As of 1 April 2017, Munksjö Oyj and Ahlstrom Corporation have merged, forming a global leader in sustainable and innovative fibre-based solutions. The name of the combined company has changed to Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj (Ahlstrom-Munksjö).

About twice as large as former respective company, Ahlstrom-Munksjö is an even stronger company financially with global presence, extended range of customer-focused solutions and enhanced know-how and innovation capacity.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö president and CEO Jan Åström commented: "After months of preparations, we can finally start acting as one company. By bringing together our experience, skills and innovation capacity we can add further value to all customers and stakeholders. I am honored to lead our combined team of talented employees and look forward to our future as Ahlstrom-Munksjö."

"Our size and global presence is not only beneficial to customers, but also provide enhanced career opportunities for employees. Name and logotype have changed, but our efforts to create attractive, safe and inclusive work environments and to be an active and responsible member of our local and global communities continue."

Ahlstrom-Munksjö serves customers worldwide with its 6,200 employees, a dedicated sales and service organization and 41 production and converting facilities in 14 countries.