Mars Petcare Factory Closes

More than 80 staff members are set to lose their jobs after it was confirmed that Mars Petcare will be closing its Peterborough factory, located in Woodston

mars-factory-closesThe closure was first proposed by Mars Petcare in January, following a review of capacity requirements. The final decision was recently announced following a period of consultation with staff and the local government including local Conservative MP Shailesh Vara.
A Mars Petcare spokesperson said:

We can confirm that we have taken the difficult decision to close the Mars Petcare factory in Peterborough, following a thorough consultation. The site will close later this year at a date that is yet to be confirmed. In the meantime we will continue to support employees affected by this difficult decision and will offer them the best advice and help to find alternative employment

The Peterborough factory was opened in 1974 and produces dry pet food brands including Pedigree and Whiskas.

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