Future of pladis Tollcross factory in balance – 460 jobs threatened


pladis, the global snacking company, has announced a proposal to close its factory in Tollcross, Glasgow, subject to a full and meaningful consultation with employees. The proposal would put 468 jobs at risk of redundancy.

The rationale for the proposal is to “address excess capacity across pladis’ UK sites” and ensure pladis can continue to invest in the future success of the business.

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

This proposal, which is subject to consultation with Tollcross employees, would see production moved to other UK pladis sites and the Scottish factory closing in the second half of 2022.

“We know this news will be difficult for our colleagues at Tollcross,” said David Murray, pladis UK & Ireland Managing Director who announced the consultation to employees at meetings today. “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.”