Location of affected unit(s)
Tønsberg, Kristiansand, Ringebu, Sola and Lom
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.5 - Manufacture Of Dairy Products

100 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
19 October 2023
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2024
Foreseen end date
31 December 2025


Tine, Norway's largest producer and distributor of dairy products, has announced that 100 jobs will be cut in a restructuring process affecting several dairy processing plants. The plants at Sem in Tønsberg and in Kristiansand will be closed, while a restructuring of the production will also affect employment at the plants at Ringebu, Sola and Lom.

The company states that the goal is to increase competitiveness as it is facing increased import competition, and that milk sales have declined by 40 percent over the past 10 years. The production changes will be implemented from 2024 and the plants in Tønsberg and Kristiansand will be closed in 2025.

Trade union NNN describes the announcement as "shocking" for the affected employees, although a restructuring has been expected for some time. The trade union will be involved in the upcoming restructuring process and the company states that it will "work to find good future solutions together with individual employees, within or outside Tine".



Eurofound (2023), TINE, Closure in Norway, factsheet number 200398, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/200398.