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19 December 2013 | Gurjit Degun
Food manufacturer Kellogg's is to close two of its factories in Australia and Canada respectively and expand its plant in Thailand as part of its supply chain optimisation programme.
The move, part of the firm’s 'Project K', a four-year plan to save £300 million through the supply chain, will see the closure of the snacks plant in Charmhaven, Australia, by late 2014. The ready-to-eat factory in London, Ontario, Canada, will also close by the end of next year, and Kellogg's plans to expand its cereal and snacks unit in Rayong, Thailand, by early 2015.
“We have a compelling business need to better align our assets with marketplace trends and customer requirements,” said John Bryant, president and CEO at Kellogg Company. “To that end, we are taking action to ensure our manufacturing network is operating the right number of plants and production lines – in the right locations – to better meet current and future production needs and the evolving needs of our customers.”