Founded in 1996, UPM boasts a myriad of international operations in China, France, Germany, Uruguay, Indonesia and the UK. It maintains production plants in 13 countries and employs nearly 20,000 people.
The company prides itself as a forestry innovator, integrating the bio and forest industries with eco-friendly, sustainable technologies. It’s organised into six business groups, all led by UPM: Biorefining, Raflatac, Paper Asia, Paper ENA, Plywood and Energy.
Though a coalition of businesses merged to form the modern company in 1996, the original location of its oldest paper mill was in France toward the end of the 15th century. The company’s griffin logo, designed in 1899, is the oldest continuous company logo in that country.