Polyester fibre and yarns manufacturer Trevira Neckelmann A/S is to lay off 100 employees in a relocation of one of its texturising departments.

The company, which belongs to German polyester fibre maker Trevira GmbH, is to move its plant in Silkeborg, on the Danish Jutland peninsula to Germany as part of a cost-cutting drive.

100 of the 520-strong workforce at Silkeborg will leave the company.

The Trevira group produces polyester yarns in Germany, Belgium and Portugal and employs 2,400 workers.