About Us

 

Sanmerna Paper Products Ltd. was founded in Kingston, Jamaica in 2003, by brothers Robert and Mark White. “Mark, Technical Director, previously worked at a paper company by the name of Paper Processing Limited that was owned by Jamaica Packaging and, at the time, produced paper products while Robert, Managing Director previously worked at Testron International in Atlanta, Georgia. Testron was a manufacturer of chemicals that were used to make soaps and other products for Proctor & Gamble. When both companies closed down simultaneously, Mark and Robert both decided to start a company in Jamaica to manufacture paper products. Mark had extensive knowledge in the process of manufacturing paper products and Robert in sales. Hence, a combination that resulted in the formation of Sanmerna Paper Products Limited.

Sanmerna Paper Products Limited is committed to provide quality yet affordable paper products and excellent customer service

Today, we are considered to be the island’s most dominant manufacturer of paper products, including: bathroom tissue, hand towels, napkins, and medical/bed rolls. We have in excess of 105 employees who operate from our manufacturing plant in Kingston, Jamaica, including sales representatives who service all of Jamaica’s 14 parishes that deliver on a daily basis to those areas. Our customers include wholesalers, retail stores and supermarkets, as well as institutional end-users such as hotels, hospitals, airports, and schools. Sanmerna dominates approximately 75 percent of the Jamaican market because of its high-quality products – produced only from virgin paper – and sold at affordable prices.

Based on our strategic position in the market, we are able to keep a tab on our competition – both local and imported brands – and whether there are changes in products or prices, we are always in the know. Our customers have choices; they could go to any of our competitors however they have continued to purchase our quality products. We are indeed grateful for their loyalty and patronage throughout the years. We commit to providing quality, yet affordable, paper products and excellent customer service through research, technology, and well-trained and highly motivated human resources. We aim to become the preferred business partner, a leader in the market place, and outstanding corporate citizen, thus satisfying the needs of all our stakeholders.

Our Achievements

We are recognized for our business growth and acumen. The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce awarded us Best Small Entrepreneur Award in 2006, and in 2010, we won the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Award for Best Small New Manufacturer. We are also a well- regarded corporate citizen. For instance, Sanmerna Paper Products has been a sponsor of the annually held Miss Waterhouse Beauty Pageant, a local event, whose winners receive hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of scholarships, each year.

Our Mission

Sanmerna Paper Products Limited is committed to provide quality yet affordable paper products and excellent customer service through research, technology, well trained and highly motivated human resource.  We aim to become the preferred business partner, leader in the market place, and outstanding corporate citizens thus satisfying the needs of all our stakeholders.

Meet the Team

A team with shared vision is a team of wealth.

Robert White

Managing Director

Whenever I’m not dancing I always extend a helping hand.

Mark White, JP

Technical Director

Constantly improving production through Technology.

Tanya Richards Davis

Financial Controller

“Time is money” said Tanya.

Veronica Baker

Sales & Marketing Manager

“My customers are my boss” said Veronica.

Shaneen Mcleod, Msc

Business Development Manager

Marcia McCausland – Wilson, JP

Business Support Manager

“Service to one’s country is paramount”

Ephraim Banks

Production Manager

“Time is of the essence”

Corporate responsibility…

At Sanmerna, we strongly believe in community development and nation-building as a result we then created the Sanmerna Foundation. Since the creation of the foundation, we have been extending a helping hand through education, health, technology, sports, and hospitality. Click the link below to find out more about the charity arm of Sanmerna Paper products.