UHT production relocated
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- 13 September 2000
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Arla Foods’ Supervisory Board has approved the closure of the UHT production in Kimstad in Sweden and the transfer of this production to Esbjerg on the Danish West coast where Arla Foods already operates one of Europe's most advanced plants for this product type. Kimstad’s production of milk with low lactose content will be moved to Alingsås.
As part of the reorganisation, some of Alingsås current production of long-life products, including sauces, certain types of cream and flavoured milk will also be transferred to Esbjerg.
The move means that Kimstad's present staff of 100 will be cut by approximately 50 per cent, while staff levels at Alingsås will largely remain unchanged. There are no plans for expanding staff levels in Esbjerg.
The plans will now be discussed with the unions involved.
Arla Foods is an international dairy company owned by 9,700 farmers from Denmark, Sweden, the UK, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Arla Foods is one of the leading players in the international dairy arena with well-known brands like Arla®, Lurpak®, Puck® and Castello®. Arla Foods is focused on providing good dairy nourishment from sustainable farming and operations and is also the world's largest manufacturer of organic dairy products.