill at Nacimiento in the Bío-Bío region.

  • 2013

    New double width tissue paper machine in Talagante, Chile.

  • 2015

    Start-up of the Guaiba II pulp mill, Brazil.

  • 2015

    New double width tissue paper machine in Altamira, Mexico.

  • 2017

    New double width tissue paper machine in Cañete, Peru.