(UPM Raflatac, Santiago, Chile, January 11, 2018 at 16:00 EET) - UPM Raflatac is pleased to announce that its new labelstock slitting and distribution terminal in Santiago, Chile has officially opened. A grand opening event at the facility complete with a ribbon cutting ceremony marked the occasion on the evening of January 10.
This new terminal allows UPM Raflatac to expand its customer reach and improve its service capabilitiesby offering an expanded range of innovative and sustainable paper, film and specials products - particularly in the wine and craft beverage segments - to customers in the Chilean and surrounding markets including Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay and Peru. The facility features two meter-wide slitting capabilities and UPM Raflatac also has trimless offerings on selected materials.
"UPM Raflatac has the highest quality product portfolio on the market combined with world-class service and we are happy to now be able to offer them to the Chilean and regional pressure-sensitive label markets," says Mark Pollard, Senior Vice President, Global Films SBU & Americas Region, UPM Raflatac. "We look forward to bringing the latest innovations to our trusted partners and growing our businesses together."
"As we continue to expand our presence in South America with the opening of our new Chilean terminal, we will be there to meet customers' needs by offering them all the capabilities of our global company with a local touch," adds Andreu Gombau, Director, Sales, South America, UPM Raflatac.
The brand new terminal joins UPM Raflatac's Americas Terminal Network, which includes a number of facilities throughout North and South America.
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UPM Raflatac is labeling a smarter future by developing innovative and sustainable labeling solutions complemented with world-class service. As one of the world's leading producers of self-adhesive label materials, we supply high-quality paper and film label stock for consumer product and industrial labeling through a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. We employ around 3,000 people and made sales of EUR 1.4 billion (USD 1.5 billion) in 2016. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM - The Biofore Company. Find out more at www.upmraflatac.com.
UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas: UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumption. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,300 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - www.upm.com.