The history of Mintra goes back to 1964 when it was a publishing house for scientific books called the Egyptian Book House (EBH) created by Mr. Selim A. Cassis.
In 1976, EBH entered the binding and laminating market by importing these products and selling them in the Egyptian market. Later on, in the late 80s, the Egyptian government started encouraging the Egyptian producers and stopped companies from importing finished goods. This decision encouraged Mr. Selim A. Cassis to create in 1989 its first factory in 6th of October City and named it Misr for industry and Trade (Mintra) as per the suggestion of Mr. Ahmed Ghoneim, general attorney at the time and a close friend of the Cassis family.
This factory would produce its own binding and laminating products for the Egyptian market and started to export to France in 1990 to Lamirel Co. (lately acquired by Fellows USA). This step put Mintra on the production platform.
In 1997, and due to its expansion, Mintra build a factory in Nasr City, where it updated its machinery and entered the filing production market which included lever arch files and invested in Polypropylene extrusion and its products: PP ring binders, folders, box holders besides PVC welding.
In 2003, Mintra invaded the notebooks market using its in-house PP and Binding machines to produce covers and wires used in notebooks. Mintra’s marketing team would create attractive designs all over the year and the flow of notebooks started flowing from Mintra factory to students, professionals and every person in permanent search of innovation and quality among Egyptian products to be proud.
Now, Mintra exports 88% of its production to the United States, Europe and Africa while holding the label “Made in Egypt / Fabriqué en Egypte / صنع فى مصر”