Alma Media Corporation Press release May 31, 2011 at 15.30 (EEST)
ALMA MEDIA EXPANDS ITS DELIVERY OPERATIONS IN LAPLAND
Alma Media's printing and distribution company, Alma Manu Oy, will expand its delivery operations in Lapland region. In January 2012, the company will start the early morning delivery of Lapin Kansa and Koillis-Lappi newspapers appearing in Rovaniemi and Kemijärvi, respectively. Both newspapers are published by Pohjois-Suomen Media Oy, part of Alma Media Group.
"Alma Manu has been responsible for operating our newspaper printing facility in Rovaniemi since the beginning of 2010. Now we see there is an appropriate occasion to shift the entire service process of Lapin Kansa - from the printing press to the letterbox - to Alma Manu and, thus, back to our own hands within Alma Media Group", says Mr Matti Ilmivalta, Managing Director of Pohjois-Suomen Media Oy
"We have been developing our operations systematically, aiming to ensure high-quality early morning delivery of newspapers. The expansion to the circulation areas of Lapin Kansa and Koillis-Lappi newspapers is a neutral step on this path", states Ms Helvi Liukkaala, Managing Director of Alma Manu Oy.
Due to the expansion of the delivery operations in Lapland, Alma Manu estimates it will recruit approximately 90 part-time newspaper deliverers from the Lapland area.
Currently, Alma Manu has distribution operations at Pirkanmaa, Satakunta and Sea Lapland regions. The delivery of Lapin Kansa and Koillis-Lappi newspapers will transfer from Itella to Alma Manu as of January 17, 2012.
For further information, please contact:
Helvi Liukkaala, Managing Director, Alma Manu Oy, tel. +358 10 665 3009
Matti Ilmivalta, Managing Director, Pohjois-Suomen Media Oy, tel. +358 10 665 7861
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