Internal restructuring
Norge; Trøndelag; Sør-Trøndelag
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.82 - Manufacture of cocoa, chocolate and sugar confectionery

70 - 90 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
23 May 2006
Employment effect (start)
1 September 2006
Foreseen end date
1 May 2007


The company Nidar makes all kinds of chocolate and sweets and is 100% owned by Orkla group. The factory is situated in Trondheim with about 350 employees. It was made public on 23 May 2006 that the management plans to cut costs and reduce the number of employees at the factory by 70-90 during the winter 2006/2007. The management states hard competition as the main reason for the need to cut costs.

Most of the downsizing will affect the blue collar workers, but the management also states that most of the few white collar workers will lose their jobs because functions like switchboard and postal services will be taken care of by the group of companies (Orkla).

The union leader for the white collar workers was shocked by the news and expressed surprise at the plans being announced without informing the unions first.


  • 23 May 2006: HK-Nytt


Eurofound (2006), Nidar, Internal restructuring in Norway, factsheet number 63535, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63535.