UPM Raflatac doubles the RFID tag production capacity in Finland

Archive 28.2.2007 0:00 EET

(UPM Raflatac, Tampere, February 28, 2007) - UPM Raflatac, a leading manufacturer of RFID tags and inlays, announced today that it is doubling the RFID tag and inlay production capacity at its Jyväskylä production plant in Finland. With this capacity increase the company addresses rapidly growing demand for both HF and UHF products.

The additional RFID tag production capacity will be installed and ready for use in March 2007, when UPM Raflatac RFID production plant in Jyväskylä, Central Finland moves to new, modern premises in the same area. In addition to production in Finland, UPM Raflatac has an RFID production plant in North Carolina, USA. Both production plants serve RFID markets globally.

"Our sales have developed positively over the past two years. To support growing customer demand, we've decided to increase our production capacity in Finland. With twice the capacity we'll be able to secure our leading position in the market", says Christer Härkönen, Senior Vice President, RFID at UPM Raflatac.

For further information please contact:
Mr Heikki Pikkarainen, President, UPM Raflatac, tel. + 358 40 760 5758
Mr Christer Härkönen, Senior Vice President, RFID, UPM Raflatac, tel +358 50 569 3342

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 sales of approximately EUR 1 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.

About UPM
UPM is one of the world’s leading forest products groups. The Group's sales in 2006 were EUR 10 billion, and it has about 28,000 employees. UPM's main products include printing papers, converting materials and wood products. The company has production plants in 15 countries and its main market areas are Europe and North America. UPM's shares are listed on the Helsinki and New York stock exchanges. www.upm-kymmene.com