The maker of candy brands Red Band and Venco is building a new factory somewhere in the Netherlands, but simultaneously closing three factories in the Netherlands and Belgium. The Swedish Cloetta, to which the brands belong, announced it.
According to a spokesperson, it is not yet determined where the new plant will be. The factories that are closing are located in Roosendaal in Brabant (two) and in Turnhout in Flanders (one).
“The new building and the closure project will affect 350 employees in the Netherlands and Belgium,” said Cloetta, which also manufactures Sportlife chewing gum, for example.
The new factory must be more sustainable and contemporary. “We are obviously aware of the impact this proposed decision could have on our employees who currently work at the three production sites in Turnhout and Roosendaal.”
The company says it wants to bring as many people as possible to the new location. “To reduce the impact for them, but also to retain their knowledge and skills.”