HKScan is currently undergoing a streamlining of its production structure

HKScan is currently undergoing a streamlining of its production structure

HKScan is to centralise its Baltic poultry production at its renovated Tabasalu facility in Estonia as part of plans to improve operational efficiency in its home markets.

The Finnish food group said today (23 September) that from the beginning of 2014, the Tabasalu plant will be responsible for slaughtering, cutting, deboning and processing of poultry meat for the entire Baltic region.

The facility will take over the production of poultry products previously manufactured at the Loo facility near Tallinn. The company did not reveal whether any jobs would be affected by the move.

The firm is currently undergoing a streamlining of its production structure and is centralizing its technology and raw material base in its home markets in a bid to improve operational efficiency and production management.

The Tabasalu facility has been modernised and expanded in stages over the last few years, with the last of new lines to be installed by the end of this year. The EUR13.5m investment will enable Tallegg to double its Baltic production capacity and respond to growing demand for poultry products in Estonia and export markets, HKScan said.

The facility manufactures a range of products sold chiefly in the Baltic countries, including Tallegg fresh chicken products, smoked poultry products, marinated and oven products.

"Bringing added capacity, this investment also enhances our technological capabilities, supporting the development of the Tallegg brand and improving the quality and shelf life of our products," said Teet Soorm, general manager of HKScan Baltics.

Certain primary units will remain operational at the Loo facility, including a poultry feed factory, chicken hatchery, chicken farm and egg production.

In January, HKScan announced a number of management appointments that it said would strengthen its management team and allow the Finnish meat group to drive synergies. Months later, the group shed 123 jobs at its Finnish operations as part of its restructuring initiative.

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HKScan opens poultry facility in Tabasalu, Estonia

 

HKScan Corporation is centralising its Baltic poultry production at its renovated Tabasalu facility. The unit was officially inaugurated on September 23, 2013. As of the beginning of 2014, the Tabasalu facility will be responsible for slaughtering, cutting, deboning and processing of poultry meat for the entire Baltic region in HKScan Group. The plant will take over the production of poultry products previously manufactured at the Loo facility near Tallinn.

Modern facility with double capacity

The Tabasalu facility has been modernised and expanded in stages over the past few years. The last new lines are to be installed by the end of this year. The 13.5 million euro investment will enable Tallegg to double its Baltic production capacity and respond to growing demand for poultry products in Estonia and export markets. The Tabasalu facility manufactures a range of products sold chiefly in the Baltic countries, including Tallegg fresh chicken products, smoked poultry products, marinated and oven products.

“Bringing added capacity, this investment also enhances our technological capabilities, supporting the development of the Tallegg brand and improving the quality and shelf life of our products. The modernised facilities offer better working conditions for our employees, as process automation has eliminated the need for heavy manual handling,” says Teet Soorm, General Manager of HKScan Baltics. The expansion of the Tabasalu facility has increased its combined floor area by 5 000 m2, bringing it to a total of nearly 13 000 m2.

Certain primary units will remain operational at the Loo facility, including a poultry feed factory, chicken hatchery, chicken farm and egg production.

Investing in productivity and product development

HKScan Corporation has production facilities based in Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia and Poland. To improve operational efficiency and production management, the company is currently streamlining its production structure and centralizing its technology and raw material base in its home markets. Various investments form part of this development programme.

Original source: HKScan