(UPM Raflatac, Tampere, March 20, 2012 at 16:00 EET) – UPM Raflatac has opened a new slitting and distribution terminal in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The terminal began operations in early March and will supply both paper and film labelstocks to customers in Argentina.
The new terminal demonstrates UPM Raflatac’s commitment to improving its service capabilities and product offering to meet growing demand in the South American region. “The opening of our new terminal in Argentina is an important strategic step for UPM Raflatac. We are excited to offer our high-quality labelstocks and to be able to significantly improve our service capabilities to the market in Argentina,” says Jouko Lähepelto, Senior Vice President, Americas & Asia Pacific.
The Argentina terminal complements UPM Raflatac’s service network in South America, comprised of a labelstock factory in Rio de Janeiro and a slitting and distribution terminal in Jaguariúna, Brazil.
For further information please contact : Mr Felipe Llerena, General Manager, Argentina, UPM Raflatac Tel. +549 11 5919 4499
Mr Jouko Lähepelto, Senior Vice President, Americas & Asia Pacific, UPM RaflatacTel. +1-828-275-0243
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. UPM Raflatac has a global service network consisting of 12 factories on six continents and a broad network of sales offices and slitting and distribution terminals worldwide. UPM Raflatac employs 2,400 people and made sales of over EUR 1.1 billion (USD 1.6 billion) in 2011. Further information is available at www.upmraflatac.com.
UPM leads the integration of bio and forest industries into a new, sustainable and innovation-driven future. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. UPM consists of three Business Groups: Energy and pulp, Paper, and Engineered materials. The Group employs around 24,000 people and it has production plants in 16 countries. UPM's annual sales exceed EUR 10 billion. UPM's shares are listed on the Helsinki stock exchange. UPM – The Biofore Company – www.upm.com.