Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Beilen and Leeuwarden
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.5 - Manufacture of dairy products

335 - 375 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
4 June 2015
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Dutch dairy company Friesland Campina will cut between 335 and 375 jobs by 2018 at its production plants in Beilen and Leeuwarden in a bid to lower production costs and improve efficiency.

Between 210 and 230 jobs will be cut at the Beilen site, which currently employs 767 people. According to estimations, between 115 and 125 of the affected workers are on temporary contracts, another 90 are employed on permanent contracts and finally 15 job cuts will achieved through natural attrition.

Between 125 and 145 jobs are expected to be cut in Leeuwarden out of a total workforce of 852. The job cuts will affect 60-70 employees on permanent contracts, 40-45 employees on temporary contracts and 25 employees will be offered retirement packages. The trade unions have been informed and a social plan is already in place but some adjustments are required.


  • 4 June 2015: Transport Online


Eurofound (2015), Friesland Campina , Internal restructuring in Netherlands, factsheet number 83713, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/83713.