Liha ja Säilyke Oy and Atria Oy operations integrated

31.7.2006 10:00
Liha ja Säilyke Oy and Atria Oy operations integrated

The overlapping operations of Atria Group's subsidiary Liha ja Säilyke Oy,
its logistics company F-Logistiikka Oy and Atria Oy will be integrated and
reorganised. The integration improves the efficiency of the productive
operations of Atria's meal and meat product industry, as the distribution of
work in the Nurmo and Forssa production plants will become clearly defined.
The reorganisation of operations provides an opportunity for Atria to develop
its meal and meat product industries as a whole and, as a result, to be able
to respond even better to changing customer and consumer requirements.

Sausage production will be transferred from Forssa to Nurmo during 2007. The
production of all-meat products, cold cut products and convenience foods will
continue at the Forssa production plant. Operations related to logistics,
technical running, financial administration and personnel management will be
integrated. Furthermore, sales and marketing operations will be also

Atria will focus on developing its Forssan brand. The Forssan brand is the
market leader in Finland in the salad product group, and it has also a strong
position in the cold cut product group.

Cooperation negotiations concerning the entire personnel will be started in
Forssa today. According to estimates and owing to the changes, 35 jobs will
be lost by the end of 2007. The integration of these operations is expected
to improve cost-efficiency by nearly EUR 2 million per year.

Liha ja Säilyke Oy was incorporated in to the Atria Group in 1999. Liha ja
Säilyke Oy manufactures salads, convenience foods, pasties and meat products.
In 2005 the company's turnover was EUR 41 million.

For further information, please contact Juha Gröhn, Executive Vice-President,
from 11.00 hrs, tel. +358 400 684224.


Matti Tikkakoski
President and CEO


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