Our group

Our group

Important player in the forestry industry, Fibre Excellence manages pulp production, biomass energy production and timber harvesting activities.

With our headquarters located in Labège, France, and mills producing in the south of France, our products are for customers in France, Europe and around the world.

We are deeply committed to defending the sustainability of our industry. Our products are entirely produced from locally harvested timber according to the international FSC and PEFC forestry certifications.
Fibre Excellence employs over 650 people, thereby supporting local communities. Our mills in the Bouches-du-Rhône and Haute-Garonne regions of France are located in the heart of the French paper sector. It is this rich history and the high expertise of our teams that make us the French leader in our sector.

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560,000 t /year

of paper pulp production capacities

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Our staff

650 employees
10,000 jobs
generated in France

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Processing
Processing of 2 M tonnes

of timber per year

Mill certifications
Mill Certifications

according to the ISO 9001, ISO14001, ISO 45001 standards

Supply of certified timber
Supply of certified timber

according to the FSC
and PEFC standards

Research and development
Research and development

Proposing the solutions
for the future 

An industrial group rooted in its territory

Un groupe industriel ancré sur son territoire

Since the acquisition of the Tarascon et Saint-Gaudens mills in 2010 from Tembec Group, the Fibre Excellence Group has operated independently, under the supervision of the Paper Excellence Group.
With its head office based in Labège, Fibre Excellence runs two pulp production sites (Fibre Excellence Saint-Gaudens and Fibre Excellence Provence) and two forestry subsidiaries, Enviroforesterie (forest management consulting) and Sebso (forestry harvesting). 

It is the only national market pulp producer, with a production capacity of 560,000 tonnes per year and an objective of increasing it in the future. It also contributes to sustainable forest resource management with a proactive policy in favour of sustainable forest management: 85% of suppliers and 35% of the timber entering the factory are certified (PEFC® & FSC® international forestry certifications).

The total workforce is about 650 employees and contributes to about 10,000 indirect jobs in the timber industry.
In 2021, Fibre Excellence Group (French entities) had a turnover of €293 million, of which 84% in exports.
The 2022 and 2024 planned investments amount to between 320 and 350 million euros.

Fibre Excellence Group organisation

Our management team

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Jean-François Guillot
Chairman and Managing Director France

Hervé Debaux Directeur administratif et financier

Hervé Debaux
Administrative and Financial
Director

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Céline Ricard
Management Control Director

Julien Mottard Directeur des Ressources Humaines

Julien Mottard
Human Resources Director

François VESSIERE  Conseiller exécutif en Stratégie, Marketing et R&D

Nathalie Thomas
Executive Assistant

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François Liewin
Fibre Excellence SAINT-GAUDENS Mill Director and TIMBER Supply Director

Roger GIRARD  Directeur Usine Fibre Excellence PROVENCE

Roger Girard
Fibre Excellence PROVENCE Mill Director

François BIERRE  Directeur Commercial

François Bierre
Sales Director

For further information
Contact our management team

Our commitments
Forestry Resources