French veneer specialist Jura Placage is temporarily halting production due to falling demand.

The Danzer Group company, based in Souvans, has only been working three weeks in four since the start of the year. Now the management has announced that the plant will temporarily close and that 63 of the 100 staff will be laid off for five months. They also said that this period could be extended.

Jura Placage has output capacity of 14.5m2 of veneer a year and processes mainly oak, beech, chestnut and ash.