Thirteen jobs could go in Rogerstone and Abercarn factories move
11:50am Tuesday 8th January 2013 in Gwent news
THIRTEEN jobs could go at two Gwent factory sites.
Wanzl UK service, which owns the Gwent-based Symonds UK Limited, said the redundancies could be made at its factories in Rogerstone and Abercarn following the consolidation of warehousing and service operations at its other site.
Managing director of Symonds Doug Jeffery said this was a direct response to supply-chain demands being driven by UK retailers who are under increasing pressure to reduce costs and lower their carbon emissions.
Symonds Hydroclean, in Rogerstone, provides specialist cleaning for supermarket trolleys.
Workers were informed yesterday that redundancy procedures had been initiated.
The firm said every effort would be made to relocate employees within the Wanzl group or to transfer them to other sections of the business where there are vacancies.
Mr Jeffery said most of the 400-plus jobs currently held by Symonds employees in the area were unaffected.