European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
The Netherlands and Belgium
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.82 - Manufacture of cocoa, chocolate and sugar confectionery

350 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
10 May 2022
Employment effect (start)
10 May 2022
Foreseen end date


Cloetta, a Swedish leading confectionery company in Northern Europe, has announced the closure of two branches in the Netherlands and one in Belgium. The company will build a new factory in the Netherlands that will bring together the production from the branches in the Netherlands and Belgium. The closure of the 3 branches will imply the loss of 350 jobs; 115 in Belgium (Cloetta 2022 - BE) and 235 in the Netherlands (Cloetta 2022 - NL). Cloetta assures that the majority could work in the new location but hasn't informed of where exactly in the Netherlands will the factory be located. The new factory should help increase the company's profit, modernise processes, and reduce the C02 emissions. It will start to be built in 2023 and should be fully operational in 2026. If the employees will stay employed in the meantime is unclear. Cloetta is currently in conversation with the European Works Council and local unions regarding the situation.

The company's products are sold in more than 50 countries worldwide and it has headquarters and offices in Germany, Sweden, Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, UK and Norway. Overall, the firm employs about 2,600 workers.



Eurofound (2022), Cloetta, Closure in European Union, factsheet number 106836, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/106836.