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Mark Andy and UPM Raflatac renew strategic partnership to deliver leading label printing solutions

Press Release 9.9.2021 17:00 EEST

UPM Raflatac, a global supplier of innovative and sustainable labeling materials, and Mark Andy, a global manufacturer of printing presses, announce the renewal of their partnership in the Americas pressure sensitive label markets. The agreement enables both suppliers to deliver best-in-class digital label printing solution to flexographic and digital converters.

“Mark Andy’s focus on innovation and quality aligns with our commitment to labeling a smarter future beyond fossils. Through our ongoing collaboration, we’re able to delivery highest-quality film and paper laminate solutions optimized for sustainability and performance,” stated Kirit Naik, PhD, Global Director, Digital Printing Technologies, UPM Raflatac.

The two suppliers have worked hand-in-hand since the partnership originated in 2019 to benefit end-users through material validation and ongoing research efforts. Shannon Stamberger, Director, Technology Center Operations, Mark Andy adds, “We have had UPM Raflatac in our U.S. Technology Center numerous times over the last two years. Those trainings, trials and meetings are the culmination of both organizations’ continued promise to deliver high-quality solutions to our customers.”

UPM Raflatac and Mark Andy have each successfully shifted their business strategies to enable their customers to thrive within a very different market landscape when compared to pre-pandemic times.
“We’ve seen unprecedented demand and supply chain disruptions in the narrow web industry over the last year. Partners like Mark Andy are important in enabling us to bring value to our digital and flexo printing customers, so they can succeed in these unusual times,” added Naik.

On the continued partnership, David Medlar, Vice President, Digital Business Unit, Mark Andy agrees with Naik, stating, “Our partnership with UPM Raflatac continues to prove advantageous to our customers. And with the continued growth trajectory in narrow-web flexo and digital label production, collaboration in our industry is more important than ever.”

For more information, please contact:

Anna Hunt
Marketing and Communications Manager, UPM Raflatac
Mon-Fri 8.00-15.00 ET
tel. +1 828-290-8593

Amanda Flower
Marketing Specialist, Mark Andy
Mon-Fri 8.00-15.00 CST
tel. +1 636 681 9036

UPM Media Relations
Mon-Fri 9:00-16:00 EET
tel. +358 40 588 3284

UPM Raflatac  
UPM Raflatac is leading in sustainable labeling through our innovative self-adhesive label materials and services. We offer high-quality paper and film label stock for branding and promotion, informational labels, and labels with functionality. We operate a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. Our company employs around 3,000 people and made sales of EUR 1.6 billion (USD 1.9 billion) in 2020. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM. Find out how we are labeling a smarter future beyond fossils at www.upmraflatac.com

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Mark Andy
Mark Andy is a pioneer of the graphic arts and printing industry. As the world’s leading manufacturer of narrow- and mid-web printing and finishing equipment, it supplies leading global brands, including Mark Andy and Presstek printing presses, Rotoflex finishing solutions, as well as a complete line of Mark Andy Print Products consumables and pressroom supplies. All products are backed by the largest customer support team in the industry, minimizing downtime and helping customers be profitable, efficient and at the forefront of innovation. Mark Andy does what it takes to understand each customer’s unique business, the challenges they face and the pressures they feel. It strives to provide products and services that help customers solve their problems and solutions that go a step further, allowing them to excel in their day-to-day operations, ultimately increasing productivity and reaching their full potential. For more information, visit www.markandy.com.