Efficiency drive cuts jobs at Finnish plant

By Georgi Gyton

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Meat and poultry manufacturer Atria Finland is hoping to boost beef and pork production efficiency at its Jyväskylä plant, following the acquisition of Saarioinen Oy in January this year.

The firm said it was looking to increase improve profitability and productivity, with the Jyväskylä plant to focus on bovine and pig slaughtering and cutting going forwards, and plans in place to streamline operations.

It added that the overlapping functions of meat procurement and administration, resulting from the acquisition, would also be streamlined. However, the moves to increase efficiency will result in the loss of 59 jobs at the plant, with employees being offered the opportunity to transfer to other parts of the business.

Atria has estimated that annual costs savings from restructuring and efficiency improvements could amount to approximately €5m, which could be realised from the beginning of next year.

Atria’s acquisition of Saarioinen Oy included its procurement, slaughtering and cutting operations for beef, pork and chicken.

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