STOCKHOLM - Ahlstrom-Munksjö has confirmed that its plants in Italy are not affected by the Italian government's lock-down of all non-essential industrial and commercial operations.
The decree entered into effect on 23 March and is valid until April 3, 2020. However, the decree excludes certain industries and activities. "The paper and nonwoven industries are specifically excluded from the lock-down according to the decree," Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s said. "Production plants in Italy, Turin and Fabriano, are currently operating and are not directly affected by the decree."
All 45 Ahlstrom-Munksjö manufacturing facilities worldwide are therefore currently operational although the company said it was closely monitoring the situation and was taking strict health and safety precautions at all sites to protect the wellbeing of its employees and all stakeholders.