As the frontrunner of the new forest industry UPM leads the integration of bio and forest industries into a new, sustainable and innovation-driven future. We create value from renewable and recyclable materials.Cost leadership, change readiness, engagement and safety of our people form the foundation of our success.UPM comprises of three Business Groups Energy and pulp, Paper, and Engineered materials.In 2011, UPMs sales exceed 10 billion. UPM has production plants in 17 countries and it employs approximately 23,000 people worldwide. UPM shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki stock exchange.
UPM was established in autumn 1995 when Kymmene Corporation and Repola Ltd and its subsidiary United Paper Mills Ltd announced their merger. The new company, UPM-Kymmene, officially started its operations on 1 May 1996.UPM has a long tradition in the Finnish forest industry. The groups first mechanical pulp mill, paper mills and sawmills started operations in the early 1870s. Pulp production began in the 1880s and paper converting in the 1920s with plywood production starting the following decade.The present group comprises some 100 production facilities, which were originally functioning as independent companies. Among others, the following companies have been merged into the group Kymi, United Paper Mills, Kaukas, Kajaani, Schauman, Rosenlew, Raf. Haarla and Rauma-Repolas forest industry operations.The oldest of UPMs mills, Papeteries de Docelles, is located in northeastern France. The mill was already making quality handmade paper at the end of the 15th century. The first paper machine for this mill was acquired in the 1830s.
UPM manufactures a wide range of printing papers including magazine, newsprint, fine and speciality papers.UPM is the worlds leading producer of magazine papers. Magazine papers and newsprint are used in magazines, newspaper supplements, printed advertising material and catalogues.Fine paper is used in direct advertising products, magazines and copier and non-impact printing. UPMs range of speciality papers includes face and release papers for label materials and various packaging papers.
UPMs business areas include paper, pulp, energy, forestry, timber and engineered materials such as self-adhesive labels, plywood and composite materials.As the Biofore Company, UPM is well positioned to deliver long-term sustainable and fully-integrated solutions from the forest.
Sustainable operations, continuous improvement and open communications are an integral part of all UPM activities. We minimise our impact on the environment in all our operations by taking the whole lifecycle of our products into account, from the choice of raw materials, sources of energy and production to the disposal of the end product. A sign of success is that most UPM products fulfil the criteria of leading environmental product labels.
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