Internal restructuring
Polnocny; Warminsko-Mazurskie; Olsztynski
Location of affected unit(s)
Morliny near Ostróda
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.1 - Processing and preserving of meat and production of meat products

230 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
24 January 2012
Employment effect (start)
25 January 2012
Foreseen end date
31 March 2012


Animex, a producer of meat and poultry products, announced plans to cut 230 jobs at the unit in Morliny near Ostróda in the Warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodeship. The restructuring programme will be implemented by the end of March 2012.

The company is to shut down a beef slaughterhouse and processing line due to weakened demand for beef products. It is also reported that the company plans to further develop the production of pork and poultry products.

Currently, Animex and the local trade unions are in negotiations about the conditions of the redundancies. Animex will cooperate with the Poviat Employment Agency and the local authorities and announced to be willing to help redundant workers in finding a new job.

The meat plant in Morliny was acquired by Animex in 2005. Today, the unit employs 1,036 people. Animex is part of the Smithfiled Group, a global food company.


  • 1 February 2012: Olsztyn.com.pl ()
  • 24 January 2012: Gazeta Wyborcza ()


Eurofound (2012), Animex, Internal restructuring in Poland, factsheet number 73089, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73089.