Arla to close German site

30 Oct 2015

After what the company said was careful consideration Arla Foods has decided that a continued operation of the Kißleg dairy site in Germany is not economically viable.

Arla to close German site

After what the company said was careful consideration Arla Foods has decided that a continued operation of the Kißleg dairy site in Germany is not economically viable.

European dairy cooperative Arla Foods is to close its production plant in Kißlegg-Zaisenhofen in the German district of Ravensburg. The decision comes, according to the company, in response to a massive fall in prices and strong pressure from competition in international markets. The closure of the site on February 29th 2016 will affect 38 employees, who were informed of the decision at a staff meeting today.

“This was not an easy decision to take,” said Winfried Meier, senior vice president at Arla Foods Central Europe. “In recent months our experts have carefully examined and worked through a variety of options. Unfortunately it became clear that continued operation of the Kißlegg site was not economically viable.”