UPM Pro RFID Alliance – a new network of expert professionals and companies

(UPM Raflatac, Tampere, November 11, 2009) – UPM Raflatac is proud to introduce a new and strong global network of RFID professionals. The UPM Pro RFID Alliance is a powerful network of expert companies covering the whole RFID value chain. Together the partner companies can offer end-users the best RFID solutions to meet even the most challenging requests and inquiries.

As the leading manufacturer of passive HF and UHF tags, UPM Raflatac has now gathered the best and most dynamic group together with the goal to take the RFID industry further. UPM Raflatac is ready to start new business development initiatives with its alliance partners.

As the UPM Pro RFID Alliance is a network of industry professionals and companies, it is also a guarantee of high quality service and delivery. The sharing of technological, operational and marketing knowledge will support end-users in implementing RFID applications. Moreover, the Alliance can also invest in joint-marketing projects.

UPM Pro RFID Alliance is constantly evolving and improving its network. All partners are listed on UPM Raflatac's RFID web site: www.upmrfid.com. The new partner search option leads the end-users to meet the most suitable companies to work with. UPM Pro RFID Alliance can offer the end-users a total RFID system especially designed to meet and even exceed their needs.

For more information, please contact:
Mr Samuli Strömberg, Vice President, Marketing, RFID, UPM Raflatac, +358 40 740 9588

About UPM Raflatac
UPM Raflatac, part of UPM’s Engineered Materials business group, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of self-adhesive label materials and the world’s number one producer of HF and UHF radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and inlays. UPM Raflatac has a global service network consisting of 14 factories on five continents and a broad network of sales offices and slitting and distribution terminals worldwide. UPM Raflatac employs 2,600 people and made sales of approximately EUR 1 billion (USD 1.4 billion) in 2008. Further information is available at www.upmrfid.com.