GERMANY, Altenburg. The future at Vion’s pork and beef processing plant in Altenburg will focus on cattle. The Thüringen site will stop the slaughter of pigs in the first quarter on 2020, with a future focus on expanding in the beef market.
The site will see a reduction in its staff by around 110 employees. The company has informed its employees and their representatives and has immediately started discussions for a redundancy package.
The new direction of Vion Altenburg is part of the strategy of Vion. In East Germany there is no other processing site for cattle with the exception of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Further to this, transport times of cattle from producer to the meat processing plant can be reduced significantly due to the increased capacity by this specialisation.