"We have been working hard to improve our cost competitiveness during the recent years. Unfortunately, this strike is now destroying the good results of that work. The production disturbances also affect negatively our reputation as a reliable supplier in the eyes of our customers ", says Juha Kääriäinen, General Manager of the UPM Tervasaari Paper Mill.
The paper machines in other UPM paper mills in Finland are running for the time being but the risks are increasing day by day. UPM has made large special arrangements to keep the production running. These arrangements are causing extra costs for the company.