– Press release

Kemira announced the closing of its Pierre-Bénite site in France

Kemira Oyj, Press release, October 29, 2021 at 4 pm (EEST)

Kemira announced the closing of its Pierre-Bénite site in France

Today, Kemira announced the final decision to close its manufacturing site at Pierre-Bénite in France, nearby Lyon. During the last weeks, Kemira has finalized the evaluation of the project and conducted the legally required consultation process under French labor law, including Kemira’s social and economic committee.

While having thoroughly considered the feedback received during the consultation period, Kemira has decided to implement the site’s closure in due course.

Unfavorable market conditions together with an increased competition have continuously impacted the economic situation of the Pierre-Bénite site negatively. Despite the numerous improvement efforts that have been implemented in recent years the site has not improved sufficiently for Kemira to remain competitive on its activity sector. The site produces ferric chloride and different grades of polyaluminum chloride.

Kemira remains committed to serving the water treatment market in France and to supply its customers.

For more information, please contact:

Kemira Oyj
Thierry Blomet, Senior Vice President, Sourcing and President Kemira Chimie
+358 50 365 5945

Terhi Kivinen, Chief Communications Officer
+358 40 848 4001

Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemical solutions for water intensive industries. We provide best suited products and expertise to improve our customers’ product quality, process and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, water treatment and oil & gas.