Ball to cease production at Recklinghausen, Germany facility
Ball Corporation has announced that it intends to cease production at the company’s Recklinghausen, Germany facilities at the end of July 2017, and only after due negotiation and agreement with the works council. Customers currently supported by the Recklinghausen beverage container and end plants will be supplied by other Ball facilities in Europe.
“Given the regional market environment, we need to ensure that we remain cost competitive for the long term,” said Colin Gillis, president at Ball Beverage Packaging Europe. “While closing plants is always difficult, our goal is safeguarding the long term success of the business for all of our stakeholders, including our 3,900 employees in Europe.”
The Recklinghausen site employs approximately 360 people. Ball intends to carry out the proposed closure in a respectful and socially acceptable way, and to support employees through various measures.