FINLAND - Finnish meat processor Atria is to invest €36 million in expanding and modernising its pig cutting plant in Nurmo, Finland.
New production facilities will be built next to the old plant, and the existing production facilities will be renovated and automated using the latest production technology.
The new production facilities will measure around 4,500 square metres.
The company said that the investment will substantially raise the pig cutting plant's productivity and profitability.
It is expected to generate annual cost savings of some €8 million in the plant's operations, as a result of automation and the reorganisation of production.
The use of new technology will also improve the conditions for quality and product safety in production.
Personnel negotiations will begin immediately.
The project is expected to take two years, during which time, the company will have to reduce and relocate staff.
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