EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Biovela-Utenos Mesa

Biovela-Utenos Mesa

Geographic Location

Country: Lithuania
Region: Utenos apskritis; Lietuva
Location of affected unit(s): Utena


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco products
10.13 - Production of meat and poultry meat products
Number Employed: 970
Group: Biovela Group

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 31-03-2022
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 31-03-2022
Planned Job Creation: 100

Additional Information

Biovela-Utenos Mesa, one of the largest Lithuania’s companies in meat processing, is to create 100 new jobs in Utena. Following the outbreak of the Russian military actions, the company announced that it was ready to employ people from the Ukraine who had to leave their country because of the war. The company has already employed 55 Ukrainians and is ready to employ 100 more. It is looking for production workers, operators, managers, and other skilled workers. Biovela is supporting Ukraine in war: it has delivered 20 tonnes of canned meat to soldiers and citizens fighting in the country.

Biovela-Utenos Mesa is one of the largest meat manufacturers in Central Europe and employs 970 people in Lithuania. It belongs to the Biovela Group. The Group owns three brands: Biovela, Utenos mesa and Taurages maistas. The annual turnover of the Group is 177 million euros and the production amounts to approximately 67,000 tons of meat and its products per year.. The Biovela Group currently employs around 1,300 employees.