Mayr-Melnhof to close packaging plant

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Mayr-Melnhof Packaging recently announced that it is to close its packaging plant in Liverpool.

The employees went on strike in early February and the plant has not opened since then. However, Meln-Melnhof doesn’t mention the dispute with the employees in its statement about the closure of the plant. It says that the economic situation, latest market developments and the demands of MM-Packaging’s customers have finally led to this difficult decision.

The factory in Liverpool has most recently employed a total of 109 employees. Customers are not affected by this measure as they are now being supplied by other parts of the European MMP production network.

Mayr-Melnhof Packaging, the packaging division of MM Group, is producing folding cartons. As of December 31st, 2011 the Mayr-Melnhof Group employed about 8,900 people.