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Atria Streamlines Swedish Production

18 September 2009

SWEDEN - Meat processor Atria Scandinavia is to start a streamlining and coordination of its production and logistics during autumn 2009.

The company said the main aim is to create a clearer range of delicatessen products for Atria's customers through improved coordination, reducing costs and unnecessary environmental impact.

In total, 107 employees will be made redundant at five sites. The changes will result in a net reduction of 77 employee positions.

At present, similar production is spread across a number of different sites and plants, significantly reducing efficiency. The planned coordination means that production for Ridderheims and Gourmet Service will be moved to the plant in Kinna and that a joint warehouse and logistics centre for Ridderheims, Falbygdens Ost and Gourmet Service will be based in Gothenburg.

The Gourmet Service plant in Stockholm and the Falbygdens cheese plant in Stenstorp will be closed.

Streamlining and coordinating production and logistics will give Atria Deli a stronger, clearer range of delicatessen products while at the same time reducing our costs.

The resources freed up will be invested in increased innovation and brand building measures, allowing us to grow faster both in Sweden and in other markets.

Negotiations have commenced with the trade unions concerned.

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