ESPOO, Finland (June 12, 2012)—Walki Group, which makes technical laminates including facings for rigid foam, has opened a plant in Svetogorsk, Russia.
Next it plans to establish a sales office in Moscow.
The new plant is located at the ZAO International Paper pulp and paper mill, cementing further the group's “long-standing and successful partnership,” Walki said.
For years Walki has been supplying ream wrapping for International Paper Russia's office paper brands Svetocopy and Ballet.
“Our new establishment in Svetogorsk will enable us to provide faster and more flexible service to our existing customers,” said Timo FinnstrÃ¶m, vice president, paper packaging and sourcing.
As well as packaging materials, Walki produces laminated energy saving facings for rigid polyurethane foam in construction applications, with production units in Finland, Sweden, Germany, Poland, the UK and China.