EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Denmark
Region: København og Frederiksberg kommuner
Location of affected unit(s): Copenhagen


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco products
10 - Manufacture of food products
Number Employed: 1300
Group: Dupont

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 11-10-2011
Planned Job Reductions min: 110
Planned Job Reductions max: 130
Type of Restructuring: Merger/Acquisition
Employment Effect Start: 01-11-2011
Foreseen End Date: 31-01-2012
Direct Dismissals: 110

Additional Information

On 11 October 2011, Danish producer of food ingredients, enzymes and bio-based solutions Danisco announced that at least 110 employees will be made redundant until the end of 2011.

The company has recently been sold to the American multinational Dupont. "The company inevitably needs slimlining", the communication officer said at the press release. The dismissals are expected to be the first of three rounds of redundancies. Internal sources in Danisco say that it is possible that another 80 employees will be made redundant in Denmark in the coming year.

Officially, it was not mentioned in which country the following rounds will take place. Danisco has 1,300 employees in Denmark.