ForFarmers UK has announced proposals to close its site in Crewe in the final quarter of 2019. The company said that the feed volume that is currently manufactured by the Crewe mill will be transferred to ForFarmers’ facilities in nearby Newcastle under Lyme, Selby and Preston.
The proposed closure of the Crewe site is subject to the required consultation with impacted employees. This consultation will include employees at the Newcastle under Lyme site, due to possible changes in its operating structure. The consultation process has started today.
Earlier this year ForFarmers N.V. announced its efficiency plans to decrease the group operating costs by €10 million in 2021 (versus 2018). These plans include its intention to rationalise the supply chain both in terms of modernising existing mills and in its footprint of site locations.
ForFarmers UK said no decision has as yet been taken on the future of the mill in Crewe and that the proposed transfer plans would include approximately 23 redundancies.