December 12, 2013
Cereals maker Kellogg’s will close its plant on the NSW Central Coast and shift its operations to Thailand, axing 100 jobs.
The Kellogg Company said its Charmhaven plant will close by late 2014 and job losses will be phased with the closure.
‘These jobs are being eliminated, not relocated, and Kellogg will be making more effective use of existing capacity in its manufacturing network,’
the company said in a statement.Kellogg’s said it will work closely with employees as they leave the company.’We are very mindful of the impact
these changes will have particularly to our employees,’ chief executive John Bryant said.’We will help those who are impacted through their
transitions.’The cereal and snack maker is also closing a food plant in Ontario, Canada, where it is shedding 550 jobs,
as it looks to save cash and grow its business in Thailand.Work on the expansion of the Rayong cereal and snack plant in Thailand will begin in
2014, and be completed by early 2015.Kellogg’s made no mention of high manufacturing costs or a high Australian dollar, which have influenced
decisions by other manufacturers’ to move operations offshore.Kellogg employs more than 31,000 people in 19 countries and is listed on the
New York Stock Exchange.