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UPM Raflatac Opens Distribution Terminals in India, Turkey

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UPM Raflatac, Tampere, Finland, has opened two new slitting and distribution terminals, in Istanbul, Turkey, and Bangalore, India. The new terminals will supply local labeling markets with high-quality film and paper labelstock. The Bangalore terminal complements UPM Raflatac's Southeast Asian and South Asian logistics network, comprising a labelstock factory in Johor, Malaysia, and terminals in Jakarta in Indonesia, Bangkok, Thailand, and Mumbai, India.

"India is a promising market for us, having the highest growth percentage for labelstock in the Asia-Pacific region," says Santosh Kumar, area sales director, South Asia, UPM Raflatac. "Through the new facility, our customers, especially in South India, will receive their orders faster and have a wider range of products at their disposal."

The Istanbul terminal answers growing demand for UPM Raflatac label materials in Turkey, and is in line with the company's strategy of gradually expanding its market share in this rapidly growing region.

The new terminals are an essential facet in UPM Raflatac's global development program. From 2007 to 2010, the company has opened new production facilities in the U.S. and China, a brand new production and logistics center in Poland, and a new slitting and distribution terminal in Russia.


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