Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Friesland, Rijkevoort, Den Bosch and Limmen
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.5 - Manufacture of dairy products

140 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
1 December 2015
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2016
Foreseen end date
30 September 2017


FrieslandCampina, the Dutch dairy producer, has announced a restructuring plan that will affect up to 140 jobs. The plan involves three plants across the Netherlands. The butter factory in Den Bosch will focus on milk skimming and butter packaging, and the production of butter specialities will be relocated to Noordwick by the first quarter of 2016, leading to the loss of 21 permanent jobs and 19 temporary jobs. 71 employees will remain in Den Bosch. FrieslandCampina's small production location in Limmen will close by mid-2016, resulting in 26 permanent and 4 temporary positions. The production of the 'Campina Boer en Land' brand will continue in Maasdam. Finally, cheese production in Rijkevoort will be transfered to Bedum, Gerkesklooster and Workum, and the factory will be closed by the third quarter of 2017, resulting in the loss of 55 permanent jobs and 13 temporary jobs. Production transfers will not create any new jobs. Trade unions have been informed of the plan, and the workers council have been asked for advice.


  • 1 December 2015: Company press release
  • 1 December 2015: De Volkskrant


Eurofound (2015), FrieslandCampina, Internal restructuring in Netherlands, factsheet number 85662, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/85662.