EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Netherlands


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco products
10.91 - Manufacture of prepared feeds for farm animals
Number Employed: 1000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 01-07-2005
Planned Job Reductions min: 150
Planned Job Reductions max: 150
Type of Restructuring: Bankruptcy/Closure

Additional Information

Based in Meppel, Agrifirm is one of the country's largest cooperatives. Agrifirm mediates in the purchase and sale of milk quotas and fertiliser production rights, and stimulates the automation of the Dutch agricultural sector. The cooperative employs 1,400 people. Agrifirm will close the sites in Emmen en Koudekerk. Temporary contracts will not be renewed and direct dismissals are not excluded. A social plan has still to be negotiated.