Papeteries de Vizille
The company

The company

The company
Vizille paper mills
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Vizille paper mills

A paper mill set in the an exceptional location

Processed paper pulp Papeteries de Vizille. Surroundings

Vizille paper mills manufacturing site is set in the Romanche Valley between the Alpine massifs of Oisans and Belledonne, near Grenoble. Its production units and administrative offices are fully integrated. This breathtaking location is a daily source of inspiration to the company guiding it unceasingly towards its goals of quality, top-of-the-range paper [link to paper business page] and respect for the natural environment [link to Sustainable development page] that surrounds it. 

Core businesses – paper- and sack-making

Sack Vizille paper mills Watermarked paper and hologram applications

Vizille paper mills has focussed its core businesses on two distinct national and export market segments:

  • Speciality papermaking
  • Manufacture of medium and large kraft paper sacks 

The history of Vizille papers mills

The Duke of Lesdiguieres

The first paper mills appeared in the Vizille Plain during the 15th century, and were acquired by the Duc de Lesdiguières in 1593.

The first modern paper machine was installed in 1824 on the Papeteries de Vizille site and was replaced by a number of newer models until 1975 when the current PM5 paper machine was installed.

In 1984, the Vicat group took over the Papeteries de Vizille business. Since then, regular investments made into the production facilities have enabled its products to keep pace with ever-changing market developments.

Vizille paper mills's commissioned its first medium and large paper sack manufacturing line in 1985.

Today, Vizille paper mills's investment policy is geared to research and development.