Kari Kilpinen to join Altia Executive Management Team
Director of Altia Finland Kari Kilpinen (MBA, Bachelor of Hospitality Management) has been nominated to the Altia Executive Management Team as SVP, Regional Commercial Finland. Kilpinen will report to CEO Pekka Tennilä.
Blossa 17 meets Old Delhi - Mango, cumin and chili give flavor to Blossa 17
Every year Blossa travels to a new location for inspiration for the annual glögg. This year the coordinates were set to 28°39'24.2''N 77°13'18.5''E and the destination is the bustling spice market Khari Baoli in Old Delhi. Here, among all of the world's flavors and scents, we have found the inspiration for this year's flavoring: lovely sun-ripened mango, spicy cumin and hot chili.
Altia starts to represent Treasury Wine Estates’ wine portfolio in Finland
Altia and Treasury Wine Estates have made an agreement regarding the import and distribution of Treasury Wine Estates’ wine brands. Under the agreement, Altia becomes the exclusive representative of Treasury Wine Estates’ wine portfolio in retail and HoReCa sales in Finland in autumn 2017.
Altia enters US market with Koskenkorva Vodka
A leading Nordic wine and spirits producer Altia, has signed a distribution agreement with Infinium Spirits to enter the US market with Finnish brand, Koskenkorva Vodka.
Research: Finns perceive their drinking to be responsible
Altia studied Finns’ perceptions about a responsible drinking culture. The majority of Finns see themselves as responsible consumers of alcohol. They also see the overall drinking culture as developing in a responsible direction. The explanatory variable is thought to be Finns’ interest in a healthy lifestyle, which is also changing the drinking culture in a positive direction.
Altia to begin exporting Koskenkorva Vodka to Kazakhstan
Altia will also take part in the Astana Expo 2017 world expo event to be held in Kazakhstan
Altia opens a new aquavit distillery in Sundsvall, Sweden
Altia opens a brand new distillery in Sundsvall on May 4. All of Altia's Swedish aquavit production will be concentrated to the same facility, named the O.P. Anderson Distillery.
Altia joins Business Social Compliance Initiative to develop responsible sourcing
Altia has decided to join Business Social Compliance Initiative, a business-driven initiative to improve working conditions in supply chains worldwide. The aim is to enhance Altia's possibilities and capabilities to develop responsible sourcing.
Changes in Altia’s Board of Directors
Altia’s Annual General Meeting has appointed a new member of the Board of Directors.
More responsible products and production a key ingredient of a new Nordic drinking culture
Altia encourages towards developing a more responsible Nordic drinking culture. During 2016 Altia has for example opened discussion with various stakeholders and added new types of products into its portfolio.
Financial Statements Release: Renewed Altia further improved its profitability
Altia’s profitability continued to improve in 2016 in spite of net sales being lower than in the previous year.
Koskenkorva plant invests in growing its barley starch capacity
Altia has decided to expand the Koskenkorva plant’s starch production. The aim of the investment is to notably increase the production capacity of barley starch. The Koskenkorva plant is the only facility in the world that produces starch out of barley. Barley starch is used e.g. in paper and paperboard industries.