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Atria Centralises Cured Sausage Production

24 December 2012

DENMARK - Atria is centralising its production of cured sausages at Atria Scandinavia's production plant in Denmark.

The aim is to improve productivity and ensure the continuity of the company's production of cured sausages.

Atria is the leading manufacturer of cured sausages in Denmark.

Production of cured sausages at the Kuopio factory will be discontinued in the autumn of 2013.

Atria is committed to using Finnish meat raw material in Atria branded products, and it will continue to do so in the future.

All sausages for the Finnish market are produced using raw material from Finnish farms.

The centralisation of production is expected to generate annual cost savings of approximately €0.3 million.

"We have thoroughly examined all of the options for the production of cured sausages. Continuing production in Kuopio and building a new factory for cured sausages in one of the other units of Atria Finland are expensive options," said Managing Director of Atria Finland Mika Ala-Fossi.

"We want to strengthen our position in manufacturing cured sausages also in the future. The most cost-effective option for maintaining operating conditions is to manufacture cured sausages at our factory in Denmark. Our production plant is modern and has the required capacity."

Employer-employee negotiations concerning the reorganisation plans have been completed. The negotiations have affected a total of 18 people at the Kuopio production plant.

Meat shop and maintenance department will be discontinued no later than in the autumn of 2014. All Atria employees from the Kuopio production plant will be offered the opportunity to be transferred to other units of the company.

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