Atria’s EUR 155 million investment in the construction of a new poultry plant at the Nurmo plant site proceeded according to plan. The investment will increase Atria Finland’s poultry production capacity by around 40%.
Atria invested EUR 30 million in production restructuring in Sweden. The investment will expand Atria’s production and logistics at Sköllersta and improve their efficiency. The arrangement will transfer Atria’s production in Malmö to the Sköllersta and Moheda plants in Sweden and to the Hansted plants in Denmark.
The Sköllersta plant is Atria’s largest production facility in Sweden
Atria and its principal shareholders Itikka osuuskunta, Lihakunta and Osuuskunta Pohjanmaan Liha, together with the Valio cooperative Osuuskunta Maitosuomi, established Nautasuomi Oy to develop and market cattle feeds. The company also provides beef sourcing services to Atria. The new company's key task is to ensure cost-effective and high-quality industrial feeds for dairy and beef farms, thus supporting the competitiveness of Finnish primary production not only in Finland but internationally.
Atria's Finnish grass beef tenderloin was crowned the world's best steak in the prestigious World Steak Challenge in Dublin. Atria’s Danish partner JN Meat International participated in the contest with Finnish beef and won for the third time in a row. The title was sought by a total of more than 400 different steaks and 23 competing countries.
Atria sold its Russian subsidiary OOO Pit-Product for approximately EUR 30 million to the Limited Liability Company Agricultural Complex Mikhailovsky, a member of the Russian Cherkizovo Group. The sold business has mostly been loss-making. Atria acquired Pit-Product in 2005.
Atria Finland Ltd decided to almost double the capacity of the solar power plant at its Nurmo production plant. When the extension is completed in 2022, around 8% of the annual electricity consumption of the Nurmo plant will be covered by solar power.
The solar power plant at Atria’s Nurmo production plant is the largest of its kind in Finland.
Read more in the Atria Corporate Responsibility Report