167 Jobs Gone as UPM Shuts Plywood Plant in Jyväskylä

14 92

The company says it’s much cheaper to produce plywood products at its factory in Russia rather than Jyväskylä.

UPM closing Jyväskylä plywood plant with 167 job losses

Finnish pulp and paper company UPM is closing its Jyväskylä plywood plant with the loss of 167 jobs.

The plan produces spruce and birch plywood but UPM says the profitability of the operation “has been weak for a long time, even during periods of high demand.”

The company says that despite investments in the Jyväskylä operation, and savings programmes to try and boost its operating profits, the factory never improved to a sustainable level.

“In Finland, a full run of the capacity has not been feasible due to the terms in the woodworking industry. In addition, repeated labour market disturbances have weakened the delivery reliability of Finnish mills” says Mika Sillanpää from UPM.

“According to the plan, the products currently manufactured in Jyväskylä would be produced in other UPM Plywood mills in Finland, Estonia, and Russia” he adds.

UPM has been investing in plywood capacity in Russia where it says production costs are “significantly more competitive than in Finland.”

The company has six plywood mills and one veneer mill in Finland, as well as plywood mills in Russia and Estonia.

 

Источник

14 Comments
  1. EmilyJohnson says

    It’s truly disappointing to see UPM closing the Jyväskylä plywood plant and causing 167 job losses. The decision to move production to Russia for cheaper costs may make business sense, but it’s a blow to the local community and the Finnish woodworking industry.

  2. EmilySmith says

    Finnish pulp and paper company UPM made a tough decision to shut down the plywood plant in Jyväskylä, resulting in 167 job losses. It seems like the cost factor prevailed, highlighting the harsh reality of global competition in manufacturing. Hopefully, the affected employees will find new opportunities soon.

  3. EmmaSmith123 says

    It’s unfortunate that 167 jobs are being lost due to the closure of the plywood plant in Jyväskylä. UPM’s decision to shift production to Russia may save costs, but it comes at the expense of Finnish workers. Hopefully, the affected employees will find new opportunities soon.

  4. EmmaSmith91 says

    It’s unfortunate to see 167 jobs lost in Jyväskylä due to the closure of the plywood plant. UPM’s decision to shift production to Russia may be cost-effective, but it’s a blow to the local workforce and community. Hopefully, the affected employees will find new opportunities soon.

  5. EmmaSmith123 says

    The decision to close the plywood plant in Jyväskylä is unfortunate, but understandable from a business perspective. UPM’s focus on cost-effective production in Russia reflects the current competitive landscape. It’s a tough blow for the employees losing their jobs, but ultimately, the company has to prioritize profitability.

  6. EmilyJohnson92 says

    It’s unfortunate to see 167 jobs lost due to the closure of the plywood plant in Jyväskylä. UPM’s decision to shift production to Russia for cost reasons is disappointing. The company should prioritize supporting local jobs and industries rather than seeking cheaper alternatives abroad.

  7. Emily92 says

    It’s unfortunate to see 167 jobs being lost in Jyväskylä, but it seems like UPM had no choice but to close the plywood plant to stay competitive. Moving production to Russia may indeed be more cost-effective in the long run.

  8. EmilyJohnson92 says

    Fascinating article. It’s unfortunate to see 167 jobs gone with the closure of the plywood plant in Jyväskylä. Companies often prioritize cost savings, but it’s crucial to also consider the impact on local communities and workers. Hopefully, UPM’s decision will lead to more sustainable practices in the long run.

  9. Laura89 says

    Why did UPM choose to close the Jyväskylä plant instead of trying to improve its profitability through other means? Are there any plans to support the employees who lost their jobs?

    1. Ethan87 says

      UPM’s decision to close the Jyväskylä plant over seeking alternative profitability solutions reflects the challenges faced in maintaining competitiveness in the woodworking industry. Unfortunately, despite efforts, the factory’s sustainability remained elusive. As for supporting the displaced employees, UPM should provide comprehensive assistance and resources to facilitate their transition to new opportunities.

  10. ElsieJohnson says

    The decision to shut down the plywood plant in Jyväskylä is unfortunate, but it seems like a strategic move for UPM to cut costs and improve profitability. It’s a tough situation for the workers who are losing their jobs, but the company’s focus on competitiveness and sustainability is understandable in the current market conditions.

  11. EmmaSmith_87 says

    It’s unfortunate to see 167 jobs lost due to the closure of the plywood plant in Jyväskylä. The company’s decision to shift production to Russia for cost reasons is concerning for the local workforce.

  12. EmmaJohnson23 says

    Why is it more cost-effective for UPM to produce plywood in Russia than in Jyväskylä? Can the company not find a way to make the Jyväskylä plant profitable?

  13. EmilySmith23 says

    Why did UPM find it cheaper to produce plywood products in Russia rather than in Jyväskylä despite the investments made in the Finnish operations?

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.