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UPM Raflatac celebrates 20 years anniversary of its operations in Russia

March 2013 marks 20 years of successful operation for UPM Raflatac in Russia.

UPM Raflatac was the first international manufacturer of self-adhesive label materials to open its own slitting and distribution terminal in Russia, in 2009. Today the company offers comprehensive service and logistical support for deliveries direct from sales offices and slitting facilities in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

“Russia is among the largest growing markets for label materials, and delivery speed has a big influence on demand,” describes Artjom Shvedun, Sales Director for UPM Raflatac in Russia. “Today we have the capacity to deliver from two Russian terminals to almost all our local customers within 48 hours.”

The Russian division opened with a staff of one in 1993. Today a team of 60 professionals works to meet the challenges of a growing market. “There’s very high competition in Russia among printers and suppliers of self-adhesive materials, so it’s essential to maintain the highest standards of quality and service – and our team knows how to do it,” says Shvedun.

“Growth and dynamic development remain top priorities. We have both the opportunity and the resources to raise the level of our customer service even higher.”

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 15 factories on six continents and a broad network of sales offices and slitting and distribution terminals worldwide. UPM Raflatac employs around 2,900 people and made sales of EUR 1.2 billion (USD 1.6 billion) in 2012. Further information is available at