InBev in Germany is looking to trim its workforce in the country as the economic downturn tightens its grip.

The German unit of Anheuser-Busch InBev, Inbev Deutschland, confirmed yesterday (29 January) that it will cut up to 90 jobs by reducing its brewing capacity.

The jobs will go at InBev Deutschland's facility in Hanover, where all brewing, with the exception of the Gilde and Lindener Spezial beer brands, will cease. Brewing will be transferred to the company's plants in Bremen, Wernigerode and Issum.

"The economic consequences of the move will be kept to a minimum for staff, with the offer of reduced time shifts and socially-compatible solutions," InBev Deutschland said.

A timescale for the job cuts was not disclosed.