Internal restructuring
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

300 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
18 January 2018
Employment effect (start)
1 March 2018
Foreseen end date
1 January 2021


Nortura, Norway's largest supplier of meat and eggs, has announced a three-year restructuring programme which will cut around 300 positions in several locations. This is a response to weak economic results after Nortura reorganised its distribution and to the fact that production capacity for several animals, meat sorts and eggs now exceeds marked demand. The restructuring aims to reduce costs by NOK 500 million (approximately €5.2 million) and will cut 20% of the current 1,500 posts in administrative and support functions. The company aims to use job reduction measures such as severance packages, early pensions and natural wastage as far as possible. Nortura is a cooperative owned by 19,000 farmers. Net payments to the farmers will be negatively affected too. The details of the restructuring will not be clarified until formal talks with union representatives begins in February. Main shop steward Kenneth Johansen, who represents 2,500 Nortura employees, has been informed of the company's economic situation and concedes that a restructuring is needed. He says the planned cuts will affect the whole organisation and describes them as serious.


  • 18 January 2018: Dagens Næringsliv
  • 18 January 2018: E24
  • : Nationen


Eurofound (2018), Nortua , Internal restructuring in Norway, factsheet number 93076, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/93076.