UPM Raflatac opens new slitting and distribution terminal in India

(UPM Raflatac, Tampere, August 31, 2007 at 12:30) – UPM Raflatac celebrates today the opening of a new slitting and distribution terminal in Mumbai in India. The new terminal provides slitting facilities for UPM Raflatac’s filmic and paper labelstocks. It also strengthens the company’s delivery capabilities to customers in the region with shorter delivery times and a more diverse product range.

"The investment demonstrates UPM Raflatac's long-term commitment to the Indian labelling market. We believe our customers will appreciate our local supply of high-quality filmic labelstock range, as well as our renowned specialty range of paper laminates. Most importantly, we intend to provide a superior service experience," says Jussi Vanhanen, Senior Vice President, UPM Raflatac Asia-Pacific.

UPM Raflatac is investing heavily in the Asia-Pacific labelling business. In addition to the new terminal in Mumbai, UPM Raflatac has recently announced the establishment of a new terminal operation in Auckland, New Zealand and in Bangkok, Thailand. In March, the company celebrated the grand opening of its new world-class pressure sensitive labelstock production facility in Changshu, China. During 2006, slitting and distribution terminals were opened in Jakarta, Indonesia and Guangzhou, China. UPM Raflatac currently operates factories in the Asia-Pacific region in China, Malaysia and Australia.

For further information please contact:
Mr Heikki Pikkarainen, President, UPM Raflatac, tel. +358 40 760 5758
Mr Jussi Vanhanen, Senior Vice President, UPM Raflatac Asia-Pacific, tel. + 86 138 1611 7447

About UPM Raflatac
UPM Raflatac is a world-leading supplier of self-adhesive label materials for a wide variety of needs in product and information labelling. In addition, the company is at the global forefront in the development and high-volume production of HF and UHF radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and inlays. UPM Raflatac has around 2,500 employees and made sales of approximately EUR 1 billion (USD 1.3 billion) in 2006. The company has a global service network consisting of 11 factories on five continents and a broad network of distribution and slitting terminals and sales offices worldwide. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM. Further information is available at www.upmraflatac.com.