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UPM Raflatac opening new terminal to expand capacity and service in western U.S.

Press Release 12.9.2022 18:00 EEST

UPM Raflatac, a global supplier of innovative and sustainable labeling materials, announces plans to open a new state-of-the-art terminal in Vancouver, Washington early next year. The new facility will strengthen UPM Raflatac’s network of terminals across North America and expand the company’s slitting and distribution capacity. This investment will also further improve product quality, benefiting customers across the western U.S. and Canada.

“We chose Vancouver, Washington as the site of this new state-of-the-art facility because of its strategic location to best service our expanding customer base, as well as the growing market in the Pacific Northwest and in California,” stated Tim Kirchen, Senior Vice President, UPM Raflatac, Americas.

UPM Raflatac is continually investing in operational advancements that will enable the success of their customers and meet the growing demand for pressure sensitive labels. Their new terminal will house multiple slitters and a large warehousing space to enable storage of high-quality film and paper laminates, as well as specialty products.

“We will have a significant increase in slitting capacity for various label material types, including wine and food. This new facility will greatly benefit our current and future customers across the western U.S. We look forward to further cultivating these relationships and starting new ones,” stated Christian Szameit, West Region Sales Director, UPM Raflatac, Americas.

Construction on the new facility is underway, and production is expected to begin in the spring of 2023.

To download a rendering of the new terminal, please click here.

For more information, please contact:

Stephen Abel
Senior Communications Specialist, UPM Raflatac
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tel. +1 828-290-4954
Stephen.Abel@upmraflatac.com

UPM Media Relations
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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 1.7 billion (USD 1.9 billion) in 2021. 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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We deliver renewable and responsible solutions and innovate for a future beyond fossils across six business areas: UPM Fibres, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. As the industry leader in responsibility, we are committed to the UN Business Ambition for 1.5°C and the science-based targets to mitigate climate change. We employ 17,000 people worldwide and our annual sales are approximately EUR 9.8 billion. Our shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. UPM Biofore – Beyond fossils. www.upm.com

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