Anglesey Council Leader, Councillor Llinos Medi, has pledged to work with the Welsh Government to offer as much support as possible to the Rehau UK plant in Amlwch.
The company revealed today (Wednesday, January 23rd) that all 104 staff were at risk of redundancy as a result of a decline in export demand for its PVC products.
The Amlwch site has been a major employer in the town since it was first opened in 1975.
Councillor Llinos Medi, said, “This is desperately worrying news for the town. I have already contacted Rehau UK Chief Executive, Martin Hitchin, to offer our support as well as colleagues in Welsh Government to see how they can help the company moving forward.”
“As Amlwch’s largest employer, I’m keenly aware that the closure of Rehau would represent a devastating blow for the town. The loss of 104 jobs would not only affect many families – some of whom have more than one relative working there – but the local community as a whole. I will be working with Twrcelyn ward members and keeping them updated.”
She added, “Our aim now is to arrange a meeting with the company, Welsh Government and other stakeholders as soon as possible. Arrangements to facilitate a meeting are already underway.”
Anglesey’s Head of Regulation and Economic Development, Dylan Williams, said, “We are extremely concerned about the short term impacts and long terms prospects for North Anglesey. The consultation at Rehau in Amlwch, follows the decision to suspend Wylfa Newydd and defueling works at the existing Magnox power station are also nearing completion. These combined impacts will be substantial and require a dynamic response from the public sector.”