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March the 21st, 2013

HKScan to merge its Latvian subsidiaries Rigas Miesnieks A/s and
Jelgavas Galas Kombinats A/s

As a step in HKScan’s ongoing process to clarify and streamline its legal structure, Rīgas Miesnieks and Jelgavas Gaļas Kombināts were merged to form Rīgas Miesnieks on 1 March, 2013.

The business processes of HKScan’s Latvian subsidiaries have been restructured and consolidated. Production has been transferred to Jelgavas Gaļas Kombināts premises. The restructuring was completed March 1, 2013, with both companies consolidated under one official name, Rīgas Miesnieks A/s.

“By simplifying our Group structure, we will streamline the Group’s operational processes. This will also mean more unified ways of working with our customers, too,” says Hannu Kottonen, CEO of HKScan. “Similar processes are ongoing in all our home markets,” he adds. HKScan is one of northern Europe’s leading food companies.

The company will continue to invest in operational excellence as well as in further enhancing the product offering. “Consumers can rest assured that they will continue to enjoy the proven taste of their familiar products on top of new product ranges,” says Janek Kalbin, Rigas Miesnieks General Manager.

Resources have been invested in the improvement of raw material preparation processes, installation of new production and packaging lines, and an additional modern production workshop. Both the Jelgava brand and the Rīgas Miesnieks brand will be maintained and developed further.
 
ABOUT HKScan
HKScan is one of the leading food companies in northern Europe, with home markets in Finland, Sweden, Denmark, the Baltic countries and Poland. HKScan manufactures, sells and markets pork and beef, poultry products, processed meats and convenience foods under strong brand names. Its customers are the retail, food service, industrial and export sectors. In 2012, it had net sales of EUR 2.5 billion and some 11 000 employees. www.hkscan.com 

For further information:
Janek Kalbin
Rigas Miesnieks General Manager
E-pasts: Janek.Kalbin@miesnieks.lv
Tel: +37126606008
Fax: +37167339180

www.hkscan.com


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