In Germany, one of the country’s most famous toilet paper manufacturers, Hakle, has gone out of business. A product that had already become rare during the health crisis, the “klopapier” is suffering the consequences of the increase in gas and transport prices.
“Dumbfounded by the cost of gas and transportation, a prime producer has just filed for bankruptcy. And last but not least: Hakle. It is the most sensational failure since the beginning of the crisis. Everyone knows this brand: “For me it is a shock! It’s the toilet paper my grandmother already used, ”says Yvonne, a customer of a supermarket in central Berlin.
This nearly 100-year-old company, founded in 1928 in Ludwigsburg, near Stuttgart, could not resist rising energy prices. However, he was relatively healthy. Hakle had generated 650,000 euros in profits in 2020 for a turnover of 80 million “.
And yes, the problem is that making toilet paper doesn’t bring much, it must be said that if toilet paper is a basic necessity, no one wants to spend too much money on their august rear.
Logically it’s a low-margin business and when problems arise it’s fast … crap.
Merkel’s Germany had chosen gas as a transitional energy, unlike nuclear, and had also pushed France to close its plants so that our country would not have a competitive advantage that would attract energy-intensive industries.
As a result, manufacturers have invested huge sums for new gas installations and it is “Detect old coal boilers. Producers are therefore trapped by the low cost gas strategy ”, explains the spokesperson, who also aims at increasing the price of transport:“ Toilet paper is very bulky and therefore the costs are enormous. We bring wind, so to speak.
Everything that is paper-based can then be stored, starting with toilet paper, which is undoubtedly the least profitable product to manufacture and which therefore simply will no longer be manufactured unless the state ends up doing what it is not. more profitable.
And this is how we move from an efficient economy to an economy of scarcity.
Brilliant result of the Brussels technocrats who certainly had in their hands one of the richest areas in the world, rich in knowledge, skills, cultures.
They destroy everything.
It’s starting to show.
Europe became the USSR.
Do the Germans risk running out of toilet paper soon? The famous toilet paper manufacturer Hakle declares bankruptcy: the explosion in the price of gas was fatal for this nearly 100-year-old company. @chbourdoiseau https://t.co/fgMDct6RfA
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