O-I halts Finnish bottle line

O-I Manufacturing Finland (part of the Owens-Illinois group) closed its second bottle manufacturing line in Kotka in Finland on 27 February 2009 for six weeks as a response to weakened demand for bott…

O-I Manufacturing Finland (part of the Owens-Illinois group) closed its second bottle manufacturing line in Kotka in Finland on 27 February 2009 for six weeks as a response to weakened demand for bottles in the global market. According to the company, the halt will not affect staff. During the stoppage, staff will carry out maintenance and undergo training. The company also limited production in December 2008 when the second bottle line was idle for a month.