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Group Voith is one of the leading manufacturers of equipment pulp and paper industry informs that essential decreasing volume of the market of sale new big equipment led to decline of the position of Voith Paper. Because of this management of company Voith Paper presented the plan of events in order to organize the structure in accordance with market conditions.

“The volume of the market of new systems decreased by half. Such situation will be kept in future, it means that market will not be on the same level, - General Director of Voith Paper Bertram Shtaudenmaier.  Consequence for our business for manufacture of new equipment and rebuild of old equipment is too high.  On this small market we had with big competition and price pressure.  Decreasing of the orders during last years made an impact for the loading of capacity utilization, market and profit.  That is why we should adapt to changed market condition”.
It is planned decreasing of European business for manufacture of paper machine in Heidenheim and also equipment for preparation of stock in Ravensburg (Germany). Is also planned to close the production in Saint Pelten (Austria) where about 150 working places will be reduced.  Also German factories in Krefeld and Neuwied where about 200 working places will be re reduced but the other production will be relocated to Heidenheim.
Besides according to the plan Voith it is planned to reduce about 150 places in Ravensburg. About 300 places will be reduced in Heidenheim.  In general it is planned to reduce about 1000 places. Next step will be negotiations of management with workers. Planned measures should be realized till 31 December, 2015. 

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