About Spicers

Spicers Canada is a leading distributor of fine paper, graphic arts supplies, sign and display media, and industrial packaging products and equipment.

For the past 70 years our expert and friendly staff have provided products, services and support to customers across Canada.

Our headquarters is in Vaughan, Ontario, with 15 distribution centres strategically located across Canada. Our Toronto and Winnipeg locations also include sheeting facilities and many of our locations offer Cash and Carry stores to local customers.

We employ over 500 employees across Canada that are united by a common set of Values.

We are committed to being a trusted and dependable partner to our customers, our employees and our suppliers.

Core Guiding Principles

VALUE – Pursuit of relevant solutions that improve profitability for our customers, suppliers and employees.

COURAGE – Innovation and progress begin by extending our comfort zone.

EXCELLENCE – Providing the highest standard of work creates an undeniable competitive advantage.

SIMPLICITY – Pursuit of a structure easy to understand and free of internal and external barriers.

SPEED – Clear communication of expectations and vision assures efficient execution.

EMPOWERMENT – Ownership of how our strategy is administered lies at a local level.

Spicers History

2015 – Central National-Gottesman Inc. (CNG), one of the world’s largest privately held pulp, paper, packaging and tissue companies purchased Spicers Canada Limited.  Now named Spicers Canada ULC.
2012 – Coast Paper, Roll-O-Vert and Spicers in Canada consolidate into one proud company, Spicers Canada Limited.
2006 – PaperlinX acquired Cascades Resources and began operating under the Spicers brand. PaperlinX becomes the leading distributor of fine paper and graphic arts supplies and equipment in Canada.
2002 – PaperlinX completed its geographic coverage of Canada by acquiring Montreal-based L.P. Turgeon Inc., a trusted distributor of printing and writing papers.
2001 – PaperlinX expanded in North America with the acquisition of the Vancouver-based Coast Paper Limited, a leading independent merchant of high performance printing and office papers in Canada.
2000 – PaperlinX Limited is formed.
1996 – Spicers Paper acquired major paper distribution businesses in Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong.
1994 – Acquisitions are consolidated as one company, Spicers Paper Inc.
1985 – 91 – Spicers Paper grows with the acquisition of seven paper distribution and paper marketing companies in the United States.
1978 – Australia and New Zealand consolidated its position.
1969 – Spicers Paper extended its network to New Zealand.
1896 – Spicers Paper was established in Australia.

Our Parent Company

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Central National-Gottesman Inc. (CNG) is one of the largest privately held pulp, paper, packaging and tissue companies in the world.  CNG is a fifth-generation family-run company that has been in the paper business for more than 125 years.

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