Huhtamaki to manufacture Suomen Kerta's paper cups

Huhtamäki Foodservice Finland Oy and Suomen Kerta Oy have entered into a strategic manufacturing and supply agreement. Starting from mid October 2014 Huhtamaki will manufacture the hot and cold drink paper cups for Suomen Kerta's product ranges. The paper cups will be manufactured at Huhtamaki's facility in Hämeenlinna, where paper cups have been manufactured since 1960's.

The agreement follows Suomen Kerta's strategic decision to concentrate its manufacturing operations on napkins, plates and candles, as well as the recently acquired DeLight Solutions product range. Suomen Kerta will cease its own paper cup manufacturing in Imatra, Finland.

Paper cups are at the very core of Huhtamaki's product range globally and the Group has significant expertise as well as product development capability in manufacturing paper cups. The Group currently has paper cup production in 24 manufacturing units across the world.

For more information:
Katariina Hietaranta, Head of Group Communications, Huhtamäki Oyj
tel. +358 50 5576765

Huhtamaki Group is a leading manufacturer of consumer and specialty packaging with 2013 net sales totaling EUR 2.3 billion. Foodservice and consumer goods markets are served by approximately 14,400 people in 61 manufacturing units and several sales offices in 30 countries. The parent company, Huhtamäki Oyj, has its head office in Espoo, Finland and its share is quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. Additional information is available at