GERMANY, Altenburg | Perleberg. The Altenburg slaughterhouse is being expanded to include cutting, processing and packaging. New refrigeration capacities are built in Perleberg.
By Dirk Lenders, LZ
Vion is responding to the lower supply of slaughter animals and declining consumption by building demand-driven regional programs for retailers. In eastern Germany and Bavaria, the meat group is investing almost 50 million euros for this purpose.
The German meat industry is facing major changes. Consumption of pork in particular is falling steadily, as is the availability of slaughter animals. Employees are hard to come by and wage costs have risen significantly due to new collective wage agreements. Profitable exports to Asia have slumped following the outbreak of African swine fever (ASF). This is putting pressure on companies' returns.