TAMPERE, FINLAND, April 7, 2016 (Press Release) -UPM Raflatac celebrated the official opening of its new label stock slitting and distribution terminal in Chengdu, China on March 18, 2016. About a hundred participants attended the ceremony, including local government, customers and trade press. The opening also included a terminal tour and was followed by a dinner party.
“We are proud today to be able to serve our customers better in a fast-growing area in China. Many thanks are due to all governmental people for their successful support of this project, as well our local partners who helped make this happen,” recognized Jari Haavisto, Vice President, North Asia, UPM Raflatac, speaking at the opening ceremony. “We look forward to successful business with our customers in the coming years, and we’re committed to supporting our customers in all their new projects.”
“This is a very exciting moment for UPM Raflatac and a big step forward for us to serve our customers better than ever in this region. Our Chengdu slitting terminal is now the third terminal in UPM Raflatac’s service network in China in addition to the factory at Changshu. All of these have been successes. We are confident we are doing same here,” assured Jukka Piitulainen, General Manager, Operations, Greater China, UPM Raflatac, speaking at the dinner party.
Local customers also praised the new terminal. “We’ve been looking for high-quality products suitable for application in demanding environments. To a great extent, the opening of UPM Raflatac’s Chengdu terminal saves time for us with its fast service,” commented a label printer customer at the opening ceremony.
The Chengdu terminal will supply both film and paper label materials to customers in the South West China region. It is part of UPM Raflatac’s expansion program in the Asia-Pacific, which is focused on increased production capacity and expansion of the regional service network.
UPM Raflatac's production and sales network in China now consists of the factory in Changshu, terminals in Chengdu, Guangzhou and Tianjin and sales offices in Beijing and Shanghai.