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Altia and its Koskenkorva distillery have been included on the list of the most interesting companies in the circular economy compiled by the Finnish future fund Sitra. The Koskenkorva distillery is a pioneer of the circular economy, using 100 per cent of the barley it employs as a raw material. The distillery’s carbon dioxide emissions have reduced by more than 50 per cent over four years.

Anna Möller will take on a newly established role as Marketing Director of Altia Scandinavia on June 1, 2019. Altia Scandinavia includes Sweden, Norway and Denmark and consist approximately one third of Altia Group. Altia Scandinavia develops and markets some of the top heritage Nordic beverage brands, such as Blossa, Chill-Out and O.P. Anderson, with an aquavit distillery in Sundsvall.

Leading Nordic alcoholic brands company Altia and the Danish spirit company Conaxess Trade Beverages will enter in a strategic collaboration as of 20 May 2019. The partnership includes Altia to transfer its Denmark domestic business to Conaxess Trade Beverages. With the new partner Altia is looking for a stronger route to market locally both in off-trade and on-trade, with the ability to further support our iconic Nordic brands and speed up the growth in Denmark.

A significant investment in geothermal heating has been made at Porvoo Cathedral. This culturally and historically important site will from now on use geothermal heating. Altia Industrial’s Naturet was selected as the geothermal fluid for the system. Produced at the company’s Rajamäki plant, Naturet is Finland’s leading ethanol-based geothermal fluid.

Altia has made a new Baltic Sea Commitment to enhance sustainable agriculture in the production of its beverages. The new commitment continues the co-operation between Altia and Baltic Sea Action Group (BSAG) that was initiated in 2015.

Each year, Blossa travels to new locations around the world to seek inspiration for its annual vintage glögg. Amidst serpentine roads, steep mountain sides and vast lemon groves, Blossa found the destination that has inspired this year’s flavour: the Italian Amalfi Coast. This year's glögg has a taste of limoncello and the Mediterranean herbs of rosemary, thyme and basil.

Altia and its Rajamäki plant are celebrating their 130th anniversary this year. Altia’s story began on 20 August 1888, when a group of engineers decided to establish a yeast plant in Rajamäki. One of the main reasons why Rajamäki was selected as the location for the plant was the plentiful and pure groundwater found in the area. Over 130 years, Altia has evolved from a yeast producer to the leading wine and spirits company in the Nordic countries and a listed company.