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Fazer closes Hyvinkää and Ulvila bakeries

Press Releases   •   Jun 24, 2014 09:04 GMT

Fazer Bakery’s collaboration negotiations regarding the bakeries in Hyvinkää and Ulvila in Finland are over. Production in the Hyvinkää and Ulvila bakeries will be terminated and the bakeries will be closed in autumn 2015.

Fazer has considered different options to improve the efficiency of its bakery network, and has decided to centralise the production of bakery products. As a result the production in Hyvinkää and Ulvila bakeries will be terminated and the bakeries will be closed. This will happen at the earliest in September 2015. 

The collaboration negotiations in Hyvinkää and Ulvila bakeries affected the entire personnel, 146 employees in total, of which 73 in Hyvinkää and 73 in Ulvila.

‘We want to further the employees’ possibilities of re-employment, either within or outside the group. We will liaise with the local employment administrations’, says Markus Hellström, Managing Director, Fazer Bakery Finland.

The need for the negotiations was a result of the challenging market situation. Bread consumption is declining in Finland and consumer behaviour has changed in a significant way. The share of bread baked in stores is growing and that of pre-packed bread is falling. Increasing the efficiency of operations must be continued to secure future competitiveness. Salary and energy costs have continued to rise as well and it is not possible to fully transfer the cost effects into prices.

Fazer’s other bakeries are located in Vantaa, Lahti, Lappeenranta and Oulu. In addition, Fazer has 47 in-store bakeries where bakers bake bread every day. The degree of domestic origin in Fazer’s bakery products is over 95 per cent.

Media contacts:
Markus Hellström, Managing Director, Fazer Bakery Finland, tel. 040 732 0057 and Leena Majamäki, Vice President, Communications, Fazer Group, tel. 040 585 1585

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Fazer Group
Fazer is an international family-owned company offering bakery, confectionery and biscuit products as well as food and café services. Fazer operates in eight countries and exports to more than 40 countries. Fazer’s mission is to create taste sensations. The company’s success, ever since its establishment in 1891, has been based on the best product and service quality, beloved brands, the passion of its skilful people and the company’s responsible ways of working. The goal is to share the taste of good life every day. Fazer Group’s net sales in 2013 amounted to nearly 1.7 billion euros and the company has over 15,000 employees. Fazer’s operations comply with ethical principles that are based on the Group’s values and the UN Global Compact.  

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Fazer Bakery’s collaboration negotiations regarding the bakeries in Hyvinkää and Ulvila in Finland are over. Production in the Hyvinkää and Ulvila bakeries will be terminated and the bakeries will be closed in autumn 2015.

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Fazer Food Services renews its restaurant offering in the open sector and opens a new type of street food restaurant in the centre of Helsinki – Gastro NOM Helsinki

Press Releases   •   Jun 06, 2014 05:00 GMT

A new taste bud tingling meeting spot Gastro NOM Helsinki will be opened for street food friends in Helsinki city centre on Friday June 6th. The restaurant will be located in the new developing Töölönlahti area and serve street gourmet as well as most-loved international and Finnish dishes. It will be run by Fazer Food Services.

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Fazer to cooperate with WWF to protect biodiversity

Press Releases   •   May 22, 2014 08:21 GMT

Fazer launches cooperation with WWF to protect biodiversity. The objective of this collaboration is to better acknowledge the impact of Fazer’s operations on maintaining biodiversity.

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Fazer plans increasing efficiency of bakery network in Finland

Press Releases   •   Apr 28, 2014 11:39 GMT

Fazer has made an assessment of options to increase the efficiency of its bakery network. Fazer is considering measures to centralise the production of bakery products and, consequently, the possible closure of its Hyvinkää and Ulvila bakeries. Fazer will start collaboration negotiations which will affect 146 persons in total.

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Petri Kujala and Heli Arantola appointed to Fazer Group Management Team

Press Releases   •   Apr 16, 2014 07:25 GMT

Petri Kujala has been appointed Managing Director of the Fazer Bakery Business Area and Heli Arantola has been appointed Senior Vice President Strategy & Business Development, Fazer Group. Both are members of the Group Management Team and report to Christoph Vitzthum, President and CEO of Fazer Group. The appointments became effective on 1 April.

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Fazer achieves record net sales despite challenging business environment

Press Releases   •   Mar 20, 2014 06:20 GMT

Fazer reached new heights in 2013, posting net sales of 1,696 million euros. The Group’s operating profit amounted to 49.0 million euros. Fazer’s newly released annual review reports a positive outlook for 2014.

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Fazer increases the efficiency of its bakery picking network

Press Releases   •   Mar 12, 2014 12:08 GMT

Fazer has made an assessment of its logistics operations and planned how to increase the efficiency of its picking network in Finland to secure its competitiveness in a changing operational environment. Collaboration negotiations with those working in picking and packing have now been finalised. The employment of 29 persons will be terminated in Lappeenranta and Oulu. The original estimate indicated in the collaboration proposition
was 40 jobs.

