Finland-based HKScan is to cut another 70 jobs from its operations in Sweden in a bid to make its operations in the country more efficient.

HKScan said today (8 October) falling pork production in Sweden has led it to decide to end the night shift of pork cutting at its plant in Kristiansand.

The announcement of job losses in Sweden comes two months after HKScan said it would look to streamline its local business, including stopping production at one plant. Those moves were expected to lead to 150 staff being laid off.

HK Scan, which says it employs about 2,500 staff in Sweden, is looking for the moves to boost its results in the country by around EUR10m (US$13m). In the first half of 2012, its Swedish business ran up an operating loss of EUR9.7m.

Elsewhere, the company also announced today it had closed a production unit in Denmark.

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