EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Region: Emsland; Weser-Ems; Niedersachsen
Location of affected unit(s): Lingen


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco products
10.11 - Processing and preserving of meat
Number Employed: 100
Group: Vion

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 05-03-2014
Planned Job Reductions min: 100
Planned Job Reductions max: 100
Type of Restructuring: Closure
Employment Effect Start: 05-03-2014
Foreseen End Date: 30-04-2014
Direct Dismissals: 100

Additional Information

Dutch food company Vion will close its slaughterhouse in Lingen (Lower Saxony) and thus make 100 people redundant by the end of April 2014. This is due to decreased utilization.

Since 2008, production decreased by 30 percent, so the slaughterhouse suffers from losses. The closure includes the redundancy of 170 temporary agency workers. Vion will offer positions in other sites, for example in nearby Emstek (Lower Saxony).

The ERM reported on a previous restructuring at Vion in Germany in 2012.