Collaboration negotiations with those working in picking and packing in the Lappeenranta and Oulu bakeries have now been finalised. The need for negotiations arose from the challenging market
situation and changes in consumer behaviour. The constant development of operational models and increasing the efficiency of operations are prerequisites for future success. Increasing the efficiency of operations must be continued also because labour and energy costs have continued to rise and it is not possible to fully transfer the cost effects into prices.

The picking network consists of picking terminals in the bakeries’ dispatch areas, where products are picked for each customer for subsequent delivery. Fazer will move the picking operations from the Lappeenranta and Oulu bakeries to the dispatch departments in Vantaa and Lahti. Theneed for layoffs is 29 persons: 19 in Lappeenranta and 10 in Oulu. The original estimate indicated in the collaboration proposition was 40 persons.

ʻWe will individually support those whose employment will be terminated. We will focus on relocating people within Fazer and are prepared to support retraining,ʼ says the Managing Director of Fazer Brands Finland Tom Lindblad.


Questions from the media will be answered by:
Managing Director Tom Lindblad, Fazer Brands Finland - tel. +358 400 452 226
VP Corporate Affairs Leena Majamäki, Fazer Group - tel. +358 40 585 1585
Emails: firstname.lastname(at)fazer.com

Fazer is an international family-owned company offering bakery, confectionery and biscuit products as well as contract catering, restaurant and café services. Fazer has its own operations in eight countries and export to more than 40 countries. Fazer’s mission is to create taste sensations. The company’s success ever since its establishment in 1891 has been based on the best product and service quality, beloved brands and skilful people. Fazer’s operations comply with ethical principles that are based on the Group’s values and the UN Global Compact. The company operates in two business areas. Among Fazer Brands’ well-known delicacies are tasty baked goods and confectionery. Fazer Food Services offers good food and tailor-made services in contract catering. Fazer Group’s net sales in 2012 amounted to nearly 1.7 billion euros, and the company has over 15,000 employees.

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OAO Fazer Publishes Voluntary Offer given by its main shareholder Fazer Bakeries B.V.

Press Releases   •   Feb 28, 2014 07:34 GMT

OAO Fazer has on 28 February 2014 published a Voluntary Offer, by which Fazer Bakeries B.V. offers to acquire all shares in OAO Fazer held by its minority shareholders. Prior to this, Fazer Bakeries B.V. has submitted the Voluntary Offer to the Central Bank of Russia, which has given its approval to proceed.

The main shareholder Fazer Bakeries B.V. is offering a fair market price of RUR 46.33 per share. The price is set by the authorised appraisal company Russian Valuation Service.

The full terms of the offer are set out in the Voluntary Offer.

Questions will be answered by:
Ulrika Romantschuk, SVP, Marketing & Communications, Fazer Group
tel. +358 40 566 4246, email ulrika.romantschuk@fazer.com.

Fazer is an international family-owned company offering bakery, confectionery and biscuit products as well as contract catering, restaurant and café services. Fazer has its own operations in eight countries and export to more than 40 countries. Fazer’s mission is to create taste sensations. The company’s success ever since its establishment in 1891 has been based on the best product and service quality, beloved brands and skilful people. Fazer’s operations comply with ethical principles that are based on the Group’s values and the UN Global Compact. The company operates in two business areas. Among Fazer Brands’ well-known delicacies are tasty baked goods and confectionery. Fazer Food Services offers good food and tailor-made services in contract catering. Fazer Group’s net sales in 2012 amounted to nearly 1.7 billion euros, and the company has over 15,000 employees.

As part of Fazer Group’s ongoing programme to restructure its legal entities, Fazer Bakeries B.V. offers to purchase all shares in OAO Fazer held by its minority shareholders.

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Survey: Finns have their lunch alone and suffer from having to hurry

Press Releases   •   Jan 24, 2014 09:00 GMT

A lunch survey by Fazer Food Services indicates that Finns suffer from having to hurry at lunch. One-third of the respondents say that they dine at their workstation weekly, and 39% work through their lunch break every week. To a surprisingly frequent extent, Finns are usually only accompanied by a knife and a fork when dining: two out of three respondents have their lunch alone weekly.

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Fazer celebrates the lifework of Tove Jansson

Press Releases   •   Jan 20, 2014 07:32 GMT

Tove Jansson's 100th anniversary will be celebrated in August 2014. Jansson's close cooperation with Fazer ranged from the drawing of advertisements to the design of packages. To celebrate Tove Jansson's 100th anniversary, Fazer will introduce new Moomin products, change the appearance of Moomin packages and be the main partner of the Tove Jansson exhibition at the Ateneum Art Museum.

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Fazer Group
Fazer is an international family-owned company offering bakery, confectionery and biscuit products as well as food and café services. Fazer operates in eight countries and exports to more than 40 countries. Fazer’s mission is to create taste sensations. The company’s success, ever since its establishment in 1891, has been based on the best product and service quality, beloved brands, the passion of its skilful people and the company’s responsible ways of working. The goal is to share the taste of good life every day. Fazer Group’s net sales in 2013 amounted to nearly 1.7 billion euros and the company has over 15,000 employees. Fazer’s operations comply with ethical principles that are based on the Group’s values and the UN Global Compact.

Makes the world taste good