Last day for Rehau workers at Amlwch plant

Geograph / Eric Jones

Workers at a plastics factory in Amlwch will clock off for the last time on Friday.

The Rehau plant on the town’s industrial estate is closing with the loss of 104 jobs, following a big slump in demand for PVC.

The closure was confirmed in April, after the German firm rejected alternative plans from staff to try and secure the long term future of the site.

The factory has been the biggest employer in Amlwch since it opened in 1975. In recent years, Rehau has attempted to secure its future by bringing in new machinery and changing shift patterns to improve productivity.

Production will move to other sites in mainland Europe, but the company will retain its Blaenau Ffestiniog factory – where earlier this year, bonus payments for staff were cut to try and make the site more competitive.

In the wake of a tough financial year for North Anglesey – which also saw the suspension of Wylfa Newydd – the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority pledged £495,000 towards a new economic regeneration plan for the area, being drawn up by the county council.

1 comment on “Last day for Rehau workers at Amlwch plant”

  1. Dave Evans Reply

    Sad day! Feel very sorry for the workforce, hope Anglesey gets the investment it deserves!

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