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UPM Raflatac Acquires Southwest Label Stock

HELSINKI, FINLAND | UPM Raflatac, global supplier of self-adhesive label materials, has completed its acquisition of the assets of Southwest Label Stock, Irving, TX. Both parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price or other transaction details. Reportedly, the acquisition will allow UPM Raflatac to expand its reach in the Texas and the southwestern US label markets by being highly responsive and offering a wider range of its high quality products with fast turnaround.

UPM Raflatac also announces a continuation and expansion of Southwest Label Stock's small roll service. With this service, UPM Raflatac customers will be able to purchase single rolls of laminate trimless at 2,500 ft, shipped in boxes throughout North America.

"This acquisition will allow us to continue to build on the success we have had in this market since entering into partnership with Southwest Label Stock,” says Mark Pollard, senior VP, Global Films SBU & Americas Region, UPM Raflatac. “We pride ourselves on offering the highest quality products on the market and best-in-class service to our customers and look forward to new growth opportunities."

Dave Deibel, president, Southwest Label Stock, says, "We are pleased to become part of the UPM Raflatac network. I strongly believe that by combining our knowledge and capabilities with UPM Raflatac's experience, we can provide even stronger benefits to our customers."

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