Unilever saves Pot Noodle factory but jobs will be lost

Posted on 25 Apr 2008 by The Manufacturer

Unilever has announced that its factory in Crumlin, South Wales will be kept open, but with the loss of up to 62 jobs.

Following a period of consultation, Unilever decided it would not close the site, but would instead invest £1 million into its operations. It will, however, be forced to reduce its 220-strong workforce.

“It is regrettable that 62 staff may be affected by the changes at the site. However, the £1 million investment in the factory shows Unilever’s long term commitment to manufacturing in south Wales,” said Rural Affairs Minister Elin Jones.

The company will now continue its consultation process with employee representatives to decide how the changes will be made.