No Buyer Found For Vion

11 Apr

The bid which was in the pipeline for Vion, the red meat processing plant on Anglesey has failed. So as of this Friday, 350 people will be unemployed. This means the last major slaughter facility in north Wales will close and will lead to a large drop in overall slaughter capacity in Wales and a loss of levy income.

The Gaerwen site was one of two on Anglesey owned by Vion, although a buyer was found for the sister poultry plant at Llangefni allowing 300 posts to be safeguarded. The purchase was made in March by the Birmingham-based 2 Sisters Food Group, along with sites at Sandycroft in Flintshire, where 1,300 people are employed, and at Merthyr Tydfil where another 1,300 jobs were saved.


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  1. dave

    April 15, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    dreadful for the area, dreadful for farmers
    so sad a buyer not found sale

  2. Mr T

    April 18, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    This is dreadful news for this area and for farmers.
    Thought someone could have sorted a deal on this