Grupo Bimbo has ended bread production at its Solares plant in Catabria, Spain

Grupo Bimbo has ended bread production at its Solares plant in Catabria, Spain

Mexican bakery giant Grupo Bimbo is to close a production line at a plant in Spain.

Bimbo has decided to stop bread production line at the plant in Cantabria as part of a strategic plan which "aims to modernise the existing production process with a clear focus on competitiveness and product quality".

The company did not disclose how many jobs this would affect when contacted by just-food.

In a statement, Bimbo said it is building a new production centre for bread at a site in Guadalajara, near Madrid. It expects the facility to be operational early next year. The move would allow it to become a "market leader in baking", it added.