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180 jobs at risk at Kingsmill bakery in Cardiff

Allied Bakeries is set to stop bakery production at the site on Maes-y-Coed Road Credit: Google Maps

Around 180 jobs are at risk at Allied Bakeries in Cardiff after the Kingsmill bread-maker revealed plans to halt production at their facility in the city.

The group could stop bakery production at the site on Maes-y-Coed Road as part of a review after it lost a major own-label contract earlier this year.

Allied Bakeries said it will move baking to other facilities in the UK, but will continue to run its transport logistics depot from the Cardiff site, supplying bakery products across Wales and parts of England.

Earlier this year Allied Bakeries announced the loss of a major own-label bakery contract, following which we have undertaken a detailed review of our bakery network to optimise our production capacity, locations and routes to market.

If these proposals are accepted it will regrettably result in some redundancies and we understand that this announcement will be unsettling for our colleagues in Cardiff.

If these changes go ahead we will provide support to anyone impacted to help them find a new job, either at another Allied Bakeries' site, or elsewhere in the local community.

– Allied Bakeries Spokesperson

The Bakers' Food and Allied Workers' Union (BFAWU) said the announcement was ''devastating for Wales.''

''A lot of this is down to the power of supermarkets.'' BFAWU General Secretary Ronnie Draper said.

''They shift a product from one manufacturer to another without thinking about the consequences on jobs.''

Allied Bakeries is owned by Associated British Foods, which also owns high street fashion chain Primark and tea brand Twinings.