French and UK flaconnage plants resume operations
Stoelzle Flaconnage in the UK and Stoelzle Masnières in France have successfully restarted operations, after several weeks of shutdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to Etienne Gruyez, CEO at Stoelzle Masnières Parfumerie, the conditions are in place for a safe and gradual resumption of activity, with the implementation of barriers specific to the business.
“As we emerge from the crisis, we will continue to develop our activities” he confirmed. In the first instance, two production lines have been recommissioned to adapt to customer needs. “We are going to resume our activity in order to start up at 50% of our capacities, which unfortunately implies keeping part of our staff on short-time work. In addition, we are obliged to postpone the renovation work on our furnace, which was initially planned for the summer of 2020.”
According to Etienne Gruyez, a revised rebuild date will be set in consultation with subcontractors and customers, as soon as a better idea of the future becomes clear. “But we are maintaining our ambition; the creation of a fifth line, enabling a 30% increase in production capacity.”