03 May 2011 20:32 [Source: ICIS news]
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WP Mannheim’s insolvency administrator, Tobias Hoefer, said the proceedings would not affect the company's customers. WP was renamed last year from its previous name, WeylChem.
Meanwhile, the staff’s wages are secure, and workers will get the 4.1% wage hike agreed under the 2011 collective bargaining deal in Germany’s chemical industry, Hoefer said.
Hoefer added that he is negotiating with a number of potential investors to buy WP Mannheim. He did not disclose the names of the investors.
The company, which filed for insolvency in February, was acquired in 2005 by International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG), a Luxembourg-based private industrial holding company focused on mid-sized chemical and pharmaceutical businesses.
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