Finnish company UPM can be considered one of the leading innovators in the global pulp and paper industry, but in the “biosphere” area of the business it is seemingly streets ahead of its rivals. The company has very recently announced a new business structure that has been designed to simplify and harness its burgeoning business portfolio, as well as to drive a clear change in profitability. Jussi Pesonen, CEO of UPM told PPI “The new business structure will sharpen our operational focus in different business areas.Read more
Since then industry success stories have been coming out thick and fast - massive mill investments, impressive strategic thinking and incredible determination to continue to innovate in a changing world of multi-media.
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The “Smurfit” name is without a doubt one of the most resonant in the global industry with its reach being far and wide and in many shapes and sizes. But what eventually became the vast Smurfit empire of the early 21st Century evolved from very small beginnings in Dublin in the mid 1930s. And what was clear from the very beginning is that if you are going to empire build in the way the Smurfit dynasty has, then inquisitiveness, courage, adaptability and confidence must be in your DNA.Read more
BRUSSELS, April 8, 2013 (RISI) - SCG Paper is something of a force not only in Thailand where it is headquartered, but also on the globally recognized PPI Top 100 list where it hovers from year to year around the no. 50 spot. With a turnover of some $1.7 billion and production of around 3.2 million tons/yr, the company is perfectly positioned to supply the burgeoning ASEAN region.Read more