HKScan Corporation                                              Stock Exchange Release 21 March, at 12 am


HKScan granted environmental permit for new production plant in Rauma

As announced earlier (in stock exchange releases dated 13.10.2014, 5.8.2015 and 1.10.2015), HKScan is investing in a new Rauma-based production facility specializing in poultry products. The Southern Finland Regional State Administrative Agency has today granted HKScan Finland Oy an environmental permit for a slaughterhouse and meat processing facility in the City of Rauma. The decision takes effect after any appeals have been processed. The deadline for appeals is 20 April 2016.  HKScan is authorized to initiate the construction process regardless of appeals.

The decision confirms that the Rauma plant complies with all the provisions of the Environmental Protection Act, the Waste Act and the Nature Conservation Act. The plant also meets the stipulations of the city plan, master plan and regional plan.

In compliance with the Environmental Protection Act, the authorities have issued the permits following due consideration of the operations that will be carried out at the plant, the characteristics of its site, the plant’s foreseeable impacts on the environment, planned measures to prevent environmental degradation and the company’s financial capacity to undertake environmental protection measures.

The permits were processed rapidly and in good cooperation with the relevant authorities (the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment, the Regional State Administrative Agency and the Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency) and the City of Rauma. The provisions of the environmental permit can thus be taken into account during the planning process.

Production to be launched at the end of 2017

Construction of the new plant began at the beginning of 2016. The plant is scheduled for completion at the end of 2017. It will replace HKScan’s current production facility based in Eura.

The new plant will specialize in the growing poultry segment and the production of chicken-based products. Valued at around EUR 80 million, the investment will increase production capacity and shorten throughput times, thus further improving HKScan’s product quality.

The state-of-the-art production technology to be installed at the new plant will enable the development of innovative Kariniemen novelties for the domestic and export markets. In compliance with its responsibility programme, HKScan will strive to maximize material, energy and environmental efficiency in all equipment procured for the new plant.


HKScan Corporation
Aki Laiho
Interim CEO, COO


For further information:
Aki Laiho, Interim CEO, COO, HKScan Group.  Kindly submit a call-back request via Marja-Leena Dahlskog, SVP Communications, tel. +358 10 570 2142.

HKScan is the leading Nordic meat expert. We produce, market and sell high-quality, responsibly-produced pork, beef, poultry and lamb products, processed meats and convenience foods under strong brand names. Our customers are the retail, food service, industrial and export sectors, and our home markets comprise Finland, Sweden, Denmark and the Baltics. We export to close to 50 countries. In 2015, HKScan had net sales of approximately EUR 1.9 billion and some 7 400 employees.

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