Ahlstrom looks to close filtration paper machine in Barcelona

The negotiations with personnel representatives concern all employees of the plant excluding the sales office. The plant employs 92 people, including 10 who work in the sales office. The possible adjustments could cut approximately 45 positions impacting both blue-collar and white-collar employees.

The Barcelona plant produces filtration media for transportation and liquid applications. Ahlstrom’s Turin, Italy plant is the main manufacturing site of filtration materials for Ahlstrom's customers in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Ahlstrom also manufactures filtration media in North and South America as well as in Asia.