LJUBLJANA (Slovenia), 27 October (SeeNews) – The Slovenian unit of the Dutch brewery Heineken Pivovarna Laško Union (PLU) intends to move the production of Union beer to its factory Laško from Ljubljana by January 2022, they announced.
The decision is the result of a preventive independent safety assessment of the 35-year-old refrigeration system at Pivovarna Union in Ljubljana, which showed that it was no longer suitable for operation and could pose a significant safety risk in the future, the PLU said. in a statement earlier this week.
The packaging and logistics activities of Union beer will remain at Union Brewery, while the production of soft drinks and water and administrative and corporate functions will not change their location, the same applies to Union Pub and Union Experience Museum, the PLU said.
“Due to the complexity of the processes, we do not yet know exactly how many employees will be affected by this change. We will look for all possibilities to mitigate these effects – possible re-employment in other organizational units, perhaps in Laško. Early retirement,” the video file said. published on the RTV Slovenia website on Tuesday, said communications manager Alenka Rozman.
The Ljubljana location currently employs 145 people, and 18 of them work in the field of brewing and fermentation, which is moving to Laško, said Rozman.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, PLU net profit in 2020 fell to € 16.7 million ($ 19.4 million) from € 24.4 million a year earlier.
($ = 0.8587 euros)