Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Debrecen, Gyöngyös, Nagybánhegyes
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.5 - Manufacture of dairy products

154 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
75 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
12 December 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Friesland Hungary, a subsidiary of Dutch Friesland Foods, the multinational company that develops, produces and sells dairy products, fruit-based drinks and ingredients, is concentrating its Central European dairy production to its Eastern Hungarian unit in Debrecen with delocating a part of production from Slovakia. Consequently the number of employees at the Debrecen unit will increase by 75 in the course of 2007. At the same time two Hungarian units in Gyöngyös, Central Hungary, and Nagybánhegyes in Southern Hungary, will be closed down, resulting in the dismissal of 154 employees. The company is planning to make investments in the remaining Hungarian sites in the amount of HUF 2.5 billion.


  • 2 December 2006: Magyar Nemzet


Eurofound (2006), Friesland Foods, Internal restructuring in Hungary, factsheet number 64639, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/64639.