Internal restructuring
Århus amt;
Location of affected unit(s)
Viby J
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.51 - Operation of dairies and cheese making

500 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
5 February 2016
Employment effect (start)
5 February 2016
Foreseen end date
31 March 2016


Danish based Arla Foods, one of Europe's biggest dairy companies, announced on Friday, 5 February 2016, in a press release that 500 out of 7,000 monthly salaried employees at different global markets will be made redundant.  The exact locations of the redundancies and the precise number of direct dismissals are not decided yet. The compulsory negotiations with the unions and the employees start now and the result will be known at the end of March.

According to the management, the announced changes are part of a 2020 development plan and will ensure a simpler, more agile organisation. All functions will be affected by the new ways of working and thus, it is anticipated that 500 monthly-salaried positions will no longer be required under the new structure. Hourly-salary jobs in production and transport are not affected by the restructuring.


  • 5 February 2016: www.dr.dk
  • 5 February 2016: Arla press release


Eurofound (2016), Arla Foods, Internal restructuring in Denmark, factsheet number 86508, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/86508.