Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Esbjerg, Rødding, Holstebro
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.11 - Processing and preserving of meat

861 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
17 February 2009
Employment effect (start)
1 March 2009
Foreseen end date
30 September 2009


The large Danish abattoir, Danish Crown, is to cut 861 jobs at its departments in Esbjerg, Rødding and Holstebro. The reason is a declining production of slaughter pigs in Denmark combined with the international recession including some of the large markets of Danish Crown. The department in Esbjerg, 90 employees, will close in the first week of May and the deboning company in Rødding (308 employees)will be closed in August. The abattoir in Holstebro will also close and 463 will be made redundant beginning from March. However, the management keeps the possibility to reopen the abattoir in Holstebro later. Danish Crown is in a phase of restructuring, and new redundancies as well as job creation in other parts of the company are possible during 2009, the management said. 



Eurofound (2009), Danish Crown, Internal restructuring in Denmark, factsheet number 68646, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/68646.