Århus amt;
Location of affected unit(s)
Klovborg, Hjørring, Taulov
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.51 - Operation of dairies and cheese making

143 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
43 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
18 January 2012
Employment effect (start)
31 March 2012
Foreseen end date
30 June 2013


In a press release from January 18th, 2012 the management of the Denmark-based multinational dairy group Arla Foods announced that 143 people will be affected by relocation. The production of cheese in the two dairies in Klovborg and Hjørring will be relocated to the dairy in Taulov. As a consequence the dairies in Klovborg and Hjørring will be closed, the former on the 31st of March 2012 the latter in mid-2013.

Consequently, 106 employees in Hjørring and 37 in Klovborg will lose their jobs. However, the concentration of activities in Taulov results in 43 new jobs, which brings the total redundancies to 100.

Arla has 16,000 employees worldwide.


  • 18 January 2012: Arla press release
  • 18 January 2012: Avisen.dk
  • 18 January 2012: Ugeavisen.dk


Eurofound (2012), Arla, Relocation in Denmark, factsheet number 73005, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73005.