The company plans to move the majority of its cooked meat production from Bodmin to other UK facilities while expanding the cooked bacon operations at the site. “The result of the proposed change is that approximately 430 positions at Bodmin are now at risk of redundancy,” the company said in a statement.
Tulip has entered into talks with employees over the proposed cuts. During this process, Tulip said management would work “closely” with staff in Bodmin to “explore all viable alternatives to the proposal” and “wherever possible avoid any unnecessary redundancies”.
Last year the loss of a “significant customer” prompted Tulip to cut jobs at its Tipton plant in the West Midlands. Danish Crown has, however, been investing in the UK. In 2014, Tulip acquired local charcuterie firm Castellano, invested in increasing capacity at its sausage and Scotch eggs plant in Lincolnshire, and opened a new production facility in the West Midlands.