Set to be implemented fully by mid-2021, Vion said it aimed to integrate its activities at its location in Scherpenzeel into its Boxtel site, which will involve relocation for the majority of its workers.
It said it expected that the majority of its 120 employees at Vion Scherpenzeel would be relocated within its locations in Boxtel, Apeldoorn and Groenlo, or would leave by means of natural labour turnover.
The business added that the move would shorten its supply chain to offer more value for the sale of meat in the markets, as well as improve efficiency and make it a more sustainable way of working.
Vion Pork’s chief operating officer John de Jonge said the investment in a more integrated production was an “important step” for the business.
“It will improve our international competitive position and the quality of our products. Thanks to the careful approach, we limit the nuisance for neighbours to a minimum and it will contribute considerably to making the production of meat more sustainable,” said de Jonge.
“Optimising the production chain is one of the focal points in our strategy.”
Vion said it would undertake the investment carefully and with respect for people, animals and the environment.