UPM to Close Down Its Albbruck Paper Mill in Germany

Discussions about future use of the premises ongoing

UPM will participate in the follow-up of the round table discussions about the possible future use of the mill premises. The discussions will be led by the local Chamber of Commerce.

“The aim of this forum is to find development ideas and business opportunities for the site. We have already been contacted by companies who are potentially interested in the industrial use of the mill premises”, says Hartmut Wurster.

The Albbruck decision finalizes the paper capacity closure plans that were announced by UPM last August. UPM Albbruck paper mill had a capacity of 320,000 tonnes of magazine papers. UPM Myllykoski paper mill in Finland with 600,000 tonnes of magazine papers was closed down on 9 December 2011 and the paper machine 3 at UPM Ettringen paper mill in Germany with 110,000 tonnes of newsprint was closed down on 14 December 2011.

The sales process of the Stracel paper mill in France is ongoing as planned.

Source: UPM.

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