Australia: General Mills to close plant in Victoria

Australia: General Mills to close plant in Victoria

General Mills, the US food manufacturer, has announced a restructure of its operations in Australia that will see the closure of its manufacturing facility in Mount Waverley, Victoria.

The Mount Waverley plant, which produces goods such as Latina chilled pasta meals, is set to close between April and June 2018, General Mills said. The move would also see the consolidation of its Australian manufacturing activity into an expanded production facility in Rooty Hill, New South Wales and broader Australian supply chain network, the firm added.

"The difficult decision to close the Mount Waverley facility, which makes pasta, sauce and ready-to-eat meals, was taken to simplify General Mills’ supply chain and secure the future growth of the business", the company commented in a press release.

The food giant's move in Australia follows a previous announcement regarding a restructure of the firm's global operations, impacting Brazil, China and the USA.

Source: General Mills / Australian Food News