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Kion's Gordon Riske defends Merthyr Plant closure plans

The owner of a factory employing 203 people making forklift trucks in Merthyr Tydfil has announced plans for its closure.

The Kion Group said the factory has never made a profit since it was reorganised in 2007.

A 90-day period of consultation is getting under way with staff.

The company said that if the closure goes ahead workers will be offered the opportunity to apply for positions at other sites.

It's chief executive officer, Gordon Riske, spoke to Radio Wales' Nelli Bird.

Forklift factory closure talks

  • 31 Jan 2013
  • From the section Wales