Sydsverige; Skåne län;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10 - Manufacture of food products
New offshoring locations

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


Findus, a producer of frozen foods and vegetables, is to close its production facilities in Bjuv, Sweden resulting in 450 redundancies. Production will mainly be moved to Germany in order to reduce the cost of transportation to the company's main markets in southern and western Europe. Findus also plans to move its head office to Malmö, Sweden. The production of peas will remain in Bjuv for the summer of 2016 but will be moved after the season. The warehouse for frozen products will remain in Bjuv, with 175 - 200 of the current 650 staff remaining employed in that region. The plant also experienced restructuring event in 2006, when 70 jobs were lost.

Findus was founded in Bjuv in 1941 and has had a number of different owners since. Nomad foods bought the company in August 2015.

Update 11/04/2016:On April 8th approximately 4,000 people attended a demonstration in Bjuv against the announced closure of the Findus factory in Bjuv. The demonstration was organised through a facebook group called "Rädda Bjuv" (save Bjuv) and was supported by the Swedish Food Workers Union. Swedish minister of Employment, Ylva Johansson, from the Swedish Social Democratic Party spoke at the demonstration, together with both Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson leader of the Swedish Trade Union Confederate (LO), Jonas Sjöstedt leader of the Left Party and Hans-Olof Nilsson leader of the Swedish Food Workers Union.

Update 16/06/2016:Following concluded employer-employee negotiations 400 individuals will be directly dismissed at Findus in Bjuv. The laid off employees will get between 4 and 12 months salary as severance pay when leaving the company. The size of the severance pay will depend on how long the worker has been employed by Findus. Kent Ahlgren, chair of the local Swedish Food Workers Union says that the union is neither happy nor unhappy with the result of the negotiations. The 50 employees working with mainly bakery operations in Loftahammar will remain in the company and 150 white-collar jobs will remain in Malmö.


  • 31 March 2016: svt.se
  • 31 March 2016: Sydsvenska Dagbladet
  • 31 March 2016: Svenska Dagbladet
  • 9 April 2016: svt.se


Eurofound (2016), Findus, Offshoring/Delocalisation in Sweden, factsheet number 86880, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/86880.