HELSINKI, April 6, 2020 (Press Release) -Ahlstrom-Munksjö and Suominen have signed a multi-year commercial agreement that renews and strengthens the existing co-operation at Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s Ställdalen plant in Sweden. The agreement secures supplies from Ställdalen to Suominen's customers for several years and will also considerably improve the companies' joint service to the customers.
The Ställdalen plant manufactures wet wipes products for Suominen mainly to the European market. They are 100% biodegradable and produced from renewable materials. The products are considered category leader in the Moist Toilet Tissue segment (MTT). The agreement gives the customers a possibility to cross-qualify production sites on different continents and hence increase their security of supply.
“Thanks to continuous product development, Ställdalen is on the forefront of manufacturing of wipes substrates. This long term agreement further reinforces the long lasting partnership that Ahlstrom-Munksjö and Suominen have in this segment. Our cooperation will allow us to better serve the market place and improve customer satisfaction thanks to greater agility” says Hans Sohlström , President and CEO of Ahlstrom-Munksjö.
“This agreement is a very important milestone for Suominen and secures our ability to serve our customers for the coming years. The products manufactured by Ställdalen are an important part of our sustainable offering and thus an integral part of our strategy. The closer co-operation with Ahlstrom-Munksjö will also improve our ability to launch new sustainable innovations such as HYDRASPUN Royal with the Fine-to-Flush certificate or new products with dispersibility like toilet paper,” says Petri Helsky, President & CEO of Suominen.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö in brief
Ahlstrom-Munksjö is a global leader in fiber-based materials, supplying innovative and sustainable solutions to its customers. Our mission is to expand the role of fiber-based solutions for sustainable everyday life. Our offering include filter materials, release liners, food and beverage processing materials, decor papers, abrasive and tape backings, electrotechnical paper, glass fiber materials, medical fiber materials and solutions for diagnostics as well as a range of specialty papers for industrial and consumer end-uses. Our annual net sales is about EUR 3 billion and we employ some 8,000 people. The Ahlstrom-Munksjö share is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki and Stockholm