COST-CUTTING PROGRAMME AT ROTTNEROS MILL
The planned staff cuts are part of a Group-wide programme announced in February 2006 to cut costs by SEK 100 million with a focus on variable costs. The savings for 2007 are estimated to around SEK 85 million.
“These measures, which also involve an investment, are an important part of the process of making Rottneros Mill cost effective,” says Rottneros President and CEO Lars Blecko. He stresse-s, however, that long-term elevated electricity prices are still a threat to the production of energy-intensive mechanical pulp of the kind produced at Rottneros Mill.
More information: Lars Blecko, President and CEO, tel. +46 8 590 010 00
Rottneros is one of the world’s leading independent producers of market pulp. The Group consists of the parent company, Rottneros AB, which is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, along with its subsidiaries Rottneros Bruk AB, Rockhammars Bruk AB, Utansjö Bruk AB and Vallviks Bruk AB in Sweden as well as Rottneros Miranda, S.A. in Spain, with activities involving production and sales of market pulp; the Group also includes the raw materials purchasing companies Rottneros Baltic SIA in Latvia and Rottneros Madeira in Portugal, as well as the sales company Rottneros S.A. in Belgium. The Group has established a new business area, Rottneros Packaging, for production of pulp-based packaging materials for food use. With approximately 750 employees, the Group has a turnover of approximately SEK 2.7 billion