Dutch dairy multinational FrieslandCampina has announced the closure of its Yoko Cheese packaging facility in Genk, Belgium by the end of 2021.
According to FrieslandCampina press release, the decision to close the facility is based on the current underutilisation of its cheese packaging network, and the company’s efforts to restructure its operations to save costs. The closure will reportedly lead to 211 job losses.
Hans Meeuwis, president of FrieslandCampina Dairy Essentials, said: “In line with our strategy, we are continuously looking for ways to further improve our position with regard to value creation and cost optimisation. Of course, we do this after careful consideration of all interests, including those of the impacted employees. I am aware that the intention to close our Genk location has a major impact. In case of closure, the company will provide our employees with maximum support in finding new jobs”.