十月 11, 2016
UPM Raflatac strengthens its position by building a new coating line at the Wroclaw, Poland label stock factory. By introducing a new coating line together with related reel handling and slitting capacity additions the company aims to meet the increasing demand for self-adhesive label stock in Europe. Production of the new line is planned to commence in the first half of 2018, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
“This is a significant investment to meet the demand growth of our customers in Europe. It further leverages our unique competences, end-use specific product offering and industry leading, optimally located operating platform in Poland,” says Antti Jääskeläinen, Executive Vice President, UPM Raflatac.
“One of the trends driving label stock demand is the fast growth of E-commerce, an end-use requiring increasing amounts of labelling material. Also the packaged food trends together with the general private consumption growth continue to be important drivers. We have successfully responded to the demand globally, which is also reflected in our annual top line growth rate of about 6% in recent years. The approximately Euro 35 million investment in the additional coating and finishing capacity in Wroclaw will ensure the continued excellent service and quality for UPM Raflatac customers,” says Jääskeläinen.
Operations at the UPM Raflatac Wroclaw label stock factory started in 2008 followed by the nearby UPM Raflatac Nowa Wies factory in 2012. Located in Western Poland, the two factories employ today close to 600 people and form a significant UPM Raflatac label stock production hub.