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Two hundred jobs are under threat in Merthyr Tydfil, as forklift truck company Linde announced the site there could close.
Just four years ago they employed around 400 people, but say the continuing economic downturn means they have never been able to make a profit
In an area already high in unemployment it's yet a further blow, whilst Unions say it's another nail in the coffin of Welsh manufacturing, as Rob Osborne reports.
Two hundred jobs are under threat in Merthyr Tydfil tonight as forklift truck company Linde announced the site there could close.
Nick Ramsay, the Shadow Minister for Business says the news is 'really concerning'.
More than 200 jobs are at risk at a forklift truck company in Merthyr Tydfil after it announced the site could close.
The KION Group says it'll enter a 90-day consultation period with its staff, worker representatives and the unions.
Gordon Riske is the CEO of KION Group:
Two hundred and three jobs are under threat at a factory which makes forklift trucks in Merthyr Tydfil, as the owners have announced plans for its closure.
The Kion group said the factory has failed to make a profit since it was restructured in 2007.
The company is entering a 90-day consultation period with employees.