The board of VAASAN Group has decided to build a new Bake Off production site to Estonia, Saue. Building a new site is part of the Bake Off business area strategy to strengthen our competitive position across our home markets, enable production of a wider range of high quality products in the future and expand operations within bake off business into new markets in the Baltic countries.
"The Bake Off business area has a strong position in the Nordic countries. A new production site in Estonia opens up new business opportunities for us and helps us to strengthen our foot hold also in the Baltic countries, where we already are market leaders in fresh bread", says Lenita Ingelin, Director for VAASAN Bake-Off business.
As a result, the Bake-Off production sites in Sweden will be closed down and production will be moved gradually to Estonia. The personnel will be offered a possibility to move over to work for the new factory and that is now subject to negotiations with the labour unions. The management has an open dialogue with the local labour unions to try to minimize the possible negative impact on the personnel in Sweden. At the moment the Group has two bake-off production sites in Sweden and one in Finland.
"The new site will bring new jobs to Saue and we assume that when fully up and running it will employ appr. 100 persons", says Lenita Ingelin.
The construction of the new production site will start in the coming months and be ready within a year. Production in Saue will then start gradually and be fully operating in the beginning of 2014.
Mrs Lenita Ingelin
Director, VAASAN Group, Bake Off Business Area
Tel. + 358 (0) 204 46 2020 or email@example.com