Variety's the spice of life, and Spicers Paper has an ample cupboard full of exclusive printing papers to choose from. The company, a paper merchant, converts and distributes fine papers used to produce annual reports, brochures, and other commercially printed communications. Its portfolio includes coated and uncoated, as well as specialty and sustainably produced products from major paper makers, such as Arjo Wiggins, Oji Paper, and Stora Enso. Spicers Paper sells worldwide from locations in the US, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Malaysia. The company was a subsidiary of PaperlinX, Australia's largest paper merchant, until mid-2012, when it was acquired by Central National-Gottesman (CNG).
CNG is a global papermaker that distributes wood pulp, paper, paperboard, and newsprint to markets in 60 countries. It obtained Spicers in order to enhance its presence on the West Coast. PaperlinX divested Spicers in order to restructure and reduce costs; it retained its Spicers operations in Canada.
Spicers traces its origins to UK, where it was founded in 1786. One hundred years later the company established a presence in Australia through the acquisition of William Detmold. Acquisitions have fueled the company's expansion, particularly into new geographies. – less