lucca district

The territory of the province of Lucca where the paper district is located comprises an area of twelve municipalities (Capannori, Porcari, Altopascio, Pescia, Villa Basilica, Borgo a Mozzano, Fabbriche di Vallico, Gallicano, Castelnuovo Garfagnana, Barga, Coreglia Antelminelli, Bagni di Lucca) and covers about 750 square kilometres. Thanks to the abundance of water and to the northern wind which distinguish the territory, as well as its strategic position in Italy and in the Mediterranean basin, paper production started here back in the 13th century its long tradition.

Overall, the paper and cardboard sector of the Lucca district comprises over 100 companies with a turnover of 3.500 million Euro and over 6.500 employees. Such figures represent only a part of the Lucca district which includes a part of the mechanical engineering sector, in particular linked to the production of machinery (with a turnover of over 2.500 million Euros and over 8.000 employees) and several satellite activities offering different products and services. 78% of companies are paper mills which produce paper for corrugators, tissue and cardboards for industrial, food and packaging uses, while the remaining part is constituted by converting companies. The Lucca district, with about 900.000 tonnes per year, controls about 80% of the national production of tissue paper (17% of the European datum) and it covers about 40% of the national corrugated cardboard production (5% of the European datum) with about 1.000.000 tonnes per year.

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