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.
Altia and Grupo Peñaflor expand their Nordic and Baltic partnership
Altia Plc and Argentina’s largest wine producer, Grupo Peñaflor expand their Nordic and Baltic partnership with the wine brand Finca las Moras.
Altia aims to reduce its energy consumption by 10 % by 2025
Altia has entered into a new Energy Efficiency Agreement period. The goals in the agreement are in line with Altia’s own targets and policies.
Altia and VSPT Wine Group expand the Finnish partnership into Viña Leyda
Altia Plc and VSPT Wine Group have made an agreement regarding the import and distribution of Chilean premium wine brand Viña Leyda. Under the agreement, Altia becomes Leyda wines’ representative in retail and HoReCa sales Finland and in Travel Retail at the beginning of 2017.
Altia’s production of organic grain spirit will continue
After its annual inspection, the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health (Valvira), which supervises the licenses for organic alcohol production, has extended the license of Altia’s Koskenkorva distillery to produce organic grain spirit. Organic grain spirit has been successfully produced at the Koskenkorva plant since 2014.