2 Sisters to cease operations in Llangefni factory deeming it unsustainable

UK – 2 Sisters, a privately owned food manufacturing company headquartered in Birmingham, has announced plans to close its Llangefni factory after a recent unfavourable review.

The company’s UK poultry division, Llangefni factory, is one of the smallest subsidiaries with 730 employees whose jobs are currently at risk.

In a statement, 2 Sisters communicated that the company needed to make operational changes to help overcome the persistent challenges facing the manufacturing sector.

The Llangefni factory was said to lack space to be efficient and that the production costs are higher than they should be.

The factory would need a significant investment to bring its standards to a level comparable with other subsidiaries of the company.

The company released a statement saying, “This will be extremely disappointing news for our Llangefni colleagues, and it is no reflection of their continuing hard work and commitment.

However, we have a duty to remain competitive and protect our wider business on which many thousands of people depend.”

They communicated that all the 730 affected employees would be consulted together with their representatives to explore a range of options including redeployment before the final decisions to close the site are made.

2 sisters acquired the Llangefni factory in June 2013 after the UK exit of their Dutch protein company, Vion.

The company’s published accounts revealed that for the year ended 31st July 2021, they reported a £95.5 million (US$103.81M) loss and a pre-exceptional loss of £44.9 million (US$48.81M).

2 Sisters was first established in 1993 by entrepreneur Ranjit Singh Boporan as a frozen retail poultry cutting operation.

It has amassed vast growth since then and it now covers 20 sites in the UK, 6 in the Netherlands and one in both Poland and Ireland.

It is considered a major player in the UK food and beverage sector, employing a total of 18,000 people.

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