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Raisio's personnel 2015

In 2015, Raisio integrated Benecol consumer business acquired from Johnson & Johnson into Raisio. Streamlining of production processes affected the number of employees.

At the end of 2015, Raisio had 1,787 employees (1,862 at the end of 2014) in ten countries. Of the change, some 40 employees are related to the divestment of Raisio's Polish subsidiary's pasta business in the summer 2015. All factory employees transferred to the new owner.  Personnel in the UK Cereal & Snack business decreased by some thirty persons as the operations stabilised after the production transfer. In Finland, Raisio adjusted its operations to changed market conditions, which led to the termination of some employments.

Raisio follows local relevant bargaining contracts and work-related regulations and laws.

Main events in 2015

  • Raisio regularly reviews market salaries in order to maintain its competitiveness. In 2015, Raisio's wages and fees from continuing operations totalled EUR 77.2 (2014: 68.6) million including other personnel expenses.
  • At the end of 2015, extensive negotiations were conducted regarding the future of the Southall site in the UK. The negotiations resulted in the decision to cease the Southall site production during the first quarter of 2016, resulting in termination of some 100 employments.
  • In the Czech Republic, competition for skilled labour intensified as the industrial production increased in the Rohatec region. To ensure competitiveness and a stable workforce, Raisio raised the factory workers' wage levels significantly late 2015.
  • Raisioagro introduced a business-driven organisation model to ensure a rapid response to customer needs. 
  • To enhance operations and the use of resources, Raisio's retail sales activities in the UK and Czech Republic were combined into one organisation.