EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Société Citrique Belge

Société Citrique Belge

Geographic Location

Country: Belgium
Region: Arr. Leuven; Prov. Vlaams Brabant; Vlaams Gewest
Location of affected unit(s): Tienen


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products
20 - Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products
Number Employed: 350
Group: DSM

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 25-05-2004
Planned Job Reductions min: 75
Planned Job Reductions max: 75
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

The Société Citrique Belge, producer of citric acid, has announced its intention to cut 75 of the 350 jobs it counts in Tienen. This restructuring plan was foreseeable, as when DSM took over the company from Roche, it declared its ambition to implement a cost saving programme.