Hereford & Worcester

Worcester's Carnaud Metalbox factory to close

A food packaging factory in Worcester is to close with the loss of 118 jobs.

Owners Crown Cork & Seal said the Carnaud Metalbox site in Perrywood Walk would be wound down over the next three months following a staff consultation.

The company said it was not "economically possible" to keep the factory open because of "a consistent decline in sales".

It confirmed that staff had been served with redundancy notices and the factory would close on July 7.

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