Walki Group to Establish a New Faciltiy in Russia

June 13, 2011 - Walki Group, a producer of technical laminates and protective packaging materials, said that it will establish a plant in Svetogorsk, Russia, with production set to start during autumn 2011.

The investment in a new plant in western Russia, close to the Finnish border, is part of the Groups strategic plan to expand in emerging markets.

The initiative will offer enhanced support to existing key customers in the Russian paper industry, as well as creating a platform for growth in other business areas.

The first phase of development will see investment to install both extrusion and printing capability in the new plant.

"This is an exciting development for Walki Group and provides an ideal platform for us to build our business in a growth region," said Leif Frilund, president and CEO of Walki Group.

"Furthermore, we are delighted to be able to announce the creation of the new plant and to think of all the opportunities that this development will facilitate with both existing and new customers," Frilund added.

Based in Finland, Walki Group is a leading producer of technical laminates and protective packaging materials, specialising in the production of fibre based, intelligent, multilaminate products for markets as diverse as energy saving construction facings to barrier packaging applications. Walki Group has operations in Finland, Sweden, Germany, Poland, the UK and China.