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Stora Enso Finalizes Worker Negotiations for Consolidation of Corrugated Packaging Production in Finland

Stora Enso - Folding Carton As part of the consolidation, Stora Enso will invest approximately EUR 19 million in new machinery and supporting infrastructure in its Lahti plant.

Nov. 10, 2016 - Stora Enso said that it has finalized the co-determination negotiations regarding the consolidation of manufacturing of corrugated packaging in Finland, which will result in the company's corrugated packaging plant in Heinola to be closed permanently and packaging manufacturing transferred to the Lahti plant.

The closure will affect 47 employees.

As part of the consolidation, Stora Enso will invest approximately EUR 19 million in new machinery and supporting infrastructure in Lahti. The project is expected to be finalized by the end of the first quarter 2018. The objective is to improve profitability and competitiveness by creating a center of excellence for corrugated packaging in Lahti. Currently, Stora Enso employs approximately 420 people in its containerboard and corrugated packaging businesses in the Lahti–Heinola region.

Stora Enso said that it will make every effort in co-operation with the local community to help the affected personnel find new employment opportunities, and all job openings in other Stora Enso units will be available to those affected.

The corrugated packaging production at the Kristiinankaupunki and containerboard production at the Heinola Fluting Mill will not be affected, the company added.

Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper on global markets. To learn more, please visit: www.storaenso.com

SOURCE: Stora Enso

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