EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Netherlands
Location of affected unit(s): Twello, Boxtel


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco products
10 - Manufacture of food products
Number Employed: 5000
Group: Bestmeat

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 03-10-2003
Planned Job Reductions min: 375
Planned Job Reductions max: 375
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-10-2003
Direct Dismissals: 250
Other Job Reduction Measures: 125

Additional Information

Due to the hormon scandal in the sector and due to the overcapacity in slaughterhouses and pork production in the EU, Dumeco has to reduce its personnel. The site of Twello will be closed and Dumeco is trying to relocate the 100 employees elsewhere in the group. Other personnel reduction will take place at the headquarters office in Boxtel, through direct dismissals.