From our global headquarters in Memphis, Tenn., International Paper spans more than 70,000 employees in more than 24 countries around the world. Across North America, International Paper has nearly 1,000 different facilities from coast to coast. International Paper is the premier manufacturer of containerboard and corrugated packaging products, uncoated free sheet, coated paperboard and fluff pulp. We also deliver innovative single-use packaging to the foodservice industry and are a leading North American business-to-business distributor of packaging, print and facility supplies and equipment.
From our regional headquarters in Sao Paulo, Brazil, International Paper’s Latin American reach extends all around the world. IP Brazil is responsible for the production of roughly one-third of uncoated free sheet consumed in Latin America, while exporting additional product to Europe and Asia. And the uncoated free sheet produced in Brazil—market leader Chamex®—is widely used in homes and offices across the country. Additionally, International Paper’s industrial packaging presence will be expanded in 2013 following the joint venture with a major corrugated company in Brazil.
With regional headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, International Paper manufactures and markets office and uncoated free sheet, pulp, industrial and consumer packaging, corrugated packaging, containerboard and both coated and uncoated paperboard for customers across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia. Since 2007, our presence in Russia has been strengthened through a joint venture with Ilim Holding. Known as Ilim Group, this is the largest foreign-domestic alliance in the Russian forest products sector.
International Paper became the first non-Indian corporation in the Indian papers market by acquiring a 75 percent equity ownership of The Andhra Pradesh Paper Mills (APPM). From our regional headquarters in Hyderabad, we operate two paper mills within India—one in Rajahmundry and the other in Kadiam—producing writing, printing and copier papers for domestic markets as well as exports.
Headquartered in Shanghai, China, International Paper’s Asia operations consist of 24 manufacturing facilities in four Asian countries and conduct business in most countries across the region. Industrial packaging, foodservice, uncoated free sheet, Coated Paperboard and distribution operations are all found beneath the umbrella of IP Asia. The coated paperboard business is a joint venture that International Paper formed in 2006 with Sun Paper—one of the largest paper manufacturing companies in China.
in 2012, we made progress toward our key strategic initiatives around the globe.
we are well-positioned to deliver significant progress on our cash flow in 2013 and beyond.