Double A Alizay Mill Makes First Shipment of Paper to the Middle East

A team of workers at Double A's Alizay mill in France gather in front of the first shipment of finished paper products headed for the Middle East.

July 30, 2013 - Double A said that its Alizay paper mill in France has begun exporting product to key markets in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

"The first consignment to the Middle East is a proof of a successful restart and we are proud of this achievement," said Thirawit Leetavorn, Double A Senior Executive Vice President.

According to Double A, six containers of high quality paper were shipped out of the Port of La Havre at the end of July and are expected to reach the Port of Jebal Ali in Dubai by third week of August.

More shipments out of Alizay to other Double A key markets will soon follow, the company said.

“This is just the beginning of our commitment to growing the brand in Europe by making France our production base," Leetavorn added. "France is a strategic location and Double A’s acquisition of Alizay is a strategic move to strengthen our global reach and to get closer to our customers."

Double A bought the Alizay mill in January of this year from the French government and restarted the mill in late-June. The mill has an annual production capacity of about 300,000 tons of coated and uncoated paper.

Thailand-based Double A is a global leader in premium copy paper and is one of the most advanced fully integrated pulp and paper manufacturers in the world. For more information about Double A, visit

SOURCE: Double A