Updated on 27.03.2015

InstitutionalBackground

1967

Aracruz Florestal starts out in Espírito Santo and first eucalyptus are planted.

1968

Aracruz Celulose founded.

1978

Operational start up of first Aracruz industrial unit, in Espírito Santo.

1985

Inauguration of Portocel, Brazil’s only port specializing in the shipping of pulp, in Espírito Santo.

1988

Votorantim Group purchases a pulp and paper venture in São Paulo.

VCP founded.

1992

VCP buys Papel Simão.

1997

VCP begins to operate an exclusive terminal in the port of Santos.

1999

Inauguration of the Aracruz Produtos de Madeira industrial unit.

2000

VCP shares start to be traded at the New York Stock Exchange.

Aracruz participates in Veracel joint venture.

2001

VCP acquires a 28% equity stake in Aracruz Celulose.

2002

Start up of Aracruz’s third mill – “Fiberline C” – in Espírito Santo.

2004

Aracruz signs the UN Global Compact.

2005

Start up of Veracel Celulose, Aracruz’s joint venture with Stora Enso in Bahia.

Aracruz included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

VCP’s shares are included in the São Paulo Stock Exchange’s Bovespa Corporate Sustainability Index.

2006

VCP announces an asset exchange with International Paper and assumes the Horizon Project, in Mato Grosso do Sul.

2008

VCP signs the UN Global Compact and is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

VCP and Suzano set up Conpacel (Consórcio Paulista de Papel e Celulose).

2009

Operational start up of a third berth at Portocel.

VCP completes the negotiations for the merger with Aracruz.

Operational start up of the Três Lagoas mill (MS), with a production capacity of 1.3 million tons/year of pulp.

Emergence of Fibria, world leader in the production of market pulp, as a result of the merger between Aracruz and VCP, a major corporation employing 15,000 staff and with an annual production capacity of approximately 5.4 million tons of pulp and over 300,000 tons of paper.

2010

Fibria joins the BM&FBOVESPA New Market.

2011

Conclusion of sale of Conpacel and KSR assets to Suzano Papel e Celulose.

Sale of Piracicaba Unit to Oji Paper.