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132 aluminium jobs at risk

132 jobs could be lost after aluminium giant Sapa announced a consultation that could see the closure of its plant in Bedwas, near Caerphilly.

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Sapa blames market conditions for Bedwas closure plan

In light of the change to market conditions, our commitment to continue manufacturing in the UK remains strong. We believe that there is a need in the UK for a quality producer that can provide a level of service exceeding current customer expectations. Achievement of this goal is paramount in our future strategy.

We recognise the impact that this announcement will have on our colleagues at Bedwas. We very much hope that we can find alternatives to the proposal to close and will put every effort into doing so.

– Alain Couturier, Sapa Profiles UK

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