Meat group Vion has revamped its international operations in a bid to take the business closer to its individual markets.

The company has switched from being based on four operating divisions to two – Vion Food and Vion Ingredients – with both units further broken down a on a regional basis.

Vion Food will take in the group’s operations in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany and its wider international markets. The Vion Ingredients unit will encompass operations in Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, its international markets and the company’s gelatine business.

A spokesman for Vion said the company wants to be closer to its customers in individual markets.

Last year’s acquisition of UK firm Grampian Country Food Group and the recent announcement that three senior executives were to leave Vion were key factors behind the overhaul, the spokesman added.

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However, the spokesman played down the prospect that the restructuring would mean more jobs being created at Vion.

“We have looked at our positions in the market given we have made some acquisitions in recent years,” he said. “We are not changing the business model to change our employability.”