FINLAND – Finnish meat processor Atria is to reorganise its working practices to improve Atria Finland's beef and pork production profitability and to increase efficiency at Atria's Jyväskylä plant.
The company said the project will clarify Atria's currently overlapping functions, the development areas for the Jyväskylä production plant and the synergies with Atria's functions.
Personnel negotiations concerning the content of the development project have already started.
Atria estimates that removing overlapping functions and improving efficiency will result in annual savings of about € 5 million, which would be realised from the beginning of 2015. This would mean a reduction of about 60 man-years.
In February 2014, Atria purchased Saarioinen's procurement, slaughtering and cutting operations for beef, pork and chicken.
The latest measures concern beef and pork procurement and industrial operations at the Jyväskylä production plant.
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