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UPM Raflatac opens distribution terminals in St Petersburg and Istanbul

23 September 2009 | Print version

UPM Raflatac has opened a new slitting and distribution terminal in St. Petersburg (Russia). The new terminal will supply the Russian labelling market with high-quality film and paper labelstock.

“We’re very excited to be the first pressure sensitive manufacturer to open our own distribution facility in Russia. This investment signals our commitment to the Russian market, where it will significantly improve our service capabilities. Our customers can now enjoy shorter delivery times, smaller order sizes and a wider range of products – each being essential to success in today’s challenging economic climate,” says Tapio Kolunsarka, Senior Vice President of UPM Raflatac in Europe.

In the beginning of 2010, UPM Raflatac will open a new slitting and distribution terminal in Istanbul to supply the local labelling market with high-quality film and paper labelstock.

“Demand for our products has seen strong growth in Turkey in the past year, and we’re committed to offering the local market a wide range of products with fast delivery. This investment is also perfectly in line with our strategy of strengthening the service network and gradually growing our market share in Eastern Europe,” says Mr. Kolunsarka.

UPM Raflatac has recently completed a global development programme incorporating new production facilities in the USA and China, a brand new production and logistics centre in Wroclaw, Poland.

Source: UPM

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