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Raisio's personnel 2013

In 2013, Raisio focused on enhancing its operations, which also widely affected the personnel in all of the countries where Raisio has production. According to the survey, personnels views on Raisio improved further and is on a good level.

At the end of 2013, Raisio employed 1,896 (1,885) persons, of whom 21% (22%) worked in Finland, 46% (48%) in the UK, 28% (22%) in the Czech Republic and 5% (8%) around the world. Raisio has personnel in ten countries.

Main events in 2013

  • Raisio centralised the production of plant stanol ester, the Benecol product ingredient, to its Raisio-based factory and sold its esterification plant in the US to American Avoca Inc. The factory employed 19 persons.
  • In May Raisio sold its non-dairy business to Norwegian Kavli. Ten persons who worked at the Turku non-dairy factory were transferred to Kavli as serving employees.
  • In the UK, the snack bar production was centralised to the Newport factory; the production lines of Tywyn factory were transferred to Newport. Tywyn factory had around 120 employees and part of them were offered work at the Newport site.
  • In addition, Raisio started the production centralisation in its UK confectionery business. The confectionery production will end at the Skegness factory by the end of March 2014. Production will be transferred partly to the Leicester factory and partly to the Rohatec factory in the Czech Republic. 87 employees of the Skegness factory were given the opportunity to work in other UK locations.
  • Raisio enhanced its production at the Poland-based pasta and grits factory; 20 positions were made redundant.
  • In Finland, Raisio's vegetable oil production was adjusted to market conditions by laying off the staff for six months in 2013. In the autumn, operational possibilities in Raisio's oil milling industry were assessed in the cooperation negotiations. Raisio decided to continue oilseed crushing but to lay off the plant personnel in early 2014 until further notice. The decision concerns 15 employees.