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1 Trade Union Coordination Meeting Saint-Gobain – AGC Brussels, 23 October 2013 Restructuring in the European Glass Sector

2 Content  Response rate  Number of employees in the glass sector  Large companies per country in 2013  Restructuring in the glass sector since the beginning of the crisis  Factory closures since 2008  Relocations since 2008  Planned restructurings, closures, relocations or investments European Glass Sector – Questionnaire results

3  Germany (IG BCE)  Austria (PRO-GE)  Belgium (CSC-BIE & CG-FGTB)  Spain (FITAG UGT)  Finland (PROLIITTO & TEAMLIITOO)  France (FCE-CFDT + CGT Verre)  Italy (FEMCA CISL)  Czech Republic (OS SKP) Response rate

4 % Germany ,3 Austria ,3 Belgium ,9 Spain? Finland ,1 France ,5 Italy (2012) -3,8 Czech Rep ,0 Number of employees in the glass sector

5 Large companies per country in 2013 Germany Saint-Gobain, Ardagh, Gerresheimer AG, OI Glasspak, Pilkington-NSG, AGC, Schott AG Austria Saint-Gobain, Swarovski, Ovetropak, Stözle-Glas, Technoglas Belgium AGC, Saint-Gobain Spain Saint-Gobain, Delclaux, OI, Barbosa&Almeida, Cristaleria Española, Ariño Douglas, Indo Internacional, Pilkington, Rioglass, Schott Iberia, Vidreup Finland Saint-Gobain, NSG, Ahlstrom France Saint Gobain, Glassolutions, AGC, Troësch, Knauf, Corning, Schott, Essilor, Arc International, Baccara, OI, SGD, Bormioli Rocco Italy Sangalli, Owens Illinois, Zignago, Bormioli, Seves, OCV, AGC, NSG, Saint Gobain Czech Rep. AGC, Owens-Illinois, Vetropack, Saint-Gobain, Schott, Knauf

6 GermanyStable situation with slight increase in employment, with the exception of massive restructuring in solar glass. AustriaDecrease in flat glass, packaging, tableware, etc. Belgium Flat glass seriously impacted + slight decrease in hollow glass Spain Decrease of 24% between All sectors impacted but deeper impact in flat glass (construction, automotive) FinlandDecrease in all sectors but most importantly in special glass and glass fibre France Decrease in flat glass, tableware, hollow glass and special glass Italy Decrease mostly in flat glass and somewhat in hollow glass Czech Rep jobs lost over the period , i.e. 36%: flat glass, solar glass, tableware, etc. Restructuring in the glass sector since the beginning of the crisis

7 Germanysolar glass : Q-Cells (2.300), Centrotherm (1.900), Sovello (1250), Solon (800) Austriapackaging glass: Walther Glass (150) Belgiumflat glass, technical glass: EMGO, Sedaco, Sekurit, Techiver (524) Spain solar glass : Rioglass (?) Finland NSG, Lahti flat glass and Ylöjärvi Automotive, Ahlstrom Glassfibre, Karhula and Owens-Illinois container glass (1500) France Pilkington Vitry (38), SAS FIMA (111), AGC Mirest Reims (10 ), SG MDR (73), SG SVF Petite forêt (20), Prevent Glass (212) Italy AGC Salerno (150), NSG (170), OI Bologne (119) Saint Gobain Fibre Savona (25) OCV Fibre Savona (150) Czech Rep. solar glass : Shott Solar (500) Factory closures since 2008

8 Germany solar glass Austrianothing to report BelgiumTechniver, Sékurit Spainnot reported Finlandflat and automotive glass Franceautomotive glass, hollow glass, glass fibre, SG, SGD, furniture glass AGC Donchery, AGC Aniche, Verallia Italyyes, relocations to other European sites of multinational companies present in Italy Czech Rep. not in the companies covered by the OS SKP trade union Relocations since 2008

9 Germany new closures planned in solar glass + investments to maintain existing production capacities Austrianothing to report other than some small adjustments in flat glass (construction, automotive) Belgium closure Sékurit, restructurings AGC Roux, SGGB, investments AGC Seneffe, Vidrala, Durobor, Knauf Insulation SpainSaint Gobain Finlandno information available at this stage for TEAMLIITTO & PROLIITTO France restructurings: AGC Boussois – closure 1 float/2 (130), Oxxo (119/407). Expected resumption of Aniche (SG) Italy nothing decided at this stage for Difficulties remain in construction and automotive glass production Czech Rep. no information available at this stage for OS SKP Planned restructurings, closures, relocations or investments

10 Thank you !


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