Internal restructuring
Bassin Parisien; Haute-Normandie; Seine-Maritime
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Wood And Paper Materials
Manufacture Of Paper And Paper Products
17.12 - Manufacture of paper and paperboard

170 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
30 April 2015
Employment effect (start)
1 July 2015
Foreseen end date


Finnish paper company UPM is to cut 196 jobs out of a total of 367 employees by 2015.

The company had announced in November 2014 a reorganisation   and the shutdown of two paper mills at the Chapelle Darblay site (Seine-Maritime).  

The number of job cuts has been reduced after a long negotiation with unions and employees representatives. On 30 April 2015 the management announced to the works council  a reduction of redundancies from 196 to 170.. The management and unions are working on alternative measures to keep one of the paper mills and the number of redundancies could be further reduced. The Management will take a final decision by the end of June.

UPM had closed its site in Docelles (Vosges) making all 161 staff redundant by February 2014.


  • 30 April 2015: France 3 Haute Normandie
  • 9 April 2015: L'usine Nouvelle


Eurofound (2015), UPM Kymmene France, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 83477, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/83477.