Lecta Reaches Agreement to Close Torraspapel Paper Mill in Girona, Spain

The gradual closure of Torraspapel's mill in Sarrią de Ter (Girona, Spain) will take place over the next few months. The mill currently produces about 67,000 tpy of base paper and uncoated specialty papers

July 7, 2014 - Lecta announced that after negotiations with employee representatives regarding the viability or closure of Torraspapel's mill in Sarrią de Ter (Girona, Spain), on June 30th the company and employees reached an agreement that will result in the closure of the plant, relocating 73 of the 132 employees to other Group manufacturing sites in Spain.

Torraspapel is part of the Lecta Group.

Current production at Sarrią de Ter, approximately 67,000 tons per year of base paper and uncoated specialty papers, will be relocated to other Group mills, primarily to the Zaragoza and Motril plants, resulting in a reduction of coated woodfree paper production capacity at these mills.

Lecat noted that "the paper industry has been experiencing very difficult conditions, with a permanent drop in demand. In addition to the decline in sales, Sarrią de Ter has been affected by the impact of changes in the legislative framework for the electricity industry in recent years."

The gradual closure of Torraspapel's mill in Sarrią de Ter will take place over the next few months.

SOURCE: Lecta Group