Founded in 2007, L.C.I. Lavorazione Carta Riciclata Italiana srl grew out of the needs of two other businesses, Rowe GmbH and UPM - Kymmene Oyj , to buy waste paper in Italy.
Rowe Gesellschaft fuer Rohstoffhandel Wertstoffrecycling Entsorgung GmbH is one of the largest German municipal paper collectors and waste paper recyclers based in Nuremberg, with two branches in Munich and Dachau.
UPM-Kymmene Oyj is a Finland based company with 54 production plants in 12 countries. UPM deliver renewable and responsible solutions and innovate for a future beyond fissuils across six business areas: UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Paper, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. UPM employ around 19,100 people worldwide and annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM Biofore – Beyond fossils. www.upm.com
L.C.I.'s main objective is to combine the two companies purchasing power in Italy, bring all its suppliers together in one conglomerate and try to help groups of business, local government businesses and local government itself to enhance differentiated waste collection. L.C.I. has also developed a safety valve in Italy for excess waste paper, solving major collection problems and avoiding the disposal of excess material as landfill.
With a turnover of €25,500,000 in just its second year of operations L.C.I. is enjoying strong steady growth . Apart from the two mother companies L.C.I. supplies major paper mills in Austria, France, Germany and Slovenia, is gradually expanding its market into Asia and expecting to reach India, Thailand and Vietnam in 2010 with China in 2011. In the Italian market L.C.I. is committed to improving and increasing specialisation of its differentiated waste product by working with existing platforms to ensure collected material is reusable for a larger number of businesses.
A dynamic internal structure ensures logistical and administrative efficiency.