Miquel y Costas & Miquel, S.A. is a company whose history goes back as far as the 18th century. In 1879, the MIQUEL Y COSTAS brothers decided to turn their family paper business, wich had been in existence without a break since 1725, into a limited company.
The present company was incorporated in 1929, and the Miquel y Costas Group now consist of thirteen subsidiaries and associated company, all centred on the paper industry and covering everything from marketing to services.
From the outset the principal line of business has been the manufacture of fine and specialty lightweight papers, with the main specialisation being hi-tech cigarette papers.
The bulk of the output, after suppliying the domestic market, is exported. The company has long experience in the export market, as shown by the fact that for almost 125 years it has had its own sales agents and a large customer base in Havana, Mexico City, Valparaiso, New York, and other places.
The company's state-of-the-art technology, developed in house, enables it to be present in the major world markets, including those that are most demanding when it comes to total quality. Consequently, customers and their requirements have always been the focal point of the company's business.
Proven expertise in the manufacture of specialty papers, backed up by systematic research and long technical experience, have enabled the Group to expand its ranges to include other products with a similar technological basis.
The result of these efforts and experience is the high quality achieved in the production of cigarette papers, rolling papers, printing papers, specialty papers and textile pulps, which has made the Miquel y Costas Group one of the top Spanish manufacturers of specialty lightweight papers and among the worldwide leaders.
Industrial activity is marked by a high level of integration, making optimum use of synergies in the fields of applied research and technologies, both with the development of new products and, in particular, with products relating to the control and management of processes, in which the Group is making significant advances.