Lucart Group proposes cutting about 80 jobs at its Airtissue tissue and hygiene products manufacturing unit in Italy in effort to streamline operations after it was acquired from GP in mid-January and due to declining demand

LOS ANGELES , March 22, 2012 () –

Lucart Group is looking at trimming about 80 jobs from its Airtissue unit in Italy in an effort to streamline the operations, which were acquired from Georgia-Pacific LLC (GP) in mid-January, reported EUWID-Paper on March 22.

The Italian tissue and air-laid products manufacturer might cut up to 41 jobs at its Castelnuovo di Garfagnana facility and about 40 jobs at its facility in Avigliano and its headquarters in Genoa, all located in Italy, according to the Italian General Confederation of Labor (CGIL).

Lucart’s tentative business plan might be discussed again and could be revised, said the CGIL union in Lucca. The next meeting is March 22, EUWID-Paper reported.

The company’s plan seeks to respond to declining demand and make the company’s operations more efficient by eliminating duplication following the GP acquisition. Georgia-Pacific Italia was renamed Airtissue after the sale closed.

The facility in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana has a 50,000 tonnes-per-year tissue machine and several processing lines with total capacity of 40,000 tonnes/year. The Avigliano operation, which has about 10,000 tonnes/year of capacity, makes airlaid tissue, reported EUWID-Paper.

The primary source of this article is EUWID-Paper, Gernsbach, Germany, on March 22, 2012.


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