Ahlstrom as an investment

Ahlstrom as an investment

Ahlstrom produces innovative fiber-based materials with a function in everyday life. They enable the required functionality and sustainability of our customers’ products.

Four reasons to invest


Ahlstrom is a worldwide leader in the USD 30 billion annual fiber-based materials market. Our growth is supported by global megatrends and we are well positioned to grow in:

  • Environmentally friendly and energy efficient filtration
  • Compostable food and beverage packaging
  • Ease-of use life science and diagnostics as well as performance-driven medical fabrics
  • High-quality construction and home decoration materials


We have an improving track record with three years of continuous improvement in profitability and balance sheet, driven by enhanced margin through commercial excellence, better product mix as well as improved operational efficiency and lower costs.


We are committed to growing and creating value by providing the best performing sustainable fiber-based materials. Our vision is to be our customers’ first choice. With the four strategic themes listed bellow, we are building a stronger, leaner and unified company, and they will help us to reach our long-term financial targets:

  • Commercial Excellence
  • Lean operating model
  • Organic growth via higher asset turnover
  • Growth via new platforms

Merger with Munksjö

On November 7, 2016, Ahlstrom Corporation and Munksjö Oyj announced a plan merge the two companies. The combination will create a global leader in innovative and sustainable fiber-based solutions. The combination is expected to create significant value for the stakeholders in the combined company through stronger global growth opportunities and improved operational efficiency. The combined company’s growth ambitions will be supported by a strong balance sheet and strong cash flow generation. 


Updated: February 2017

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