In focus

CPH shares are listed on the Swiss stock exchange for 20 years

In June 2001, CPH Chemie + Papier Holding AG shares were traded on the Swiss stock exchange for the first time.

When CPH shares were first traded on the Swiss stock exchange in June 2001, the CPH Group looked different from today: it consisted of the Uetikon and Perlen Groups. The Uetikon Group comprised the chemistry business, which at 46% accounted for the largest share of sales of CHF 333 million. The Perlen Group comprised the paper and packaging activities.

Twenty years ago, CPH was strongly focused on Switzerland and generated almost half of its sales in the domestic market; today the figure is 11%. Thanks to continuous expansion in recent years, the Group is well positioned internationally and operates production sites in Europe, Asia, North and South America.

Today, a shareholder group of the founding families holds just under one-third of the shares, the rest of the shares are in free float.