Located in Moscow, the new office will serve Glatfelter’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. In conjunction with the establishment of this operation, Glatfelter acquired certain customer relationships and an existing sales platform from distributors of metallized products.
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. With a staff of local and experienced people, the center will provide responsive local support and carry paper stocks that reflect local market demand.
“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. “It further demonstrates our commitment to provide excellent customer service as a strong local presence in these markets will allow us to work closely with our strategic customer partners to strengthen and grow their businesses.”