Proud of producing in France, hand in hand with our local suppliers, we are very happy to announce that we have joined the initiative La French Fab.

Strongly linked to the region and the village of La Rochette-Valgelon, the mill has now re-named to “La Rochette Cartonboard SAS”.

After an impressive participation by our employees following the invitation to share ideas for a new logo, a final version based on the idea of Thibaut Chatanay, who is the 5th generation of his family to work at La Rochette, was now selected. We are very proud of this new, fresh and modern logo which also underlines our strong connection to our region – the Savoie, its mountains, rivers, forests and especially its people.

03. May 2021 – RdM La Rochette (now La Rochette Cartonboard) is acquired by Mutares

Munich/Milan, 30 April 2021 – Mutares SE & Co. KGaA (ISIN: DE000A2NB650) has successfully completed the acquisition of RDM La Rochette S.A.S. from the Italian Reno De Medici (RDM) Group.

La Rochette is located in Valgelon-La Rochette, France and produces Folding Boxboard based on virgin fibers (FBB). The company is the main producer in the FBB market in Southern Europe, with France being the key market. La Rochette serves mainly the pharma and food packaging industries. The products are sustainable and eco-friendly.

With its historical presence and solid market position, the company generates revenues of approx. EUR 120 million and employs around 300 people.
The FBB market is growing rapidly in Europe, since FBB can substitute for plastic and offers the best safety standard when food is in direct contact with the packaging.

Johannes Laumann, CIO of Mutares comments: “La Rochette fits perfectly into the portfolio of Mutares. With our extensive experience in the paper industry, especially with Cenpa and keeeper Stotzheim, producing recycled board and tissue paper respectively, I am convinced that we are the right partner and have the industry expertise to leverage La Rochette’s potential and generate new growth.”