UPM Raflatac has acquired the assets of Seattle, Washington-based Converters Express, expanding its presence in the Americas.
Specifically, this acquisition allows UPM Raflatac to expand its customer reach and improve its service capabilities to the Northwestern US label market by offering label converters in the area an expanded range of paper, film and specials products – particularly in the wine and craft beverage segments.
By opening a terminal in the Seattle area, UPM Raflatac will continue to deliver on its promise to provide customers, ‘world-class service with a local touch.’
Linnea Keen, vice president of sales, North America at UPM Raflatac, said: "We are pleased to continue the expansion of our presence and service in North America by acquiring the assets of Converters Express. We are now better equipped than ever before to serve the label converters in this region by providing the market next day service on a wide range of high quality labelstock products."
Converters Express owner Lynda Tarvin added: "I am happy the next chapter for Converters Express involves integrating with the exceptional infrastructure and resources from UPM Raflatac. Their knowledge and exceptional portfolio of products will certainly provide more solutions and services along with quick turnaround to our Pacific Northwest label converters."