Bayern; Niederbayern; Deggendorf
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Wood And Paper Materials
Manufacture Of Paper And Paper Products
17 - Manufacture Of Paper And Paper Products

401 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
25 July 2023
Employment effect (start)
25 July 2023
Foreseen end date
31 December 2023


UPM, a Finnish pulp and paper manufacturer headquartered in Helsinki, has announced 401 job cuts at its site in Plattling, Bavaria. UPM Communication Papers announced the permanent closure of its mill in Plattling, Germany, reducing uncoated and coated printing paper capacity in Europe by 595,000 tonnes. The reason given for the job cuts is the decline in demand for graphic papers in recent years. The number of UPM employees affected in Plattling is estimated at 401. With the planned closure of UPM Plattling's two paper machines, production of graphic papers is to cease by the end of 2023. The company said it is working with employee representatives to find responsible solutions for its employees and is engaging directly in a fair dialogue. In March 2023, UPM had already announced the closure of a machine in Schongau, Bavaria, which will result in 135 job cuts (UPM-DE-2023) . Worldwide, UPM employs 17,200 people in 11 countries and has a turnover of EUR 11.7 billion.



Eurofound (2023), UPM Plattling, Closure in Germany, factsheet number 109332, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/109332.