Douwe Egberts’ Budapest Factory To Close Down

  • 14 Apr 2014 9:00 AM
Douwe Egberts’ Budapest Factory To Close Down
By the end of the year Douwe Egberts Zrt Hungary will cease production in Budapest and will let go 184 employees due to the parent company – DE Master Blenders 1753 – realignment.

Douwe Egberts currently employs 300 people in Hungary. The realignment affects 162 people in the Budapest factory; the other 22 employees have different roles at the company. Workers and the National Labour Office were told about the restructuring on Friday, April 11.

According to the company’s official statement, Douwe Egberts Zrt management has gathered an employee consultation in accordance with legal regulations, to review the possibilities and to reduce the decision’s negative impacts. The company is one of the leading members of the hot beverage market in the country with its most well-known brands such as the Douwe Egberts Espresso, Omnia, Karaván coffee, Paloma coffee, and the Pickwick and Sir Morton tea families.

The company’s Budapest factory deals with roasting, and coffee and tea packaging, and its products are being exported to many European countries.

After the Douwe Egberts Budapest factory shut down, only its trading centre will remain active in Hungary.

Words by Tímea Klincsek for

Proofread by Írj Jól Szolgáltató Kft

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