UPM Raflatac will open a new slitting and distribution terminal in Chile early next year.
The new terminal will allow the North Carolina-based company to improve its service capabilities and offer an expanded range of paper and film products to customers in the Chilean market, particularly in the wine and craft beverage segments.
Under construction in the Lo Boza industrial sector adjacent to Santiago International Airport, this facility will join UPM Raflatac's growing Americas Terminal Network, which includes facilities in North and South America. The new terminal will feature two meter-wide slitting capabilities, and the company plans to have trimless offerings on select materials.
"UPM Raflatac is proud to expand its operations in South America and our new terminal demonstrates our commitment to the Chilean market and surrounding region," says Mark Pollard, senior vice president, Global Films SBU & Americas Region, UPM Raflatac. "The wine market continues to flourish, and the new terminal gives us the capability to expand our local high quality product portfolio and combine it with best-in-class service. We look forward to further growth opportunities both here and around the world."