A fire broke out at the Vinderup production plant of HKScan’s Danish subsidiary Rose Poultry on Wednesday evening. The incident will cause a break in production. The duration of the break will be clear during the next few days. It will be possible to transfer some of Vinderup’s poultry slaughtering and production to the company’s other poultry slaughtering plant in Skovsgaard.

According to the preliminary information the fire was ignited by a welding spark during the installation of a new cooling line. There was no severe personal injury, and the personnel was successfully evacuated and sent home. The company management estimates that the insurances will cover the damage.

The head office of Rose Poultry A/S is located at the Vinderup production plant. The number of personnel at the plant totals approximately 440.

Denmark’s largest poultry company, Rose Poultry, manufactures more than 130 million kg of poultry meat annually. It has three production plants in Denmark. The poultry slaughtering operations are centralized to the plants in Vinderup and Skovsgaard. The company employs approximately 900 persons.

 

Further information can be obtained from Denis Mattsson, director responsible for HKScan’s business in Denmark, tel. +358 400 432 877. You can also leave any messages for him to call with Marjukka Hujanen, tel. +358 10 570 6218.

 

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 retail, the HoReCa sector, industry and export customers. It had net sales of EUR 2.5 billion in 2011. HKScan has operations in ten countries and has some 11 400 employees.