Group is a wholly owned company of A. Ahlstrom Corporation, a privately
owned global paper and engineering company in Finland with net sales
of EUR 1,112 million in 1999. Administrative headquarters are near
Amsterdam in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands.
Our goal is to be the leading global company in our selected markets
Four business areas, including labeling, packaging, advanced
fiber materials and industrial applications. This business structure
is optimized to meet the needs of four business areas.
25 specialized product lines - from natural and man-made fibers
we manufacture calendered papers, vegetable parchment, supercalendered
and clay-coated base, high-performance coreboard, wallpaper base,
furniture foils, glassfibre reinforcements, wet-laid nonwovens and
filtration media. Our products are used in dozens of industries and
applications ranging from abrasives, bar coding and boat hulls to
food packaging and disposable tablecloths and napkins.
Extensive research facilities - to maximize our potential for
the benefit of our customers, our product line development and technical
service is enhanced by a central Research and Competence Center based
in France. The center's long-term vision is supported by specialists
who focus their expertise on applied research, the exploring of new
concepts, technology monitoring and database enhancement. In order
to best serve customers worldwide, the center conducts research for
each of our specific product lines while acting as a hub for global
knowledge sharing in areas such as process technology, IT, wet end
Added value - we have the ability to transform focused expertise
into innovative solutions that support the long-term competitiveness
of our customers worldwide. This expertise is a direct result of our
technological capabilities and our multicultural, industrial heritage.