Stora Enso delivers cloud-based intelligent packaging solutions enabled by Microsoft

STORA ENSO OYJ PRESS RELEASE 7 November 2017 at 09.00 EET

Stora Enso has joined forces with Microsoft to bring cloud-based intelligent packaging solutions to clients globally. Intelligent Packaging by Stora Enso utilizes Microsoft Azure, the leading cloud platform for business digitalization. The global and scalable cloud platform from Microsoft enables reliable and secure data collection and analytics for clients investing in innovative intelligent packaging solutions.

Intelligent Packaging by Stora Enso integrates widely adopted RFID (Radio frequency identification) technology which enables the product to be tracked, traced and tamper-proofed throughout the entire supply chain. Moreover, the technology allows communication between the brand-owner and the end-user using an NFC (Near Field Communication)-enabled smartphone. Comprehensive data management and analytics capabilities are vital to all intelligent packaging solutions. Through the Microsoft cloud service, all data are collected for analytics to support and improve business efficiency.

“Microsoft Azure offers a scalable and trustworthy platform for us and our globally operating clients. Now packaging data can be collected and analyzed anytime and anywhere, allowing customers an unprecedented amount of valuable information from supply chain performance to consumer behavior. Merging renewable packaging with intelligent, cloud-based features supports a more effective and profitable business”, says Teemu Salmi , Senior Vice President, CIO & Head of Digitalization at Stora Enso.

“We are proud to work with Stora Enso in the new era of intelligent packaging solutions. Microsoft Azure delivers Internet of Things services which Stora Enso is leveraging to better serve their customers and provide fast service development, scalability and global reach. Stora Enso’s intelligent packaging is a great example of the kind of innovative new services enabled by the Microsoft Azure platform”, says Marc Jalabert , General Manager, Marketing & Operations at Microsoft Western Europe.

Stora Enso and Microsoft are currently involved in multiple projects for intelligent packaging with large international enterprises in diverse industries.


For further information, please contact:
Carl Norell, SVP Communications, Packaging Solutions, Stora Enso, tel. +46 72 2 410 349, e-mail carl.norell@storaenso.com
Antti Alila, Cloud & Enterprise Lead, Microsoft Finland, tel. +358 50 499 9526, e-mail antti.alila@microsoft.com

Investor enquiries:
Ulla Paajanen-Sainio, SVP, Investor Relations, tel. +358 40 763 8767

 

Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper on global markets. Our aim is to replace fossil-based materials by innovating and developing new products and services based on wood and other renewable materials. We employ some 25 000 people in more than 35 countries, and our sales in 2016 were EUR 9.8 billion. Stora Enso shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki (STEAV, STERV) and Nasdaq Stockholm (STE A, STE R). In addition, the shares are traded in the USA as ADRs (SEOAY). storaenso.com  

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For further information, please contact:
Carl Norell
SVP Communications, Packaging Solutions
Stora Enso
tel. +46 72 2 410 349
e-mail  carl.norell@storaenso.com

Antti Alila
Cloud & Enterprise Lead
Microsoft Finland
tel. +358 50 499 9526
e-mail  antti.alila@microsoft.com

Investor enquiries:
Ulla Paajanen-Sainio
SVP, Investor Relations
tel. +358 40 763 8767

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