McVitie’s Tollcross factory at threat of closure


Global snacking company that owns Mcvities, has announced proposals to close its Tollcross, Glasgow factory, subject to a consultation with employees.

The closure would see 486 roles at risk of redundancy.

This proposal, which is subject to consultation with employees, would see production from Tollcross moved to other Pladis sites within the UK.

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The factory would then cease operations in the second half of 2022.

Pladis said the move has come about as a result of “excess capacity” which needs to be addressed across its UK sites, in order to ensure the company can continue to invest in the future of the business.

The Tollcross site has been identified for potential closure based on a comprehensive business analysis which considered several factors including utilisation, volume and product mix.

“We know this news will be difficult for our colleagues at Tollcross,” Pladis UK and Ireland managing director David Murray said.

“Our priority now is to provide them with the support they need during the consultation process
Pladis is home to some of Britain’s best-loved brands which have been part of the fabric of our society for nearly two hundred years.

“In order to protect them for generations to come, we must take steps to address excess capacity in the UK. This overcapacity limits our ability to make the right investments in future capabilities to meet the very big changes in our industry.”



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