Danish Crown’s Board of Directors has approved a comprehensive structural plan for the Danish part of the group. In the near future, a range of initiatives will be implemented to ensure that production in Denmark is competitive – and that slaughtering capacity is tailored to the number of pigs for slaughter produced.
Among other things, the structural plan means that the Boards of Directors of Danish Crown and its subsidiary Tulip Food Company have recommended that Danish Crown’s deboning department in Faaborg and Tulip’s production of ready meals, also in Faaborg, be closed down, because the current production set-up is not competitive.
The two closures affect a total of approx. 470 employees, of whom more than 60 are employed in Tulip Food Company.
At the same time, the Board of Directors is recommending that negotiations be started with the employees and other stakeholders at the slaughterhouses in Skærbæk and on Bornholm on a more sustainable cost structure.
As part of the structural plan, capacity at the group’s Danish pig slaughterhouses must also be adjusted. The capacity adjustments will affect approx. 350 employees at several production facilities.
Over the past five years and more, the production of pigs for slaughter in Denmark has fallen by over 20 per cent.
Thursday January 16, 2014/ Danish Crown/ Denmark.