UPM Raflatac opens distribution terminals in St Petersburg and Istanbul

(UPM Raflatac, Tampere, 23 September 2009 at 09:30 EET) – UPM Raflatac has opened a new slitting and distribution terminal in St Petersburg. The new terminal will supply the Russian labelling market with high-quality film and paper labelstock.

“We’re very excited to be the first pressure sensitive manufacturer to open our own distribution facility in Russia. This investment signals our commitment to the Russian market, where it will significantly improve our service capabilities. Our customers can now enjoy shorter delivery times, smaller order sizes and a wider range of products – each being essential to success in today’s challenging economic climate,” says Tapio Kolunsarka, Senior Vice President of UPM Raflatac in Europe.

In the beginning of 2010, UPM Raflatac will open a new slitting and distribution terminal in Istanbul to supply the local labelling market with high-quality film and paper labelstock.

“Demand for our products has seen strong growth in Turkey in the past year, and we’re committed to offering the local market a wide range of products with fast delivery. This investment is also perfectly in line with our strategy of strengthening the service network and gradually growing our market share in Eastern Europe,” says Mr Kolunsarka.

UPM Raflatac has recently completed a global development programme incorporating new production facilities in the USA and China, a brand new production and logistics centre in Wroclaw, Poland.

For further information please contact:
Mr Tapio Kolunsarka, Senior Vice President, UPM Raflatac Europe, tel. +358 40 550 0953
Mr Dmitrij Strechin, Country Manager, UPM Raflatac Russia, tel. +7 985 776 2459
Mr Burak Yildirim, Country Manager, UPM Raflatac Turkey, tel. +90 530 391 9444

This press release will be available in other languages under ‘News & Publications’ on the website: www.upmraflatac.com

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 in 2008. Further information is available at www.upmraflatac.com.