Dear customers and colleagues, I’d like to thank all of you for your great cooperation, commitment and contribution during the year which is coming to an end soon. As it often is, also the past year brought us both opportunities and challenges. In the end, and as a result of your daily activities that constitute the foundation for developing, producing and delivering value adding casings and packaging materials for our customers, a lot of good things have been achieved. Thanks to you, we feed the world, bring joy and satisfaction to an enormous amount of people around the globe. Think about that for a second – it’s quite fascinating, isn’t it? Allow me to make one example just to illustrate this statement. The annual quantity of foods produced in ViskoTeepak fibrous casings is estimated to be more than 1 billion kg. Let’s play with the thought that all our casings would go to a standard fibrous product such as pre-sliced salami. A normal slice of salami that we put on our bread is roughly 6 grams. An average person, for a snack, puts two slices on a piece of bread. So, thanks to your effort, we could make 83,333,333,333 sandwiches with two pieces of salami every year for people around the world; or, we could make 10 pieces of bread topped with salami for every single person on Earth, even if the world’s population grew to 8 billion. The reality, of course, is that our casings are used in the production of a lot of different types of foods. However, the main message is that together we bring value and satisfaction to billions of people. This is something we can all be proud of. Thank you for your efforts throughout the year, and thanks for helping us find answers to the challenges we’ve faced. Thank you for your great partnership! On behalf of everyone at ViskoTeepak’s headquarters, I’d like to wish all of you a very merry Christmas, a Happy Year end as well as a pleasant & successful 2020!
Tom Pussinen TOM PUSSINEN Vice President Sales & Marketing