Internal restructuring
Vestsjællands amt;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.1 - Processing and preserving of meat and production of meat products

170 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
13 March 2015
Employment effect (start)
1 June 2015
Foreseen end date
31 October 2015


Danish pig slaughter production is continuing to fall, and on 13 March 2015 the management of Danish Crown announced a new redundancy round. The plan is to cut staff at the only slaughter house on Zeeland by around 280 employees.

"The only sensible way of cutting capacity is by closing down whole units, and in fact this is the first time that we are closing down half a slaughterhouse. However, the Ringsted facility is designed in such a way that it now runs more slaughter lines than other slaughterhouses. Therefore it is possible to physically remove two of the slaughter lines and thereby also realise savings related to maintenance and other overheads. At the end of the day, it is all about ensuring that the owners are paid the best possible price for their pigs so that we can continue to slaughter pigs in Denmark," says CEO Søren F. Eriksen in a company press release.

In accordance with the agreements on job cuts, a job bank will be established and social plans drawn up for each employee affected by the closure.

Updated 13 August 2015: 110 jobs of the jobs that were lost in March 2015 will be restored at the meat processing company Danish Crown's slaughterhouse in Ringsted, Denmark. The reason is that more fattening pigs are sent to the slaughterhouse. Additional part-time workers have also been recruited.


  • 13 March 2015: Børsen.dk
  • 13 March 2015: Danish Crown press release
  • 13 August 2015: Business.dk
  • 13 March 2015: Fagbladet3f.dk


Eurofound (2015), Danish Crown, Internal restructuring in Denmark, factsheet number 78782, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/78782.