Internal restructuring
Manner-Suomi; Länsi-Suomi;
Location of affected unit(s)
Forssa, Kannus
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10 - Manufacture of food products

170 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
1 April 2008
Employment effect (start)
1 June 2008
Foreseen end date


Food processor Atria has concluded its personnel negotiations regarding 90 employees at its Forssa plant and 140 employees at the Kannus plant.

All operations in Kannus plant will be shut down, so all 140 employees are made redundant. In addition, 30 employees from Forssa plant will be laid off, so total of 170 employees are made redundant.

Production of all-meat products and cold cut products will be transferred from Forssa to Nurmo while production of convenience foods will stay in Forssa. All operations concerning butchery will be shut down at the Kannus factory and operations will be transferred to Nurmo and Kuopio factories.

Atria Group employs total of 5900 employees, of which 2300 in Finland.


  • 27 May 2008: Helsingin Sanomat
  • 1 April 2008: Helsingin Sanomat


Eurofound (2008), Atria, Internal restructuring in Finland, factsheet number 66548, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/66548.