UPM Raflatac strengthens its position by building a new coating line at the Wroclaw, Poland label stock factory. By introducing a new coating line together with related reel handling and slitting capacity additions the company aims to meet the increasing demand for self-adhesive label stock in Europe. Production of the new line is planned to commence in the first half of 2018.
“This is a significant investment to meet the demand growth of our customers in Europe. It further leverages our unique competences, end-use specific product offering and industry leading, optimally located operating platform in Poland,” says Antti Jääskeläinen, Executive Vice President, UPM Raflatac.
“One of the trends driving label stock demand is the fast growth of E-commerce, an end-use requiring increasing amounts of labelling material. Also the packaged food trends together with the general private consumption growth continue to be important drivers. We have successfully responded to the demand globally, which is also reflected in our annual top line growth rate of about 6% in recent years. The approximately EUR 35 million investment in the additional coating and finishing capacity in Wroclaw will ensure the continued excellent service and quality for UPM Raflatac customers,” says Jääskeläinen.
Operations at the UPM Raflatac Wroclaw label stock factory started in 2008 followed by the nearby UPM Raflatac Nowa Wies factory in 2012. Located in Western Poland, the two factories employ today close to 600 people and form a significant UPM Raflatac label stock production hub.
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Antti Jääskeläinen, Executive Vice President, UPM Raflatac. Media contacts coordinated by Mari Ruissalo, Director, Communications, UPM Raflatac, tel. +358 2041 68081 or email@example.com.
UPM Raflatac is 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 labelling through a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. We employ around 2,900 people and made sales of EUR 1.4 billion in 2015. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM – The Biofore Company. Find out more at www.upmraflatac.com.