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Burton’s Foods to Rationalise Biscuit Production

Burton’s Foods to Rationalise Biscuit Production
January 14
12:29 2011

Burton’s Foods, the second largest biscuits manufacturer in the UK, is to close one of its factories. The company is closing its factory at Moreton, which makes Jammie Dodgers and Wagon Wheels, with the loss of 342 jobs. A further 70 redundancies are proposed at the company’s factory in Llantarnam in South Wales.

“The proposed job losses are deeply regrettable, but, along with the new £25m investment we are making in our UK manufacturing capability, will help deliver sustainable profitable growth for the company in a highly competitive and challenging market,” says Ben Clarke, chief executive of Burtons Foods.

The £25m capital investment programme will take place over three years and includes £5m on chocolate enrobing and robotics at Burton’s Edinburgh site and £2m on chocolate moulding at Llantarnum. The company also plans to consolidate its Knowsley multi-site distribution operations into a single new location.

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