13 Dec 2013

Kellogg's to close NSW plant

8:08 am on 13 December 2013

Kellogg's is to close a food plant on the Central Coast of New South Wales and shift its operations to Thailand.

The Kellogg Company chief executive John Bryant said the Charmhaven plant will close by late 2014 and 100 jobs will be lost.

AAP reports the cereal and snack company 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.