Ciotola s.r.l. (ASE for short) is an integrated sales, marketing and manufacturing organisation, family-owned (A=Alfonso; S=Salvatore; E=Emidio), with 40+ years’ experience in the field of speciality papers. Since 2001, along with our manufacturing operations at SPM in the Czech Republic for security substrates, Ciotola s.r.l. have been supplying speciality papers and security components to central banks, minting corporations, state-owned and private security printers, as well as to the largest paper merchants and converting industries in more than 35 international markets, worldwide.

ASE headquarters, ISO 9001 certified since 2011, is located in Padua, Italy, with branch offices in Morocco, the UAE, Ethiopia and Sudan. The group employs more than 20 experts of various nationalities.

In 2019, ASE took control of SPM (Security Paper Mill) in STETI, Czech Republic.

ASE’s expertise ranges from the classical to the most sophisticated paper products. Industry leaders from several sectors are ASE partners, allowing us to offer a complete array of products for the Graphic Arts, Technical Packaging and Labelling sectors.

A key area is Security: from base papers for cheques, passports and stamps to security certificates and banknotes. ASE bids directly on security substrate tenders from central and private banks as well as government institutions.

ASE has efficient commercial, financial and logistics structures offering Industry the most innovative, tailor-made solutions – from Europe to the Middle and Far East, from Africa to Central America.


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