Lucart, a multinational Italian industrial group founded in the province of Lucca in 1953, is one of the main producers in Europe of tissue products (paper articles intended for daily consumption, such as toilet paper, kitchen paper, napkins, tablecloths, handkerchiefs, etc.) airlaid products and mono-glazed paper. The company's over 65 years of activity have allowed it to develop great know-how, experience and the technology needed to make top-quality products capable of meeting the customer's needs in the best way possible. The production systems installed at the Group's various plants make it possible to manufacture a wide range of products with complete control over every phase of the production process, from the choice of raw materials to the definition of the characteristics of the finished product.
Lucart's production capacity is equal to 360,000 tons of paper/year, split over 12 continuous machines (one of which for air-laid paper) and 65 converting lines. The company's production activities are distributed over 3 Business Units (Business to Business, Away from Home and Consumer) operating in the development and sales of various products with distinctive brands such as Tenderly, Tutto, Grazie Natural and Smile (Consumer area), Lucart Professional, Tenderly Professional, Fato and Velo (Away from Home area).
The ranges include products created to satisfy the needs of different types of users, from large companies to end consumers. The consolidated turnover is equal to about € 450 million, with a total workforce of more than 1,500 employees, 10 production plants (5 in Italy,1 in France and 1 in Hungary, 3 in Spain) and a Logistic Center in Italy.
The Diecimo (LU) plant is one of the largest facilities in Europe dedicated to the production and conversion of tissue paper. Lucart has always represented a company with a strong aptitude for innovation. For example, it was the first Italian company to develop the pulp de-inking technique for the production of tissue paper and of thin mono-glazed paper for flexible packaging. Lucart also developed the first system in Italy capable of recovering the cellulose fibres contained in Tetra Pak® containers, an eco-revolutionary project that has allowed us to obtain top-quality paper in full respect of the environment. The quality of the products and the respect for the environment are always the basis of the Group's strategic choices, proven by the various certifications it has obtained, such as Ecolabel (the first Italian company to be certified), PEFCTM, FSC®, UNI EN ISO 9001 and 14001 etc. The facility in Diecimo is one of the first integrated industrial facilities, paper mill and converting on the same site, in Europe for the production of tissue paper and to have obtained EMAS environmental registration.