European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
Ettringen (Germany), Rauma (Finland)
Manufacture, Printing And Reproduction Of Recorded Media
Printing And Reproduction Of Recorded Media
18.12 - Other printing

237 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
8 April 2013
Employment effect (start)
30 April 2013
Foreseen end date


Finnish pulp, paper and timber manufacturer UPM-Kymmene has recently announced its plan to close two of its European paper mills producing magazine paperĀ in an attempt to cut costs. The closures of these two paper mills in Germany and Finland will result in a headcount reduction of 237 staff. The majority of the job cuts (150 positions) will be in Ettringen, Germany with the remainder (87 positions) in Rauma, Finland. The closures will be put in place by end of April 2013 and negotiations with staff have already started. The company, which currently employs around 22,000 staff, has previously put in place large scale job reduction measures in 2011 (see here).


  • 8 April 2013: 4 traders
  • 9 April 2013: Bloomberg Businessweek
  • 8 April 2013: Druck & Medien


Eurofound (2013), UPM-Kymmene, Closure in European Union, factsheet number 75231, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75231.