Huhtamaki Foodservice Europe-Asia-Oceania roots are in the 1960's when Huhtamaki operated its first packaging factory making tin cans in Finland. Shortly after packaging unit diversified into paper and plastic cup production and grew internationally into a leading packaging provider for the foodservice industry. At the beginning of the expansion period packaging business was named Polarcup. Name was changed to Huhtamaki, when mother company focused on global packaging after having divested its former candy and pharmaceutical businesses in the 1990's.
In Europe, Huhtamaki Foodservice manufactures today paper and plastic packaging in multiple production locations close to its key customers. Western Europe region serves UK, South European and Nordic markets with plants in Gosport (UK), Blackburn (UK), Nules (Spain) and Hämeenlinna (Finland). Central and Eastern Europe is serviced from plants in Czeladz (Poland), Istanbul (Turkey) and Ivanteevka and Alabuga plants in Russia. Additonally, German unit in Alf serves as a central manufacturing hub for plastic items and is Europe's leading maker of plastic vending hot cups.
Huhtamaki is a leading manufacturer of packaging for foodservice in Asian and Oceania region. Huhtamaki Josco serves the world from 4 manufacturing locations in China and has excellent customization capabilities for special segments like Airline catering. Latest addition to the Asian manufacturing footprint is Butterworth plant in Malaysia. In Oceania customers are serviced locally from the Windsor plant in Australia and the Henderson plant in New Zealand. South African market is served from the local plants.
Huhtamaki Foodservice Ukraine
In Ukraine Huhtamaki settled its representative office in 1997. Since 2015 it was reorganized into Sales Office and grows its support for local and multinational food production companies till now. Nowadays Huhtamaki's plans are to further invest in its business growth in Eastern Europe by setting up a production unit in Kiev. The new unit is to manufacture full range of paper cups for hot and cold drinks. The production start is planned for 2019.