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UPM Raflatac to expand coating capacity in Asia Pacific
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Apr '14
UPM Raflatac is planning to increase production capacity in Asia Pacific by investing 14 million euros in its asset platforms in China and Malaysia. These initiatives will support UPM’s growth target of adding EUR 200 million of EBITDA in the coming three years.
 
The plan is to build a new coating line in the company’s self-adhesive labelstock factory in Changshu, China. The plan also includes machinery upgrades in Changshu as well as the Johor Bahru factory in Malaysia. The machinery investments are estimated to add more than 50% new coating capacity in the region for UPM Raflatac.
 
“We are now investing to expand our excellent manufacturing platforms in Changshu, China and Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Our business has seen a rapid growth in Asia over the past years and these investments will give us the needed capacity for continued growth, and take our capabilities and quality to the next level. These developments will clearly improve our competitiveness towards meeting customer demand in the future,” comments Tapio Kolunsarka, Executive Vice President, UPM Raflatac.
 
UPM Raflatac is one of the world’s leading producers of self-adhesive label materials. We supply high-quality paper and film labelstock for consumer product and industrial labelling through a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. It employs around 2,900 people and made sales of EUR 1.2 billion (USD 1.6 billion) in 2013. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM – The Biofore Company. 
 
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Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas: UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Paper Asia, UPM Paper Europe and North America and UPM Plywood. Its products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. It serves its customers worldwide. The Group employs around 21,000 people and its annual sales are approximately € 10 billion.
 

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