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Cemex is to mothball its South Ferriby cement plant in north Lincolnshire, with the loss of around 110 jobs.
The majority of redundancies are set to take place in July. The plant, which has been owned by Cemex since 2005 and has been in existence since 1938, had already suffered problems in recent years after it was forced to halt production for 13 months after flooding in December 2013.
The latest decision to halt production is thought to be related
to a drop in demand following the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown.
Cemex said its customers would continued to be suppled from
its existing cement network and that a plan was in place to ensure customer
service would be mainained.
In a statement, it said: “Cemex remains committed to the UK and its European business, which is one of the company’s largest regions, and will continue to have a strong national presence. This decision will allow Cemex to optimise the network it has available across the region. This is part of an ongoing strategy to strengthen the Cemex portfolio and secure its place as a global leader in the industry.”