Dunbia closes Felinfach plant with loss of 34 jobs

By Michelle Perrett

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Dunbia is to the close the Felinfach plant
Dunbia is to the close the Felinfach plant
Meat processor Dunbia has said it will be forced to close its manufacturing facility in Felinfach, West Wales next month, with the loss of 34 jobs, following a notice of termination on the lease from its landlord.

The company said it had completed a consultation process with the plant’s employees, during which it offered alternative full-time employment to all of the site’s 141 staff.

As a result of this process, 107 staff will be transferring to the company’s other plants in Wales.

Free bus service

Dunbia said it would be running a free bus service to staff who are transferring, with stops at Felinfach, Lampeter, Llanybydder and Cross Hands. Staff transferring to Cross Hands will also receive a support payment in recognition of the disruption caused by the transfer.

The remaining 34 staff who have chosen not to relocate have now been put on notice of redundancy.

“We currently employ over 1,100 staff in Wales between our three facilities and, despite the closure of Felinfach, we expect this number to be higher in 12 months’ time as we continue to invest in growing the business,” ​said Helen Rees, Dunbia HR director.


“The closure at Felinfach is due to circumstances beyond our control, and we have made a significant effort to offer staff alternative employment options and to support them through this transition.

We are delighted that the majority of the Felinfach employees have opted to remain with the company – we would have preferred to have retained all staff in the process, but we understand the change does not suit all employees for their own personal reasons.”

A joint venture between Dawn Meats and Dunbia was announced in May 2017, which combines 15 facilities across Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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