Premier Foods announced the decision to cut 43 jobs and close its mill in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales last July.
The firm said the closure was part of a strategy to reorganise its milling business into two parts.
A dedicated management structure was established to oversee the firm’s Rank Hovis free trade business – this will be serviced mainly by Premier Foods’ sites in Southampton, Manchester and Newbridge.
Premier Foods said it planned to invest about £1M in improving the capability of its Southampton and Wellingborough sites as part of this reorganisation.
Bob Spooner, md of Premier Foods’ bread division and group supply chain director, said: “The Rank Hovis business has over 100 years of history in British milling with significant scale, expertise and know-how. By creating a dedicated structure aligned to our Rank Hovis customers, we will be able to improve further our customer focus and service levels.
“It’s also critical that we take the tough decisions necessary to improve the longer-term profitability and sustainability of the milling business by aligning our capacity to market needs.”