Canadian Packaging

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

Finnish provider of renewable packaging solutions and more has joined forces with Microsoft to bring Cloud-based solutions top global customers.


November 8, 2017
by Canadian Packaging staff

Stora Enso, a Helsinki, Finland-based leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper on global markets, 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 Stora Enso senior vice-president, chief information officer and head of digitalization Teemu Salmi.

“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 Microsoft Western Europe general manager of marketing and operations Marc Jalabert.

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

Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper on global markets. Its aim is to replace fossil-based materials by innovating and developing new products and services based on wood and other renewable materials. The company employs some 25 000 people in more than 35 countries, with sales in 2016 at €9.8 billion (~CDN $14.5 billion). Company information available at www.storaenso.com.

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