South East Wales

ITW Foils' Blaenavon factory set to shut with job losses

ITW Foils Europe factory Image copyright Google
Image caption ITW Foils Europe is based at Kays & Kears Industrial Estate, Blaenavon

Around 70 jobs are set to go with the closure of a factory in Torfaen.

ITW Foils, in Blaenavon, which produces foil for greetings cards and books, said it was consulting with workers to try to identify alternative roles.

Union officials said staff had been working hard to try to turn around losses over the past three years.

Jeff Woods, regional organiser for the Unite union, said the company planned to focus its production in South Korea and the USA instead of Europe.

A company spokesperson said: "We very much regret the position our employees at the Blaenavon site are now facing and are committed to supporting them over the coming months."

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