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Danish Crown

Danish Crown

Geographic Location

Country: Denmark
Location of affected unit(s): Sæby and Ringsted


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco products
10.11 - Processing and preserving of meat
Number Employed: 8000
Group: Danish Crown

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 15-09-2022
Planned Job Reductions min: 350
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 15-09-2022
Direct Dismissals: 350

Additional Information

Danish Crown is the largest slaughterhouse company in Denmark with several production sites across the country. It has announced to dismiss 350 employees: 275 employees will be dismissed in the slaughterhouse in Sæby, while another 75 employees will be dismissed in the Ringsted slaughterhouse. The reason behind the job cut is related to rising costs for the increase in energy and feed prices due to the war in Ukraine; farmers, who collectively own the company, are supplying fewer pigs for slaughter. The prices per kilo pigmeat cannot compensate the rising energy and feed prices. The dismissed employees will be prioritized if positions open up in other Danish Crown slaughterhouses.

Danis Crown has around 6,000 employees in slaughterhouses and has around 8,000 employees in Denmark. The company is owned by 5,000 danish farmers and is one of the world's largest exporters of pig meat.