FINLAND – Finnish meat processor, Atria, is to increase the efficiency of beef and pork procurement and processing at its Jyväskylä plant to improve profitability and productivity.
Overlapping jobs in meat procurement and administeration, which are a result of the deal concluded between Atria and Saarioinen Oy, will be eliminated.
In future, the Jyväskylä plant will focus on bovine and pig slaughtering and cutting.
The slaughtering and cutting operations will also be greatly streamlined.
Atria estimates that the restructuring and efficiency improvements will generate annual cost savings of approximately €5 million, from the start of 2015.
This will mean the reduction of 59 staff.
Employer-employee negotiations concerning the reorganisation plans have been completed.
All employees to be laid off from the Jyväskylä plant will be offered the opportunity to transfer to other Atria units.
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