Glatfelter Opens Sales, Distribution Office in Russia
Jan. 19, 2010 - Glatfelter said that it recently opened a new sales and distribution center in Moscow, Russia.
According to Glatfelter, the new office will serve the company’s Composite Fibers Business Unit (CFBU) customers in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) including Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Belarus.These areas were previously served through agents and traders, Glatfelter said.
"This opportunity to expand our global footprint better positions us to serve an important growing market and supports our vision to become the global supplier of choice in specialty papers and engineered products," commented Martin Rapp, vice president and general manager of Glatfelter CFBU.
In conjunction with the establishment of the new operation, Glatfelter acquired certain customer relationships and an existing sales platform from distributors of metallized products, it added.
The new center provides a local focus for all CFBU products and services, with a concentration on the food and beverage and metallized products market sectors, Glatfelter said.