Danish Crown reinstates 110 jobs in Ringsted – The Post

Danish Crown reinstates 110 jobs in Ringsted

But news is less cheery for Haldor Topsøe

The slaughter capacity will be increased to 45,000 pigs per week (photo: Danish Crown)
August 13th, 2015 2:49 pm| by Christian W

An increase in the number of slaughter pigs has led to the slaughterhouse giant Danish Crown reinstating 110 jobs in Ringsted that were slashed in March.

The new positions mean that Danish Crown will in the future be able to butcher 45,000 pigs per week instead of the 34,000 its capacity had been reduced to.

“It’s a great feeling to give our factory head the job to annul the redundancy papers for a huge number of employees who were facing losing their jobs,” said Søren F Eriksen, a head of production for Danish Crown.

Danish Crown’s move has been influenced by increased business in Japan and China.

READ MORE: Danish slaughterhouse giants to merge

Haldor Topsøe cuts 160 jobs
In related and less positive news, the Danish technology company Haldor Topsøe has revealed it will be cutting 160 jobs, primarily in Denmark.

Political unrest and a downturn in growth markets was cited as the main reason for the move, which comes despite the company unveiling profits of 154 million kroner in its recent financial results for the first half of the year.

While catalyst revenue increased by 18 percent, technology revenue fell by 30 percent.

“It is in the light of these challenges that we have found it necessary to adapt to the current market conditions and downsize the organisation,” said Bjerne S Clausen, the CEO of Haldor Topsøe.

“Unfortunately, this means that we will have to say goodbye to some of our colleagues, meaning that around 160 employees, the vast majority in Denmark, will be leaving us.”