Matti Rovamaa has been appointed as new head of the Wipak Group. Effective 1 November 2010, Matti Rovamaa will act as Vice President and General Manager of the Wipak Group and as member of Wihuri Executive Committee.
Wipak is part of the packaging division of the Wihuri Group. Rovamaa will continue as Managing Director of Wipak Central (Walsrode, Germany). Just as his predecessor, Jaakko Knuutila, he will continue to pursue the Wipak Group's growth strategy.
Jaakko Knuutila will continue his work in the Wipak Group as planned in different group development projects.
The Wipak Group employs a total staff of 1,800, distributed across 11 production sites and 12 sales offices. The Wipak Group and the Winpak Group form the Wihuri Packaging Division, a leading global provider of packaging materials and solutions for food and medical applications. The Wihuri Packaging Division operates more than 20 production facilities in Europe and North America, which are supported by a global sales network.
Headquartered in Finland, Wihuri is an internationally active industrial and trade corporation with four divisions - Packaging, Technical Trade, Wihury Oy Aarnio and Special Products and Services. The 4,700 Wihuri employees are generating earnings of about EUR 1.4 billion annually.
Source: Wipak Group