- FOUNDED: 1851
- DOMICILE: Helsinki, Finland
- INDUSTRY: High performance fiber-based materials company
- OPERATING COUNTRIES: 22
- PERSONNEL: 3,300
Innovative product offering for consumer and industrial applications
Ahlstrom provides innovative fiber-based materials with a function in everyday life. The company’s materials enable the required functionality and sustainability of the end products, which are used in a large variety of everyday consumer and industrial applications.
Ahlstrom creates value by using Ahlstrom unique know-how in combining both natural and synthetic raw materials with chemistry to produce differentiated products customized to local markets. Products for a clean and healthy environment consist of applications such as filters, medical gowns and drapes, diagnostics, wall coverings, as well as beverage and food packaging. The majority of Ahlstrom’s fibers come from renewable sources in order to minimize the products’ environmental impact over the whole life-cycle.
Ahlstrom has a leading global market position in its two business areas, Filtration & Performance and Specialties. Ahlstrom’s product offering is supported by global trends such as growing global population, increased demand for greener and resource-efficient materials, emerging needs in healthcare, changes in demographics, urbanization and scarcity of resources. The group’s main markets in terms of net sales are Europe (47%), North America (30%), Asia-Pacific (16%) and South America (5%).
- NET SALES IN 2015: EUR 1,074.7 million
- IN AHLSTRÖM CAPITAL’S PORTFOLIO SINCE: 2014
- MARKET CAP AS OF DEC. 31, 2015: EUR 337.9 million
- AHLSTRÖM CAPITAL’S OWNERSHIP: 11.0%