Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE 28.2.2011 at 13.30
Ahlstrom, a global high performance materials company, is launching a renewed brand today. The new brand identity is the visual expression of the company's new business strategy, which has been developed as a response to the changing needs of its customers around the world.
Ahlstrom has been building on its experience and know-how to anticipate customer needs. Recently, the company has made some fundamental changes in its strategy and operating model, and the company is now positioned strongly towards the future.
To reflect all these changes, Ahlstrom today unveils a new brand story and brand identity. They are the result of an extensive research among employees and external stakeholders across all the different markets and countries in which the company operates.
"Following the acquisitions made during the last few years and the recent strategy review, we have worked hard to create 'One Ahlstrom', to ensure that this is a company with strong values and consistent culture and a shared passion for doing things better. That means better products, better performance and better service for all our customers. To crystallize this we also needed to change the way we identify and present ourselves," says Jan Lång, the President & CEO of Ahlstrom.
"As an inspiration for our employees and as a promise to our external stakeholders, we'll strive to Stay ahead. We've come a long way because progress has always been our life-blood. We need to ensure our customers stay ahead" Lång adds.
All these themes are brought together in Ahlstrom's new logo and the new brand promise, Stay ahead. The brand identity consists of completely new colors and other visual elements, which reflect the company's commitment to renewal and delivering results.
Ahlstrom celebrates the launch of its brand today at a premier night in which a TV documentary of the company's 160-year journey is presented to a large audience of invited guests. The documentary will be broadcast on MTV3, the main commercial Finnish TV channel, on March, 6.
Liisa Nyyssönen, Vice President, Communications tel. +358 10 888 4757
Rami Raulas, Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing, tel. +358 10 888 4716
Ahlstrom in brief
Ahlstrom is a high performance materials company, partnering with leading businesses around the world to help them stay ahead. Our products are used in a large variety of everyday applications, such as filters, wallcovers, wipes, flooring, labels and food packaging. We have a leading market position in the businesses in which we operate. Our 5,700 employees serve customers in 26 countries on six continents. In 2010, Ahlstrom's net sales amounted to EUR 1.9 billion. The company's share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. More information available at www.ahlstrom.com.