With a major investment of EUR 40 million in a now operational production asset, Ahlstrom-Munksjö cements its market position, upgrading its production platform in its well-established Beverage & Casing business. The advanced Voith paper machine line was installed on the Chirnside site in the Scottish Borders. This investment enables an improved product portfolio, higher quality, and significantly increased manufacturing capacity in addition to upgraded supply-chain security. The machine is now starting commercial grade production, marking a new era for the Beverage & Casing Business. To consolidate the success of the new line, the Radcliffe long fiber production facility in Scotland has also expanded to enable seamless vertical integration. “Commissioning the new paper machine allows us to serve our existing customers faster and better whilst facilitating our growth ambitions,” says Philippe Sevoz, Vice President of Beverage & Casing business. “Thanks to our Chirnside and Radcliffe team’s extensive knowledge and capabilities in Tea, Coffee and Casing we can continue to provide best-in-class innovative and sustainable products to our customers worldwide and can cement our unique position to become our customers’ supplier of choice.”
LEIPA Group is pleased to announce another addition to its Sales team: Mike Petersen will be joining us on May 1st, 2021, as Head of Sales Packaging Paper and will have overall responsibility for all related end-to-end sales processes and functions. In this capacity, Mr. Petersen will report to LEIPA Group’s Chief Sales Officer, Dr. Fabian Gaus.
Mr. Petersen joins us from the Prinzhorn Group, where his last positions were Managing Director for optimizing the sales set-up of 24 containerboard plants in Europe, and General Manager and Sales Director for their Dunapack Spremberg operation. Previous engagements included management positions in Sales with Igepa, Papier Union and Mondi.
Mike Petersen: ”I am really looking forward to working with my new colleagues and to the challenging tasks at LEIPA. Together with our customers we will successfully shape the future.”
With the appointment of Mr. Petersen LEIPA has completed its staffing process for the new Sales organization. Since January 2021, LEIPA Sales is divided into a Sales Back Office and four direct sales divisions Graphic Paper, Packaging Paper, Solid Board & Specialty Paper and Flexible Packaging.
Dr. Gaus: “I am very pleased that we were able to find a great match to fill this important position at LEIPA. Mike Petersen has shown an impressive career in the paper and packaging industries. Thanks to his extensive experience and network, I am confident that he will be true leader and manager to our Packaging Paper organization.”