Rose Poultry Partially Closes Padborg Plant19 April 2011
DENMARK - Rose Poultry has announced that it is to close part of its processing plant in Padborg, with the loss of 80 jobs.
Denmark's largest chicken producer, Rose Poultry, is to close its plant at Padborg. This means that the approximately 80 employees in production and administration now must look for new jobs, the company said.
The decision to suspend production is due, according to company CEO, Olli Antniemi, is that the plant had had increasing difficulty in recent years sourcing chickens, according to Borsen.
This is because many of their producers are ceasing production or moving production abroad.
"We very much regret this situation here. But there are simply not enough chickens in the market to sustain all our three slaughterhouses," said Mr Antniemi in a statement.
"Where we used to annually slaughtered 75 million chickens, the figure is now down to 63 million," he added.
Rose Poultry added that 18 employees will keep their jobs at the Padborg plant as packing is not affected by the closure, and it is to increase capacity at its plants in Vinderup and Skovsgård.