Huhtamaki to consolidate its production footprint in China

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Huhtamaki is planning to consolidate the production footprint in China in the Fiber Foodservice Europe-Asia-Oceania segment and will close its production sites in Tianjin and Shanghai by the end of Q2 2024.

The production will be transferred to the manufacturing site in Guangzhou. Additionally, Huhtamaki continues production at the site in Xuzhou. The decision affects 154 employees in the two sites. Huhtamaki will support the impacted employees and provide assistance in finding new employment.

The aim of the consolidation is to optimize the manufacturing footprint, improve the competitiveness and strengthen the foundation for future growth in the region. The announced change is part of Huhtamaki’s program to accelerate strategy implementation, announced in November 2023, expected to materially support the profitability of Huhtamaki with efficiency improvements leading to savings of approximately EUR 100 million over the next three years.

The Tianjin and Shanghai production sites planned to be closed do not represent a material share of the sales or profits of Huhtamaki. In the first quarter of 2024, Huhtamaki will book closure-related costs of approximately EUR 13 million. The costs will be booked as items affecting comparability.

About Huhtamaki
Huhtamaki is a leading global provider of sustainable packaging solutions for consumers around the world. Our innovative products protect on-the-go and on-the-shelf food and beverages, and personal care products, ensuring hygiene and safety, driving accessibility and affordability, and helping prevent food waste. We embed sustainability in everything we do. We are committed to achieving carbon neutral production and designing all our products to be recyclable, compostable or reusable by 2030. Our blueloopTM sustainable packaging solutions are world-leading and designed for circularity.

We are a participant in the UN Global Compact, Huhtamaki is rated ‘A’ on the MSCI ESG Ratings assessment and EcoVadis has awarded Huhtamaki with the Gold medal for performance in sustainability. To play our part in managing climate change, we have set science-based targets that have been approved and validated by the Science-Based Targets initiative.

With 100 years of history and a strong Nordic heritage we operate in 37 countries and 107 operating locations around the world. Our values Care Dare Deliver guide our decisions and help our team of around 18 000 employees make a difference where it matters. Our 2023 net sales totalled EUR 4.2 billion. Huhtamaki Group is headquartered in Espoo, Finland and our parent company, Huhtamäki Oyj, is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. Find out more about how we are protecting food, people and the planet at

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