730 2 Sisters jobs in danger in rooster manufacturing facility closure

2 Sisters produces a third of all poultry products consumed in the UK

2 Sisters produces a 3rd of all poultry merchandise consumed within the UK

A rooster manufacturing facility is going through closure with 730 jobs in danger.

Poultry big 2 Sisters Meals Group stated the positioning in Llangefni, Anglesey, was outdated and would require important funding to deliver it as much as the identical customary as its different areas.

The agency additionally stated Llangefni was one in all its smallest websites and merchandise may very well be made extra effectively elsewhere.

It added that it might converse with workers to discover the choices earlier than making closing choices on closure.

“Clearly this might be extraordinarily disappointing information for our Llangefni colleagues, and it’s no reflection of their persevering with laborious work and dedication,” an organization assertion stated.

“Nonetheless, now we have an obligation to stay aggressive and defend our wider enterprise on which many 1000’s of individuals rely.”

Within the assertion, 2 Sisters stated it had reviewed its UK poultry division to beat “challenges going through to meals manufacturing sector”.

‘Price to provide right here is larger’

It described the Llangefni website, which it purchased in 2013, as “not sustainable” and missing area to be environment friendly, regardless of £5m being invested there.

“The fee to provide right here is larger, and it might require important funding to deliver it as much as the requirements of our different factories,” it added.

“Our merchandise could be made extra effectively elsewhere throughout our property.

“Subsequently our proposal is to stop operations on the manufacturing facility, placing the positioning vulnerable to closure.”

Ronald Kers, chief govt of two Sisters, warned in an interview with The Grocer in December concerning the challenges confronted within the trade.

The corporate’s final revealed accounts present it made a £95.5m loss to 31 July, 2021.

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