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Danish Crown Announces New Cattle Slaughterhouse

18 August 2011

DENMARK - Following months of extensive analysis, Danish Crown has now decided to place its new cattle slaughterhouse in Vejen Municipality, Southern Denmark.

Danish Crown states that municipalities all over Denmark have shown a lot of interest in the project, which is extremely positive, and the decision is therefore based on very thorough deliberations.

However, many factors must be taken into account, and analysis has shown that Vejen is the best solution, says Lorenz Hansen, Managing Director of DC Beef.

This will be an investment of more than DKK 500 million in Danish jobs, and during the process which kicked off back in March, Danish Crown has been wooed by many municipalities eager to ensure the potential 300 jobs that the project entails.

But plot and location are just two important factors – the cost of deliveries, waste-water treatment and a long list of other aspects have also been carefully assessed.

-Danish Crown’s decision to build a modern cattle slaughterhouse in Vejen Municipality is a victory for the entire region.

When a big company like Danish Crown chooses to build in Denmark’s ‘strategic intersection’, it will have a positive knock-on effect across the entire region. It shows that our municipality is worth investing in and that we are also able to cater for really big companies, says Egon Fræhr, Mayor of Vejen.

Concurrently with its recent negotiations with Danish Crown, Vejen Municipality was able to acquire the plot in Rødding which was formerly the site of Danish Crown’s meat cutting division.

In spring 2012, Danish Crown’s Board of Directors is expected to make its final decision on whether Denmark will have a new cattle slaughterhouse. The ability to establish a competitive cost structure will be one of the deciding factors.

TheCattleSite News Desk



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