(UPM Raflatac, Mills River, NC, US, June 28, 2022 at 10:00 EST) – UPM Raflatac, a global supplier of innovative and sustainable labeling materials, is strengthening its position and service capabilities in the Americas market with a new state-of-the-art two-meter slitter and increased production automation in its Mills River factory over the next two years.
“We are excited about the ability to provide better service to our customers through improved capacity, capabilities and productivity. We are continually advancing our production sites to increase our output in the Americas and exceed quality benchmarks,” stated Tim Kirchen, Senior Vice President, UPM Raflatac, Americas.
These advancements worth $10 million will add to the robust production capabilities of UPM Raflatac’s three U.S.-based factories and eight slitting and distribution centers across the Americas. It will enhance the quality of the company’s filmic products, while also reducing the need for manual handling.
“We are committed to supporting our customers as our industry continues to face unprecedented growth,” states Gabrielle Whittaker, Director, Films and Specials business, UPM Raflatac, Americas. “As well, we recognize that when we excel in quality, we enable our customers to meet the quality and performance expectations of brands and end-users.”
UPM Raflatac continually invests in technology, equipment, and its people to increase capacity and advance the output capabilities of its global network of 10 factories and 27 terminals. UPM Raflatac is celebrating 20 years of operations in Mills River. Located in North Carolina, the factory today employs over 200 people.
UPM Raflatac is leading in sustainable labeling through our innovative self-adhesive label materials and services. We offer high-quality paper and film label stock for branding and promotion, informational labels, and labels with functionality. We operate a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. Our company employs around 3,000 people and made sales of EUR 1.7 billion (USD 1.9 billion) in 2021. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM. Find out how we are labeling a smarter future beyond fossils at www.upmraflatac.com.
We deliver renewable and responsible solutions and innovate for a future beyond fossils across six business areas: UPM Fibres, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. As the industry leader in responsibility, we are committed to the UN Business Ambition for 1.5°C and the science-based targets to mitigate climate change. We employ 17,000 people worldwide and our annual sales are approximately EUR 9.8 billion. Our shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. UPM Biofore – Beyond fossils. www.upm.com