Philippe Durand, previously Managing Director of Seyert Provence, a company of the Palm group, is the new president of Carton ondulé de France (COF). He succeeds Bertrand Arnault. Serge Fourcade, Managing Director of Saica Pack France, remains Vice-President in accordance with the applicable statutes.
During his term as President of COF, Philippe DURAND wishes to continue to strengthen the promotion of corrugated cardboard and corrugated cardboard packaging, the primary vector for distributing products in France and worldwide.
COF is the professional organization of French corrugated board manufacturers. Its mission is to promote a key industrial business, which represents more than a quarter of the packaging sector in France and is illustrated as a model of circular economy. The sector employs 11,600 people, on 73 production sites, and produces 2.82 million tonnes (5.59 billion m2) of corrugated cardboard for a turnover of 3.09 billion euros (2018 figures).