Upm stops the PM 10 machine on the Plattling site


As announced last April, Upm has decided to decommission the PM 10 LWC (light-weight coated) line at its site in Plattling, Germany; this means a reduction of capacity by 155,000 tons. The last stage in this decommissioning project has taken place on July 15th this year: the final goal is to reduce the supply by the Group of paper catalogues and magazines in Europe by 155,000 tons a year.

The permanent closing of the production line will involve laying off 155 people at the paper mill. The negotiations and discussions with staff representatives have already been concluded. The two remaining machines for paper processing at the site in Plattling will continue to be used.

Upm had explained the closing of PM 10 and the staff downsizing by saying that it needs to further increase its competitiveness in the paper industry.