Orion to close French carbon black factory by end of 2016

On 18 August Orion Engineered Carbons S.A.’s French subsidiary, Orion Engineered Carbons SAS, reached an agreement with the Works Council and labour union at its Ambes, France facility on a comprehensive social plan. Following this agreement, the French subsidiary will “proceed to implement the restructuring and down staffing of that facility with cessation of production at the site expected by the end of 2016”.

The Orion plant in France employs approximately 40 people and has a carbon black production capacity of up to 45kt per year, predominately used in the production of tyres and other rubber goods. The plant will be deactivated following the depletion of the existing stocks.

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