The history of the Danish company that used to run this factory goes back to the year 1909. It was the first Danish trademark ever to be registered. In the 1990s, the company began its first large international strategy by mergers with various Scandinavian meat companies. In 2004, the company acquired a German meat company, and in 2009 a Swedish and another German company followed.
The closing down of this factory is another result of the company's international strategy.
It was originally a part of one of the companies that were acquired in 1990. Said company mainly manufactured ham products for the U.S. market. The company strategy for the year 2010 included the closure of this plant because the manufacture of ham products could be achieved at a lower price at other sites or in other countries.
About 190 employees lost their jobs when the factory closed down in September of 2007.