doctor Oetker will close production in Ettlingen at the end of the year

With social plan

Doctor Oetker wants to stop production at the Ettlingen site by the end of the year. The company announced it on Thursday. Around 150 jobs are to be cut with a social plan.

At the end of the year, Dr. Oetker production in Ettlingen.

Photo: Bernd Thissen/dpa

The food company Dr. Oetker has agreed with the works council on the conditions for closing the Ettlingen site near Karlsruhe. With a social plan, around 150 jobs are to be cut, as the company announced on Thursday. This would have resulted in negotiations on a reconciliation of interests with the works council.

According to the company, the plant has been recording losses since 2016. Products such as sauces and soups are produced there for large consumers such as canteens or catering – Dr. Oetker talks about the range of spicy foods. Its market has been in constant decline for years. The company therefore wants to focus more on products such as pizza, cakes and desserts in the future, she said.

68 jobs will remain in Ettlingen

68 jobs in marketing, sales and administration will remain in Ettlingen. Commercial trainees are not affected by the measures. Production should stop at the end of the year.

Doctor Oetker, headquartered in Bielefeld, achieved a turnover of 3.71 billion euros in 2020 with 34,000 employees worldwide.

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