KAUKAUNA — Ahlstrom-Munksjö, corprate owner of Kaukauna’s Thilmany Mill, has dropped the hyphen and now will operate simply as Ahlstrom.
The name change comes after the company divested its Decor business, which continues as an independent company under the well-recognized Munksjö name, according to a news release.
President and CEO Hans Sohlström says: “This is a natural step for us as the name Ahlstrom has more than 170 years meritorious history. We are serving five growing markets and are leading the development in all these areas among the top companies. We will continue to operate through 38 plants in 13 countries and with some 7,000 employees who represent more than 50 nationalities.”
“Our strategic ambition for 2025 is to become the leader in combining fibers into performance materials. All we do will serve our purpose to Purify and Protect, with Every Fiber, for a Sustainable World. It is now our turn to take Ahlstrom to the future and transform it to the Preferred Sustainable Specialty Materials Company.”
The name change to Ahlstrom will not affect the company’s customers or sales, strategy, structure, reporting or commitments.
The Decor business continues with the name Munksjö. Its offering consists of decorative surface materials for building material industries. Munksjö is the only international brand focused exclusively on decor paper.