Official: UPM intentionally damaged former Docelles mill’s PM before auction

BRUSSELS, Oct. 26, 2017 (PPI Europe) -A local official has accused UPM of intentionally damaging a paper machine at its former Docelles mill in France that was set to go on auction on Tuesday this week. UPM, however, disputes the charge.

Between May and June, the company decided to damage the machine in order to prevent potential competitors from being able to produce paper on it, according to the official. “There was an order from the French management [of UPM] to make the machine unusable so they broke the headbox and the rollers,” he said. 

UPM has rejected the allegation. “[The] facilities ...

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