EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Arla

Company/Organisation:
Arla

Geographic Location

Country: Sweden
Region: Dalarnas län; Norra Mellansverige
Location of affected unit(s): Grådö

Company

Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco products
10.5 - Manufacture of dairy products
Number Employed: 150

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 25-11-2011
Planned Job Reductions min: 150
Type of Restructuring: Merger/Acquisition
Employment Effect Start: 07-05-2012

Additional Information

150 employees at a dairy in Grådö in Dalarna, Sweden, have been issued with redundancy notices. The dairy in Grådö is part of the dairy cooperative Arla. This internal restructuring process is in consequence of the merger between the two dairy cooperatives Arla and Milko. The Swedish Competition Authority (Konkurrensverket) approved the merger of the two dairy cooperatives, however stipulated that Arla had to sell the diary in Grådö which has 150 employees.

Negotiations with the unions about the suggested redundancies are about to start.