UPM Raflatac achieves ISO 9001:2008 certification for its Rio de Janeiro labelstock factory

(UPM Raflatac, Mills River, NC, USA November 30, 2012 at 10:00 EST) – UPM Raflatac has recently achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification for the manufacture, slitting and sales of pressure sensitive labelstock produced at its factory in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. To achieve this certification, the Rio operation implemented a quality management system conforming to the ISO 9001:2008 standard that demonstrated strong customer focus, consistent and reliable production processes, and a commitment to continuous improvement.

The certification of the Rio de Janeiro factory is an extension of UPM Raflatac’s global ISO 9001:2008 certificate. The company’s factories in Australia, China, Finland, France, Malaysia, Poland, South Africa, Spain,Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the USA have also developed quality management systems that conform to the ISO 9001:2008 standard.

“UPM Raflatac’s strong commitment to quality is evident in the ongoing investments that the company makes in product innovation and process automation,” says Maurício Médici, General Manager, UPM Raflatac Brazil. “We are pleased to achieve this important certification and look forward to continuing to enhance the products and services we provide our customers in Brazil.”

For further information please contact: 
Mr. Maurício Médici, General Manager, UPM Raflatac Brazil
Tel. +1-55-11-8713-0513
Ms. Patricia Lähepelto, Head of Communications, Americas, UPM Raflatac
Tel. +1-828-279-6340

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 14 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 USD 1.6 billion (EUR 1.1 billion) in 2011. Further information is available at www.upmraflatac.com.