Müller planned to axe more than 300 jobs, after revealing its intention last month (January 13) to close operations at its north east London factory. But 180 new jobs would be created alongside wider restructuring plans.
The decision to close the Chadwell Heath plant followed a 45-day consultation period with staff and unions. Müller will gradually wind down the site over the next 15 months, with a potential loss of 389 permanent jobs
Müller Milk & Ingredients md Andrew McInnes said: “It is clear that the dairy at Chadwell Heath is no longer economically viable and – in an environment where there is simply too much fresh milk processing capacity – we simply cannot justify the level of investment required for the complete overhaul and modernisation required at the site.”
The news came as Müller announced its plans to invest £60M to upgrade its network of fresh milk and ingredients dairies in Britain and create 180 jobs.