UPM-Kymmene develops its project operations in the Asia Pacific region

UPM-Kymmene Asia Pacific Projects unit will be established in Singapore. The unit will be headed by Mr. Olof Bärlund. In charge of technological matters is Mr. Heikki Peltola reporting to Mr. Bärlund. In legal matters the unit is supported by Mr. Heikki Ylikangas, based in Helsinki.
In addition, the unit includes the UPM-Kymmene Representative Office to be established in Beijing. The China office will be headed by Ms. Soile Korhonen, reporting to Olof Bärlund.
The main function of UPM-Kymmene Asia Pacific unit is to deal with matters related to the APRIL alliance, and to develop UPM-Kymmene's presence in China and the Asia Pacific Region.
Furthermore, Schauman Wood will establish a Branch Office unit in Japan from 1 January, 2000. The unit will be headed by Mr. Hannu Viitikko. Schauman Wood's sales to Japan were earlier handled by an agent.