German Dalli to close or sell detergent factory in Romania in 2022

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BUCHAREST (Romania), April 11 (SeeNews) – German personal care and home care products manufacturer Dalli has announced that it will close or sell its factory in Timisoara, Romania, by the end of 2022 in the part of a broader restructuring plan due to rising raw material and energy prices. .

“Dalli-Group plans to cease operations in Warth [Austria] location step by step by the end of 2022, after which it will close the plant. Also in Timisoara, it is expected that Dalli production will be restored by December 21, 2022, either through sale or closure,” Dalli-Group said in a statement last week.

Dalli also plans to reduce the number of employees at two factories in Germany – Stolberg and Flörsheim-Dalsheim, and at two factories in the Netherlands – in Hoensbroek and Heerde. In addition, the company will, by 2030, discontinue production of unprofitable items such as dishwashing detergent and household cleaning products, as well as some hair and body care products.

“Continuous market changes as well as rising raw material and energy prices require fundamental restructuring to secure the future of the business,” the group said in the statement.

Dalli bought the Timisoara detergent factory from the American multinational consumer goods company Procter&Gamble (P&G) in 2014. P&G bought the factory from the Romanian government in 1995.

The company operating the plant, Dali Production Romania, recorded a net profit of 9.3 million lei (2.05 million dollars / 1.88 million euros) in 2020, identical to the profit of 2019, on a turnover of 435 million lei, against a turnover of 388 million lei. at the end of 2019, showed the data available on the website of the Ministry of Finance. The company employed 320 people at the end of 2020.

(1 euro = 4.9409 lei)

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