Cartiera Pieretti curtails containerboard production

Production curtailment is due to Cartiera Pieretti's problems
in managing mill operations, say employee representatives.
12 Jul 2019 − 

Cartiera Pieretti has been under new management for a while and business is reportedly not going well since then.

Italian recycled corrugated case material and board producer Cartiera Pieretti is not producing at full capacity at the moment. A union spokesperson explained that, due to a lack of orders, the mill was currently only in operation on weekdays, skipping the weekends. Cartiera Pieretti has a production capacity of around 40,000 tpy.

The curtailment, however, had less to do with the current market conditions and more with the company’s problems in managing mill operations, said the union spokesperson. Cartiera Pieretti has reportedly been under new ownership since the beginning of the year and things have apparently been worsening since then. The company had accumulated debts, had lost orders and working conditions had worsened, the spokesperson explained. In May, the mill employees went on strike for 2-3 weeks because their salaries were not paid. Things have reportedly returned to normal on this front.

Cartiera Pieretti is located in the province of Lucca in the Tuscany region. The company produces brown and white-top testliner as well as board for cores and employs 30-35 people, according to the trade union.

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