Stora Enso Anjalankoski mills considers taking temporary downtime in response to production and economic challenges during 2024. Talks on possible temporary layoffs are set to start next Monday.
Stora Enso is going to enter into negotiations on possible temporary layoffs at the Anjalankoski mills industrial complex in southern Finland. The statutory negotations cover a layoff period of a maximum of 90 days in 2024 and involve the entire staff of the Anjalankoski mills. The talks will start on 15 January and are estimated to last two weeks.
According to Stora Enso, this is a precautionary measure that would allow the Anjalankoski mills to respond to production and economic challenges facing the company during 2024.
The implementation of short-time work measures could take place in several tranches over the year. So far, no decisions on temporary layoffs have been made, the company said.
Anjalankoski Mills are part of Stora Enso's Packaging Materials divsion. The industrial complex consists of a paper mill producing book paper, and a board mill producing folding boxboard for consumer packaging. Mechanical pulp and energy are also produced at the site. Following the definitive closure of the PM 3 last November, total production capacity of the Anjalankoski mills is estimated at approximately 500,000 tpy of paper and board.
Negotiations on possible temporary layoffs are already going on at Stora Enso's Oulu and Imatra mills. The two mills are also part of Stora Enso's Packaging Materials division.