Atria plans to proceed with the modernisation of its Nurmo pig cutting facility in Finland following completion of talks with its employees.

With the completion of talks, the facility’s operations will be restructured, which will see staffing reduced by 80 person-years by the end of the year.

The reduction in staff count will be done through natural attrition, internal transfers and pension arrangements.

"This investment is expected to generate annual cost savings of around €8m in the plant’s operations."

The company also plans to end the subcontracting works of pig cutting.

Last January, Atria announced its plan to invest €36m in Nurmo for the construction and modernisation of the plant.

This investment is expected to generate annual cost savings of around €8m in the plant’s operations. It will be completed by the end of next year and the company will achieve savings from early 2018.

The Finnish food company is one of leading food companies in the Nordic countries, Russia and the Baltic region.

Its customer base includes consumer goods retailers, food service customers and the food industry.

Atria’s net sales last year exceeded €1,340m ($1,521m) and has 4,270 employees.