UPM Raflatac opens China site

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UPM Raflatac has opened an RFID manufacturing site in Guangzhou, China, as it plans to reinforce its service level particularly in the Asian market.

The initial annual production capacity will be 100 million pieces, including high frequency passive RFID tags and inlays, but the company says this is scalable according to market demand.

The new site is located near to existing and potential customers and offers direct access to the Chinese market, as well as eliminating the need to import products from other factories.

Michael Liard, research director for RFID & Contactless from leading market research company ABI Research, said: “The application mix in Asia continues to diversify as more customers across multiple vertical markets evaluate and adopt RFID.

“UPM Raflatac’s local presence and increased manufacturing capacity positions the company to meet growing demand in China as well as abroad.”

The company now manufactures tags and inlays on three continents: Asia, North America and Europe.

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