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Thetford: Jeyes set to move more jobs to town

PUBLISHED: 10:49 08 October 2012

Nicholas Goodwin, chief financial officer at Jeyes Group

Nicholas Goodwin, chief financial officer at Jeyes Group

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CLEANING products firm Jeyes looks set to move production of its toilet block products to Thetford under plans to axe more than 100 jobs in Scotland.

Following a two-month review, Jeyes has now started a 90-day consultation over plans to move production and axe 108 positions in East Kilbride.

Nicholas Goodwin, chief financial officer for Jeyes Group, said: “Over the past two months, we have conducted a review to ensure our business is profitable and sustainable for the future in very difficult global trading conditions.

“The review suggests that the East Kilbride facility does not appear to be the most cost effective location for the future supply of our products.

“We are therefore considering transferring manufacturing toilet blocks to our site at Thetford in Norfolk.”

The company said that at this stage it was unable to say how many new jobs could be created in Norfolk.

It said in a statement, Jeyes said: “Once the 90-day consultation is complete Jeyes will be in a better position to comment on what a decision about East Kilbride means for Norfolk, if anything.”

Earlier this year, Jeyes also announced plans to close a factory in north Wales and said this was also likely to result in more jobs at Thetford.

Staff at the company’s plant in Mold, Flintshire, were told in July that the factory would close early next year, with the loss of 117 jobs, following a strategic review announced last December.

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