150 jobs to go as factory moves abroad

150 jobs will be lost in the North West as a factory on the Wirral moves production to Hungary by 2013.

Givaudan in Bromborough employ 174 people in total - the remaining 24 roles will move to other areas of the UK.

The company is now consulting with staff.

Site manager, Kevin Robinson, said:

"We have carefully considered the proposal to close the manufacturing operation at Bromborough.

"The site has a rich heritage and everyone has worked very hard but unfortunately it can no longer meet our needs, and the investments required to upgrade it are prohibitive. 

"It makes much more sense for our European customers, and for the long term good of our business overall, to build a dedicated new factory.

"If the proposal goes through, our priority will be to ensure that our employees receive the best possible financial and social care support."