Packaging giant Tetra Pak could cut around 150 jobs at a plant in the UK after admitting production at the site could end.

The company said yesterday (30 September) that it had entered into consultation with employees over plans to stop production at its plant in Wrexham.

Tetra Pak said “market changes” had dictated the decision to consider ending production at the site.

The company said “many products” are being offered in other packaging formats as well as cartons.

Tetra Pak had been supplying overseas markets from the Wrexham site and export shipments accounted for half the plant’s production in 2009. However, local sites, notably in Russia and the Middle East, were now serving their domestic markets, which meant production for those markets from Wrexham was no longer required.

“Our proposal is that we will remain in Wrexham with around 135 jobs. We intend to create over 20 new jobs to operate a finished goods warehouse to better service the UK and Irish markets and ensure we are in the right shape for future growth,” said Rik Jacobs, MD of Tetra Pak’s UK and Irish operations.

The consultation period will last 90 days.