Lieken, the German manufacturer of bread and other baked goods, is scaling back its manufacturing operations with the closure of a production line at its factory in Ludersdorf, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
The closure, which will reportedly affect around 80 jobs, is said to be part of a strategic decision to refocus the business on its core categories of sandwich loaves and other sliced bread.
According to a report in Lebensmittel Praxis, the changes will see the workforce scaled down to 230, with the factory outputting around 50,000 tonnes of finished goods per year.
“From a business standpoint, refocusing on our core products is an important step”, the company is quoted as saying.
Lieken produces packaged bread under the Golden Toast and Lieken Urkorn brands, in addition to supplying part-baked goods for retailers’ in-store bakeries.
Source: Lebensmittel Praxis / Lieken