Less incoming orders and a resulting weaker capacity utilisation rate have led Papeteries du Léman to consider the introduction of short-time work.
Papeteries du Léman, a French producer of lightweight paper, is considering implementing short-time work for its employees in France. The company told EUWID that it had made an official application for permission to introduce short-time work, if necessary. However, it was not clear when such a move might be made and the company had not yet planned any specific measures.
The managing director of Papeteries du Léman explained that the company's order situation had worsened since September. The conditions on the market for printing and writing paper were very difficult, he said. As a result, production had not always been running at full swing since then, he added. Temporary production cutbacks were also likely in the coming months, so the company wanted to keep open the option of short-time work. The managing director expects the situation to ease again in February or March of next year and production to return to normal.
Papeteries du Léman is based in Publier, in eastern France. The company, which is part of Bolloré Thin Papers, produces lightweight printing paper with a production capacity of 45,000-50,000 tpy. There are 260 employees working in the paper mill, according to the company.