135 jobs to be axed after manufacturer announces closure plans

Some 135 jobs look set to be lost after a manufacturer revealed plans to shut down its Northamptonshire plant.

Roquette, a provider of plant-based ingredients for food and other industrial sectors in the UK, today (September 23) announced proposals to cease all manufacturing activities and shut down its production plant in Corby by the end of 2020.

The Roquette Group said that financial results in recent years have not made the operation in Corby financially viable.

“It is with deep regret that we must announce the launch of this consultation. This has not been undertaken lightly and we understand how unsettling today’s announcement will be,” said Phillip Wells, the plant manager in Corby.

He added: “We also understand the impact that this proposal would have on our employees, wider supplier base and the local community. We are committed to working closely with all stakeholders to meet our obligations and to treat our colleagues, counterparts and business partners fairly and respectfully throughout this difficult time.”