Behn Meyer’s Paper & Board Divisions (Singapore and Malaysia) were recently represented at an internationally acclaimed three-day course at the UPM Paper & Printing School Asia-Pacific in Changshu, China.
The BM participants were Mr Eric Lee, Sales Manager, Behn Meyer International Trading Sdn Bhd (BMIT) Malaysia and Mr Peter Lee, Marketing Executive, Behn Meyer International (S) Pte Ltd (BMIS) Singapore.
The UPM course participants with Mr Peter Lee (BMIS) and Mr Eric Lee (BMIT) 6th and 8th from left
As the frontrunner of the new forest industry, UPM leads the integration of bio and forest industries into a new, sustainable and innovation-driven future. UPM also provides smart and sustainable products and solutions for its customers worldwide. There were 28 participants from around the Asia region at the course which was held from November 10 - 12, 2010.
The course program included hands-on familiarization and training in paper making, environmental protection in paper making, .basic level printing such as image reproduction and pre-press, printing methods, print simulator introduction, paper classifying, handcraft paper making. The course concluded with a guided tour of the UPM Changshu mill.
Following the program, Eric and Peter were occupied with familiarization visits and knowledge updates at other paper manufacturers' latest product ranges, mills, innovations and equipment. These included :
- Gold HuaSheng Paper Co. Ltd at Suzhou Industrial Park, Jiangshu;
- Ningbo Zhonghua Paper Co. Ltd in Duantang Town, Ningbo, Zhejiang;
- Gold East Paper (Jiangsu) Co. Ltd’s offices and paper mill.
According to Eric, it was a very interesting and educational trip. “We gained substantial knowledge from the three-day course at UPM and about the products from our visit to the three mills.” He believes this will prove useful when shared with BMIT sales personnel.
Peter added that the trip had proven to be an excellent learning experience and he felt positive and enthusiastic that the knowledge gained would be beneficial in BMIS' sales and marketing efforts.
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