UPM Raflatac opens a slitting and distribution terminal in Ukraine

Archive 10.8.2012 11:30 EEST

(UPM, Helsinki, 10 August 2012 at 11.30 EET) – UPM Raflatac has opened a new labelstock slitting and distribution terminal in Kiev, Ukraine. The terminal will supply both film and paper label materials to customers in Ukraine.

“By opening a terminal UPM Raflatac is setting superior service level in this dynamic market.  Ukrainian printers will receive customs-cleared, net-width slit materials sold in local currency from a direct supplier,” says Dmitrij Strechin, Area Sales Director, Eastern Europe and Middle East. “We’ll be providing customers with finishing quality according to European standards, fast delivery to each part of this vast country, professional sales and technical support. We’re confident our partners will enjoy real benefits.”

The new Ukraine terminal further strengthens UPM Raflatac’s position in the Eastern European market. During 2009 to 2012, UPM Raflatac has opened a labelstock factory in Poland, and new slitting and distribution terminals in St Petersburg and Moscow in Russia, and Istanbul, Turkey.

For further information, please contact:
Mr Dmitrij Strechin, Area Sales Director, Eastern Europe and Middle East, UPM Raflatac,
tel. +7 495 411 0054

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

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 13 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 in 2011. Further information is available at www.upmraflatac.com.

About UPM
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

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