Market: Packaging Paper & Board
Posted January 2, 2018
Huhtamaki has completed the sale of the vacated manufacturing facility and related land usage rights in Guangzhou, China, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
Further, to conclude the consolidation of its foodservice packaging operations in South China, Huhtamaki closed down the manufacturing unit in Shandong, China, impacting app. 200 jobs. The product range manufactured in Shandong will in the future be sourced externally.
In addition, to gain synergies from the recent acquisition of International Paper's foodservice packaging operations in China, comprising of manufacturing units in Tianjin and Shanghai, Huhtamaki has decided to consolidate its manufacturing operations in Tianjin into one unit.
All manufacturing operations will be transferred to the unit acquired from IP. Employees currently working at the unit to be closed will be offered equivalent work opportunities at the continuing Tianjin unit. The transfer is expected to be completed by the end of the 1Q 2018.
Following the above activities the Huhtamaki production footprint in China will consist of three efficient and focused foodservice manufacturing units (Guangzhou, Shanghai and Tianjin), allowing it to support the growth plans of its customers operating in China.
Huhtamaki is a global specialist in packaging for food and drink.