Dutch food company Nutreco has said its pork company Hendrix Meat Group is to close its processing facility in Hoogeveen.

The closure, which will result in 58 job losses, is a result of a plan to focus the production of fresh pre-packed meat for supermarket chains in the company's meat processing facilities in Beilen and Someren.

Nutreco said the combination of the activities is the result of developments in the pre-packed meat market.

"Supermarkets are placing higher demands, on the one hand on shelf life and presentation of meat products in the coolers, and on the other hand on speed and flexibility of the supplier," the company said.

"To meet these demands, Hendrix Meat Group has invested in state-of-the art packaging lines in the processing facilities in Beilen and Someren. These allow us to process meat products in innovative packaging. It has also considerably expanded our production capacity. The new situation also provides benefits in terms of logistics and efficiency," Nutreco added.