Compagnie Industrielle de Paulhac (CIP)

CIP designs and manufactures cardboard packaging: folding cartons, boxes, sleeves and counter displays. The company is located in Paulhac, a village 70km south of Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne region of France. We specialize in the luxury sector, our main markets being cosmetics, perfumery and spirits.


  • 1992: CIP printing company is funded
  • 1996: Plant expansion and conversion to folding cartons production
  • 1997: Acquisition of our first 920×1020 offset press
  • 1998: First ISO9001 certification
  • 2003: Integration of prepress activity with the acquisition of a CTP press
  • 2007: Expansion of plant with an additional 2200m2
  • 2010: First FSC® certification
  • 2020 : First Ecovadis® certification

Why our customers trust us

  • A family-run company on a human scale
  • A technical-sales team at your service throughout France
  • Packaging 100% made in France
  • Fully integrated printing, finishing and converting processes
  • Reactivity and flexibility: we respond to your urgent needs as quickly as possible
  • Quality commitment with ISO9001 certification
  • Commitment to society and eco-responsibility with Imprim’Vert label and FSC® and Ecovadis certifications

Machine park

  • Prepress department equipped with CTP
  • Offset printing
  • Format 720X1020, 6 traditional or UV colors, water-based and/or UV coating
  • Format 1200×1600, 6 colors, water-based or UV coating
  • Hot foil stamping and embossing
  • Autoplaten die-cutting
  • Folder/gluer
  • Numerically controlled die-cutting and inkjet printing for samples and pre-runs

Innovation and development

  • Integrated design office: creative and proactive, our design office provides customized solutions to your problems.
  • CAD prototyping: if required, we can produce 1:1 scale prototypes in white.
  • A department for launching new projects: our team of experienced technical experts will support you in your projects to best meet your needs: from basic technical advice to optimizing the number of colors in your files, including the creation of specific effects on request.
  • Innovation => we’re constantly coming up with new creative print media, coatings, eco-friendly components and more.