UPM Raflatac has opened a new slitting and distribution terminal in Moscow, Russia. The new terminal will supply the local labelling market with high-quality film and paper labelstock.
The terminal started operations in September and will serve customers in the Moscow region. This is Russia’s biggest labelstock market, where high demands are placed on quick delivery.
“Covering the number of customers in the Moscow region and providing the strictly required 24-hour delivery are obvious reasons for having a terminal close to Moscow,” says Dmitrij Strechin, Country Manager, Russia and Kazakhstan. “Moscow is a highly competitive area for both printers and suppliers of self-adhesive laminate, so operations need to be in accordance with very high quality and service standards.”
The Moscow terminal complements UPM Raflatac’s service and logistics network in Russia, comprising a slitting and distribution terminal in St. Petersburg and sales offices in Moscow and St. Petersburg. UPM Raflatac is the only supplier in the industry with a direct distribution model in Russia. The new Moscow terminal further strengthens UPM Raflatac’s position in the Eastern European market: “This investment is well in line with our strategy to gradually grow our market share in Eastern Europe,” says Tapio Kolunsarka, Senior Vice President, UPM Raflatac EMEA.
About UPM Raflatac
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 2,400 people and made sales of approximately EUR 1.1 billion (USD 1.5 billion) in 2010.