Helsinki, Finland, 17 April 2012 -- UPM Raflatac announces the opening of a new labelstock slitting and distribution terminal in Mexico City, Mexico, which will begin operations in the second quarter of 2012. The facility will stock a wide range of paper and film label stocks, including trimless offerings, and is strategically located to strengthen UPM Raflatac’s service to customers in Mexico and Central America. “The Mexican and Central American markets are extremely important to UPM Raflatac,” said Jouko Lähepelto, senior vice president, Americas & Asia Pacific, UPM Raflatac. “For the past 10 years, we’ve been steadily expanding our presence in the Latin American region by making ongoing investments in people, products, and technology.”The company’s new terminal in Mexico will allow UPM Raflatac to further expand its service network and offer improved delivery times to customers in Guadalajara and Mexico City. “We recognize that our customers require rapid access to a diverse range of label stock products to conduct their businesses,” said Jose Garcia, general manager, UPM Raflatac Mexico, S.A. de C.V. “The new terminal will extend our reach, helping UPM Raflatac deliver on its promise of serving as a full product line supplier to customers.”
UPM Raflatac, part of UPM’s Engineered Materials business group, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of self-adhesive label materials. UPM Raflatac has a global service network consisting of 12 factories on six continents and a broad network of sales offices and slitting and distribution terminals worldwide. UPM Raflatac employs 2400 people and its sales exceeded USD 1.6 billion (EUR 1.1 billion) in 2011. Further information is available at www.upmraflatac.com.