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The courage to innovate and the pioneering spirit that has marked Suzano's nine decades of history can still be found in our company to this day. Check out the main milestones of our history!

Our story is marked by the drive to do something new every day.

The future has always been part of our present. We planted
a seed that has grown and blossomed. Suzano and Fibria, two legacies, one goal:
a company committed to people, nature and the planet.


Shortly after arriving in Brazil, Ukrainian immigrant Leon Feffer obtains approval for his individual firm, marking the creation of Suzano Papel e Celulose. Seventeen years later, his first paper mill begins operations, in the Ipiranga district of São Paulo, SP.


few years after the research conducted by Max Feffer, Leon’s son, in search of alternative raw material to substitute pine, the company acquires a mill in Suzano to carry out tests. 1956 marks the beginning of the production of pulp from eucalyptus, which revolutionized the pulp industry in Brazil and worldwide.


Suzano is the first company in the world to produce pulp and paper using 100% eucalyptus fiber on an industrial scale. The company had just expanded its production line by acquiring the current Rio Verde Unit (São Paulo State). Fourteen years later, we started exporting to the European market.


Initial production of the Report brand paper, Suzano Papel e Celulose's first cut-size paper. Two years later, Suzano begins to apply biotechnology adopting micropropagation practices in its plantations, also known as in vitro cultivation.


Ecofuturo Institute is created and maintained to this day by Suzano. With initiatives such as the Community Libraries and the management of Neblinas Park, its goal is to transform society through the promotion of reading and environmental conservation.


Launch of Polen®, paper specially developed for the publishing market. Its yellowish hue reflects less light, providing a much more comfortable reading experience.


In a consortium with 50% interest of both companies, Suzano Papel e Celulose and VCP finalize the acquisition of Ripasa, current Limeira Unit (São Paulo State). Suzano acquired all shares in 2011.


Nine years after investing in the company, Suzano acquires full stake in Futuragene, a pioneer in biotechnology and in increased productivity for the forest-based industry. Currently, its structure has laboratories in Israel, China and Brazil.


Lignin pilot plant enters operation at the Limeira Unit. This move enabled the creation of Ecolig in 2017, a high-value-adding product from a renewable source that can replace fossil raw materials, among other applications, in many industries and various segments.


Opening of the Imperatriz Unit (Maranhão State), considered one of the largest and most modern short fiber pulp production plants in the world.


Initial production of Eucafluff at the Suzano Unit, the first fluff pulp from eucalyptus to be made commercially viable in the world. The product is aimed at the segments of sanitary pads and disposable diapers.


Suzano migrates to B3's Novo Mercado. A year later, the first brands of toilet paper, Max Pure and Mimmo, are launched. The focus on consumer goods is strengthened with the acquisition of Facepa, a major manufacturer in the country's North and Northeast regions.


Ten months after the announcement, the merger between Suzano Papel e Celulose and Fibria is concluded and Suzano S/A is created. The company is now as the world's largest pulp producer.


Investing in eucalyptus planting, Norwegian immigrant Erling Lorentzen creates Aracruz Florestal. Aracruz Celulose is formed five years later.


Opening of the first mill of Aracruz Celulose, called Fábrica A. Initially, its production capacity is 400,000 tons per year, and later expanded to 525,000.


Creation of Portocel (Espírito Santo State), to date the only port in Brazil specializing in shipment of pulp.


VCP acquires Papel Simão, currently known as the Jacareí Unit (São Paulo State).


Fibria is born, a world leader in market pulp, resulting from the takeover of Aracruz by VCP. The company is born with 15,000 employees. Tres Lagoas Unit (Mato Grosso do Sul State) opens this same year.


Fibria enters BM&FBovespa's Novo Mercado.


To leverage investments in lignin, Fibria acquires Canadian company Lignol, renamed Fibria Innovations.


Reinforcing its commitment to innovation and business diversification, Fibria opens a nanocellulose pilot plant in Aracruz (Espírito Santo State), with a production capacity of 2 tons per day.

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2023-11-29 15:19:52