Our history

Papeteries Léon Martin
Artwork -  Papeteries Léon Martin's factory

A human-sized, stable, and sustainable company

We are an independent family company that has been in activity since 1895. The company's management has always been passed from father to son, from Léon to Emile and then to Jacques MARTIN.

About forty employees carry on the paper making trade under Hélène MARTIN's supervision.

Our region has developed real expertise over the centuries. At that time, paper mills flourished and paper was handmade. The paper industry is the traditional Couserans industry.

Our company is part of this history: built in 1808, by decree from Napoleon I, to produce cannonballs, the blast furnace and the forge were rehabilitated to making paper in the nineteenth century.