LONDON (Reuters) – Consumer appurtenances behemothic Unilever (ULVR.L) (UNc.AS) is to abutting four sites in Britain with the accident of 800 jobs, as it switches assembly to its better British branch at Port Sunlight, northwest England, backed by a 40 actor pounds investment.
The move involves sites acquired with Unilever’s acquirement of beard affliction accumulation Alberto Culver and Sara Lee’s claimed affliction business over the accomplished 18 months, forth with a Welsh IT centre, as it moves jobs to Port Sunlight and India.
The group, which produces Persil bactericide and PG Tips tea in Britain, said on Thursday that the closures could aftereffect in the accident of 500 jobs from its 7,500-strong UK workforce, while there could additionally be a accident of about 300 associated architect and third-party jobs.
Unilever is proposing to abutting its beard affliction bulb in Swansea and a baby administration armpit at Bridgend, South Wales, afterwards it bought U.S. accumulation Alberto Culver in 2011. The above Sara Lee bulb in Slough, west of London, which makes Radox and added ablution and battery products, will additionally close.
Production will move to Unilever’s celebrated home of Port Sunlight, area Lord Lever aboriginal started bearing soaps and detergents added than 100 years ago. The moves are accepted to actualize about 150 new jobs at Port Sunlight.
The cease of the two accomplishment sites at Swansea and Slough will abate the cardinal of the group’s UK plants to nine and advance to amount accumulation from added able assembly from beneath factories.
It is additionally closing its Ewloe IT site, abutting to Port Sunlight but aloof beyond the bound in North Wales, with jobs appointment to Port Sunlight and to Bangalore in India.
Unilever said the analysis of its proposals is accepted to be assured by backward 2012 and the moves completed by the end of 2013.
Britain’s better barter union, Unite, said that it was assessing the appulse of Unilever’s move and will be affair chief administration this ages to altercate the job cuts and approaching added application at Port Sunlight.