Niedersachsen; Weser-Ems; Cloppenburg
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.13 - Production Of Meat And Poultry Meat Products

750 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
16 January 2024
Employment effect (start)
16 January 2024
Foreseen end date
16 February 2024


Dutch meat producer Vion has announced plans to close its plant in Emstek. Around 750 jobs will be lost due to the closure.

The company stated that strong competition from the US, China and South America was the reason for closing this plant. The company was not able to find a buyer for the plant in Emstek. Vion wants to support affected employees by looking into possible job alternatives within the group but also by helping with the search for a new employer. The company and employee representatives also want to negotiate a social plan to reconcile the different interests.

Initially, the plant was to be closed by March 2024. However, on 15 February 2024, it was reported that the company could realise the closure earlier and the plant is to be closed on 16 February 2024. Already in summer 2023, Vion Food Group had closed another slaughterhouse in Bad Bramstedt (Vion-2023-DE.



Eurofound (2024), Vion, Closure in Germany, factsheet number 200808, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/200808.