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UPM Raflatac to buy labelstock coating operation in Brazil

February 22, 2011

Gumtac is located in Rio de Janeiro and employs 35 people.

UPM Raflatac, a leading supplier of self-adhesive labelstock, will acquire Gumtac, the Brazilian labelstock coating and slitting business of BIC Group. Gumtac is located in Rio de Janeiro and employs approximately 35 people.

“UPM Raflatac has in recent years developed a widely recognized brand in Brazil. Through our distribution terminal in Jaguariúna, São Paulo, we have served key customers in this rapidly growing market. Gumtac’s well managed operation will give us an excellent platform to extend our product offering and further support our customers’ growth in the region,” says Jouko Lähepelto, senior vice president, Americas and Asia Pacific.

The closing of the acquisition is subject to obtaining appropriate licences from local authorities.