Four dairies to close

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06 November 2003
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Arla Foods Supervisory Board has approved the transfer of cheese production from Glejbjerg and Vellev dairies to the dairies in Taulov and Hjørring.

Consequently, Glejbjerg Dairy will close on April 1, 2004 and Vellev Dairy on September 1, 2004. Wherever possible the 77 employees will be offered work at other Arla Foods dairies, including Taulov and Hjørring.

At the same time, the Board decided to transfer the annual production of 400 tons organic cheese from Tistrup dairy to Hjørring dairy.

In Sweden, Åseda and Västervik cheese dairies are scheduled for closure by year end 2004, following the recent conclusion of negotiations with the relevant labour unions.

Åseda dairy’s production will be transferred to Nr. Vium Dairy in Denmark while Västervik’s production will relocate to the Falkenberg dairy in Sweden.

Åseda employs 25 people and Västervik 33.

The decisions are in line with Arla Foods’ structural plan from 2001 and aim at rationalising capacity at Arla Foods’ production units.

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